The Golden Globes weren’t about who are you wearing, it was about why are you wearing black?!
It was all black everything at the Golden Globes last night as stars stood in protest of harassment and gender equality. The blackout was part of the #TimesUp movement, with many also sporting ‘Times Up’ pins.
Time’s Up is the follow up movement to the #MeToo, where women shared their experiences of sexual assault and harassment online, and is in response to the Weinstein effect.
Many of the stars posed in Time’s Up t-shirts and posted #WhyWeWearBlack messages before the awards.
Women on the carpet chose to stand together in pictures as a show of empowerment and strength. Most men even swapped their white Tuxedo shirts in favour of a black one in support of the movement.
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The blackout was striking and the messages throughout the night were powerful!
Oprah Winfrey’s especially.
After being awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Honorary Award, the first black woman to receive it, Oprah gripped everyone with her speech, which was met with rapacious applause and a standing ovation.
Despite the messages and movement being spread and supported on the night, it was a night that celebrated women.
Our very own Saorise Ronan won her first ever Golden Globe, for best actress in a film comedy for Lady Bird!
Some may not have agreed with the movement, calling it a weak attempt at a protest, but the message was clear; Hollywood was not going to stand for inequality, harassment and the abuse of power any longing, their time’s is up!