The Golden Globes is well underway as you may know everyone wore black in solidarity as a silent protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood.
The #MeToo and Time’s Up movements are overwhelmingly supported by many in Hollywood including leading ladies like Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Issa Rae and Ava DuVernay. Take a look at all of the black ensembles that graced the red carpet tonight as well as what some had to share about why they wore black and what the movement means to them.
Ava DuVernay – “I am wearing black today because balance and inclusion and diversity is not some kind of allowance to be made to accommodate people. No, sir. It is a correction of an error. It is a righting of a wrong. And it is going to be done. Now.” — on Twitter
When asked about why she wore black Issa said – “What I love about it is that it’s not just wearing black to wear black. I keep saying that it is going to feel like a big funeral. But in a good way it just feels like the death of old Hollywood … there’s a new resolve, and it feels like even with the action points that we have with the legal-defense fund, and making agencies employ more women in position of power, it feels like this can actually get done. So it’s more than just a color. It’s more than just wearing black. We’re about that action.” — to InStyle
Viola Davis – Can we take a moment to acknowledge Viola and her gorgeous fro? #icant
When asked about why she wore Black Kerry said – “Time is up on the imbalance of power in our society … there’s a real sense of celebration on the red carpet … the reason we didn’t just stay home is that we shouldn’t have to sit out the night, or our seat at the table because of bad behavior that wasn’t ours. We are looking out for anybody who feels marginalized, whether you are a woman or a man, or because of your sexual orientation … that’s why we formed a legal-defense fund. We are committed to making change not just in our industry but in every industry.”— red carpet interview on NBC
Everyone looked stunning!