Black is a statement. There’s no other way to look at this bold color. It’s a color we wear in mourning. It’s a color we wear to fill good about ourselves, and it’s a color we wear when we don’t give a damn. Fittingly enough, this is the color women in Hollywood will wear at this year’s Golden Globes to make a statement about sexual harassment.
Everyone has been wondering how award season would tackle the impactful headline news over the Weinstein scandal, and the overall sentiment over how women are treated on the set and off. So this is the answer, at least it’s a good start, and we think it’s amazing.
Various news outlets are reporting that women will wear black dresses in solidarity and to protest the ongoing harassment that people constantly face.
People magazine reports that actresses Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone, whom are nominated and presenting, are among those wearing black.
A fashion designer told me Meryl Streep is urging female attendees of the upcoming Golden Globes to wear black, as a way to show #MeToo solidarity. If that pans out, it will be a clever and powerful way to acknowledge the current Hollywood situation.
— Richard Horgan (@hollywoodspin) December 14, 2017
Asia Argento, who is one of the actresses that named Harvey Weinstein as her assaulter, tweeted the following by saying not only should actresses wear black, but they should also let victims accept the award for all winners.
— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) December 15, 2017
The Screen Actors Guild Awards will actually be doing something similar. They announced that for the SAG awards on Jan. 21, all of the presenters will be female.
“Beginning with the Women’s March in January, it’s been the year of the woman,” SAG Awards executive producer Kathy Connell told The Hollywood Reporter. “This is a unifying salute to women who have been very brave and speaking up.”
Connell also said: “It’s still an awards show and a celebration — we’re not here to preach to anybody. To me, just having some of these fabulous women onstage sends its own message.”
While some might think that fashion is frivolous, we think this is a fabulous way to make a statement and goes beyond just wearing a small pin to show you support a cause.