While 99% of women wore black to the Golden Globes as a sign of solitary against sexual abuse, one woman chose to wear red. The call to wear all black at the Golden Globes had been decided for at least a month, giving people plenty of time to figure out what to wear. But Latina actress, Blanca Blanco, decided to be a rebel and not wear black to support the TimesUp movement. She chose another attention-grabbing color, while saying that she still supported the women’s rights cause.
She definitely got quite a lot of heat for straying off into her own lane on an evening that was intended to be strong and united. But we applaud her for taking the wheel of her own narrative and taking on the criticism with grace.
Blanca responded to the social media hate by simply tweeting: “shaming is part of the problem.” Indeed it is.
She explained her reasoning further by saying that the movement was more than about what she wore to the red carpet. And also, she chose to wear the color that she liked.
“I love red,” Blanca said to Refinery29. “Wearing red does not means I am against #timesup movement. I applaud and stand by the courageous actresses that continue to brake [sic] the circle of abuse through their actions and their style choice. It is one of many factors leading women to a safer place because of their status in the acting world. I am excited about the ‘Time’s UP’ movement because true change is long overdue.”
Blanca was actually one of three women who didn’t wear black to the Golden Globes, and all of them had perfect reasons for not wearing black to the show.
What’s great about Blanca’s choice is that she definitely taking the attention she’s getting and making the most of it. Whether the press about her is good or bad, Blanca is retweeting it all the same. Mission accomplished.