Should actresses wear black at award shows to protest sexual assault? | The Tylt
Should actresses wear black at award shows to protest sexual assault?
Many called the black dress code a great way to call attention to the #MeToo movement, Hollywood's harassment problem, and gender inequality in general. ⚫ ✊🏼
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.
But #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign pointed out that actresses wear black on the red carpet all the time, and that not showing up would be much more powerful.
This is interesting because women often wear black anyway (see the pics?). You know what would REALLY be a protest? Not going. No women on the red carpet as far as the eye can see. THAT would be a statement. https://t.co/TeBeqafaQg
Though she's since deleted the tweet, actress and activist Rose McGowan took to Twitter and slammed the black dress plan as insufficient and weak.
Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.
McGowan's friend Amber Tamblyn responded that wearing black was just one way to create change. ⚫ ✊🏼
Our movement is big. And a black dress is just the beginning of the darkness that will be drained from every industry across the country by the time we’re done. That’s a promise.