You are probably eagerly waiting for the 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony, but you would never guess why it’s going to be special this year. The ceremony, which will happen on January 7, 2018, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, will see many celebrities dressed in beautiful gowns and suits. This year, as multiple sources confirm, a lot of actresses are planning to wear black to protest harassment in Hollywood.
The talk-show host Seth Meyers will host the ceremony for the first time next year.
Multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE that many major actresses are planning to go all-black. These apparently include Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep, and Emma Stone.
“All female actresses attending the Globes are protesting by just wearing black gowns,” a source told PEOPLE.
Many Hollywood actresses came forward to battle sexual harassment since The New York Times published the allegations against the notorious producer Harvey Weinstein. Many women openly accused him of sexual misconduct, including Lupita Nyong’o, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Julia Roberts as well as Salma Hayek.
Salma also wrote an op-ed in the Times where she called Weinstein “a monster”.
The important point is that it’s not only Weinstein who has been accused of sexual harassment. Some others have also been accused. These include Kevin Spacey, filmmaker Brett Ratner, comedian Louis C.K., music producer Russell Simmons, actor Geoffrey Rush, director James Toback, actor Jeffrey Tambor, and agent Adam Venit. Several women have accused them of alleged sexual misconduct.
It’s not the first time that actors support movements through wearing pins and accessories. Some supported the ACLU, which was the safety pin movement to support marginalized populations. Yet this is the first time they may do a full show of solidarity.
Moreover, after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, many stars attended the Emmy awards wearing black or pantsuits. However, this was not a real coordinated effort between stars and stylists, as this might be.
Let’s hope that such visible shows of solidarity continue and that the issue is prioritized until such a time when society has truly defeated the misogyny and misbalance of power in the world.
Here is something interesting about the actress Emma Stone and the Golden Globe Awards.