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17th Dec 2017

The reason actresses have sworn to wear black to the Golden Globes

Actresses are showing support for an important movement.

Orlaith Condon

As Awards Season looms, many actresses have decided to use the red carpet to make a statement.

The Golden Globes are due to take place on January 7, and many of the nominees and presenters are expected to wear all black in protest.

As the wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations continues in Hollywood, many of our favourite A-listers are using their platform to show solidarity with the #MeToo movement.

It would be surprising if the cultural movement was not mentioned at all of the awards ceremonies next year, and actresses are hoping to continue to the conversation by wearing all black to the Golden Globes in January.

However, not everyone is praising the actresses that are expected to participate.

The news faced harsh criticism online, with many people suggesting they should boycott the awards to make a real statement.

There was also harsh criticism from actress Rose McGowan – one of the most vocal accusers of Harvey Weinstein.

McGowan took to Twitter to share her disappointment in the ‘hypocrisy’.

“Actresses, like Meryl Street, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black to the Golden Globes in a silent protest.

“Your silence is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly and affect no real change.

“I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.”

The actress finished by referencing the fashion label set up by Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman.

This news comes after it was announced that all the presenters at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards would be female, with many reiterating that any sign of solidarity should be welcomed.