Hollywood Actresses to wear black at Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment

Carla Harmon
December 15, 2017

While it's been heartachingly powerful to see many, many women and men come forward with their stories of surviving sexual assault, this choice to wear black subtly sends the message that change must come and this insidious behavior needs to end.

Hollywood has been rocked by allegations of sexual assault and harassment since an initial New York Times investigation in October revealed multiple accusations of misconduct against film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

"All female actresses attending the Globes are protesting by just wearing black gowns", a source told People.

"All of the female actresses and attendees, or majority at least, who are going to the Golden Globes, are standing in solidarity together in a form of protest".

The source added, "This movement is spreading rampantly and pretty much all the nominated women and others attending are participating".

Since then, a number of other high profile men have been accused of inappropriate behaviour, including Kevin Spacey, George HW Bush, Jeremy Piven, Brett Ratner, Dustin Hoffman, Steven Seagal, Louis CK, Jeffrey Tambor and Matt Lauer.

Many major actresses - such as nominees Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep, and Emma Stone - are expected to dress entirely in black according to Entertainment Weekly.

Following the September 11 terrorism attack in 2001, many stars attended the twice-postponed November 4 Emmys in black or pantsuits to reflect the solemnity of the national mood, but it was not a coordinated effort between stars and their stylists.

Don't expect a sea of colour when the 2018 Golden Globes roll around on January 8.

The reports come following an announcement that next year's Screen Actor's Guild Awards will feature an all-female presenting panel.

The Good Place star Kristen Bell will host the awards show which SAG Awards executive producer Kathy Connell says will pay tribute to women.

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