Tired of the systemic injustice and inequality that’s long been in the entertainment industry, women have come together to stand for, not just their own rights, but for every woman’s right. #TimesUp campaigns for the change in how women are treated in the workplace so they can be provided with a safer environment and more equal opportunities. The movement has been making its rounds on various platforms for weeks now, but its appearance during an awards show is a highlight.
The day prior, Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Brie Larson, Rashida Jones, and Tracee Ellis Ross encouraged their fellow actors and actresses, colleagues, and fans to stand by the movement by wearing black for the day.
#TIMESUP on abuse, harassment & the imbalance of power. Not just in Hollywood, but every industry! Join us TODAY & wear black! Use the hashtag #WhyWeWearBlack & tell us why you stand with @TIMESUPNOW. @TraceeEllisRoss @iamrashidajones @kerrywashington @brielarson @TessaThompson_x pic.twitter.com/1CON33X7jC
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) January 7, 2018
And it was a success! Golden Globes 2018 was a blackout. Numerous advocates came through as the red carpet of the awards show was filled with celebrities in black gowns, while gentlemen wore Time’s Up pins to go with their tuxedos and suits as their own show of support. It no longer mattered who wore which designer or who made it to the best dressed list. The only question asked was #WhyWeWearBlack.
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