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Connie Britton Claps Back After People Criticized Her Golden Globes Statement Sweater
The actress stands by the sentiment that "poverty is sexist."
Connie Britton didn't just wear all black to the 2018 Golden Globes. To further use fashion as a vehicle for political statements, the actress paired a flowing maxi skirt with a cashmere sweater by Lingua Franca, which had the phrase "poverty is sexist" stitched onto its front.
The sweater in question caught fans' attention not only for its slogan, but for its hefty price tag. Some Twitter users posted comments that called out the seeming irony of a $380 sweater that addresses poverty. Here's one example:
Another social-media user accused Britton of "hypocrisy" by choosing to spend $380 on a sweater, instead of donating that sum directly to a family in need.
But, Britton was quick to respond to the unfavorable remarks. The SMILF actress shared that the sweater's designer donates $100 from each purchase to Camfed, which works to break the cycle of poverty in Africa. Plus, Britton pointed out, the average red carpet gown typically costs around $5,000.
Britton's stylist Erica Cloud also defended her client's choice to wear the statement-making top. Speaking to PeopleStyle, Cloud said: "I fully support that move because I think that’s what this is about, right? The more I thought I about it, I thought it was genius and brilliant and I thought, this is the conversation we’re supposed to be having. It’s not really about the clothing, it’s really about the message."
And indeed, Britton had a message to share.