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Hollywood Bands Together to Send a Major Message on the Golden Globes Red Carpet
Celebs stood in solidarity to end sexual assault and harassment in the industry.
All eyes are always on the red carpet for a major awards show. But for the 75th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday, it wasn't about what Hollywood's biggest stars were wearing, but the major message behind what they were wearing.
Hollywood stars came together to wear black to protest sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, as had been reported prior to the awards show. Giuliana Rancic could also be heard asking celebs "why are you wearing black like I am" during E!'s live coverage of the red carpet, instead of the usual "who are you wearing" in support of their effort.
Many famous men and women could also be seen sporting the same accessory on the red carpet: a black-and-white pin reading "Time's Up." The Time's Up initiative was launched on Monday by 300 prominent women in Hollywood, including Reese Witherspoon, Ashley Judd, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, and Kerry Washington, in an effort to end sexual harassment, intimidation, and abuse in the workplace.
Steve Carell sports a Time's Up pin on the red carpet with wife Nancy Carell at the 75th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday, January 7, 2018.
Time's Up has raised $15 million from more than 10,000 people around the world, Tracee Ellis Ross announced in a video posted on Instagram Sunday. The black-ish star thanked supporters of the movement, along with Witherspoon, Washington, Rashida Jones, Brie Larson, and Tessa Thompson.
In addition to their fashion, actresses also made a big statement with their guests on the red carpet. Many stars brought advocates and activists for gender and racial justice to the awards show. Michelle Williams was accompanied by Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement to bring awareness to sexual assault and harassment. Meryl Streep brought Ai-jen Poo, the executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, to the awards show. Amy Poehler arrived at the Globes with Saru Jayaraman, an author and co-founder/co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United.
Meryl Streep and Ai-jen Poo on the Golden Globes red carpet.
Amy Poehler and Saru Jayaraman on the red carpet at the Golden Globes.