After allegations of sexual harrassment exploded (and continue to explode) out of Hollywood last year, a dark side of the industry was exposed.
Now this year’s Golden Globes red carpet will also be darker – literally.
Last month, heavyweight actresses including Eva Longoria and Reese Witherspoon called for attendees to wear black on the red carpet as part of the Time’s Up movement, an empowering response to #MeToo which includes a legal defense fund and steps to achieve gender parity.
“This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment,” Ms. Longoria told the New York Times.
“For years, we’ve sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our glamour. This time the industry can’t expect us to go up and twirl around. That’s not what this moment is about.”
She told the paper a “vast majority” of women contacted had pledged to particpate.
But according to People, not everyone is on side with the idea for Sunday’s ceremony.
While they believe making a stand is important, some believe wearing black or even the fashion in general is not the best way to make that statement.
A source told the magazine, “There’s some backlash to the wear-black mandate. Some feel women should celebrate their newfound power, strong voices and the future by wearing a wide variety of brighter shades. Instead of distracting from the real issue with a mandate to wear one particular color. There will be big important speeches, no doubt, and they will make a much better statement.”