Fashion experts have warned us that we can expect to see a lot of dark hues on the red carpet this Golden Globes 2017. Certain actresses are choosing to wear black on the special night to bring attention to a serious topic. Nominees such as Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone are expected to dress entirely in black ensembles for the event, specifically to protest and show solidarity against harassment in Hollywood.
This is not the first time celebs have decided to co-ordinate their outfits for a special cause as has been seen in the past with blue ACLU ribbons at the Oscars and Emmys. Many of the nominees have been highly vocal about sexual harassment in Hollywood and how it needs to change in this new, post-Weinstein climate. By post-Weinstein we are referring to an era after the Harvey Weinstein scandal that occurred earlier this year. Meryl Streep condemned Weinstein and the power dynamics of Hollywood men in a statement:
“The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported. The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes,” she wrote in the fall. “The behavior is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar. Each brave voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game.”
Many celebs have broken their silence, with sexual harassment claims of their own. A massive #MeToo campaign was developed and carried through by celebs and normal people alike. The hashtag was even declared Time’s Person of the Year. The announcement was made on NBC’s “Today” show, where longtime host Matt Lauer had recently been fired amid harassment allegations.