Rose McGowan Criticizes Actresses' Plan To Wear Black To Golden Globes: 'Your Silence Is The Problem'
Rose McGowan thinks that this is not the time for the women of Hollywood to be silent.
On Saturday, the actress and activist blasted the plans for a silent protest during the red carpet of the Golden Globes. She specifically called out Meryl Streep, who was nominated for her performance in The Post, for keeping silent despite the rampant and systemic sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.
"Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black for @Golden Globes in a silent protest," reads McGowan's statement on Twitter. "YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You'll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa."
To note, Marchesa is the fashion brand established by Harvey Weinstein's now ex-wife, Georgina Chapman.
McGowan's Hollywood Horror Story
McGowan is at the forefront of the movement against sexual harassment in Hollywood. She was one of the first women to expose the sexual misconduct of the celebrated movie producer, Weinstein, which lasted for decades.
In October, the Charmed star accused the Miramax and The Weinstein Co. founder of rape.
Since then, the 44-year-old has been speaking out against sexism and sexual harassment not just in Hollywood, but in other industries as well. She, along with fellow actress and accuser, Ashley Judd, and the women who are currently fighting sexual harassment, was awarded Person of the Year by Time Magazine.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) December 8, 2017
Earlier this month, People and other news outlets revealed that several actors and actresses are considering wearing black to the Golden Globes as a protest against sexual harassment. Sources said that the protest might extend throughout the awards seasons.
"All female actresses attending the Globes are protesting by just wearing black gowns," a source said.
Hollywood has been swept by countless sexual misconduct allegations in the past two months alone. After Weinstein's fall from grace (following an explosive The New York Times expose in October), many prominent figures in the entertainment industry have been named and shamed.
Among the celebrities accused of sexual misconduct are Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Louis C.K., Ben Affleck, Charlie Sheen, Danny Masterson, Ed Westwick, director Brett Ratner, movie and TV producer Andrew Kreisberg, and music producer Russell Simons.
Meanwhile, the growing list of celebrities who have endured unwanted sexual advancements from prominent figures in the movie industry includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong'o, Lena Headey, Eva Green, Kate Beckinsale, Cara Delevingne, Lea Seydoux, and Salma Hayek.