#ShotsFired: Meryl Streep Targeted With #SheKnew Posters
Every day a new hashtag is born. With the rise of sexual misconduct cases, hashtags are present now more than ever.
On Tuesday morning, the #SheKnew hashtag was introduced. Among all of the hashtags that have been developed, #SheKnew is probably the most creative.
Meryl Streep's Street Art
The posters are accusations that Streep had knowledge of Weinstein's alleged predatory behavior, but she never spoke up. The artists might have been inspired by actress, Rose McGowan, who had some not so kind words for Streep in regards to the Weinstein scandals.
On Dec. 8, during the Massachusetts Conference for Women, Streep took the stage to share her thoughts on the Weinstein scandals.
"The most gargantuan example of disrespect," Streep said. "Equal means equal. And if it stars at the top, none of these shenanigans would have filtered down and it wouldn't have been tolerated."
Streep believes that the lack of women in power affects how decisions are made.
Following the release of Streep's statements, McGowan shared her thoughts on Twitter.
No, Meryl, IT’S A F--KING CRIME. You are such a lie # ROSEARMY Meryl Streep on Harvey Weinstein allegations: It's 'the most gargantuan example of disrespect' - USA TODAY https://t.co/3E2oiCauME
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) December 8, 2017
Veteran Actress Denies 'She Knew'
On Tuesday, Streep responded to McGowan's tweet denying that "she knew" about Weinstein's crimes.
"I want to let her know I did not know about Weinstein's crimes, not in the 90's when he attacked her, or through subsequent decades when he proceeded to attack others," Streep stated.
According to social media, the posters can be seen near Streep's home in Pasadena, near the SAG-AFTRA building in Mid-Wilshire across from the 20th century Fox studio lot in Century City.
Although the individual responsible for the campaign is unknown, the artists are playing off Barbara Kruger whose signature text in the red banners have been duplicated for decades.
On Monday, the Oscar winner released a statement claiming that Weinstein used to put women in painful situations.
"He used to lure young, aspiring women into circumstances where they would be hurt," Streep continued. "I can't help thinking it's just a door that's opening to a better world."
While accusations against Weinstein continue, Streep believes that things will change.