2018 Grammy Awards: Celebrities Will Wear White Roses In Honor Of 'Time's Up' Movement
Time's Up continues to be a monumental force in Hollywood as members of the entertainment industry proceed to encourage those who have survived their horrific experiences with sexual assault and abuse.
At the Golden Globes, supporters of the movement sported all-black attire and Time's Up pins on their clothing. For the 2018 Grammys, the attendees will reportedly be honoring all sexual abuse victims with white roses on their attire.
From Black to White
The invitation to wear white roses was made through a letter written by a group named Voices in Entertainment, which is led by Meg Harkins of Roc Nation and Karen Rait of Rhymthmic Promotion, Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records.
"As we are inspired by the #TimesUp campaign, we are encouraging the artists that we work with and our colleagues attending the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City to wear a white rose to the ceremony on Sunday, January 28th. We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance," the letter states.
The letter also mentions that the group wants to continue spreading the message of better benefits, sexual harassment-free work environments, and equal opportunities for everyone which the Time's Up movement stands for.
"The world is listening. Wear a white rose," the letter concludes.
One artist that has confirmed to wear a white rose so far is the rapper Rapsody, who is nominated for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song.
In Honor Of Time's Up
The Time's Up movement was created on Jan. 1 after a wave of sexual allegations hit media sites over the course of three months. The allegations began after the fallen movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein, was outed by more then 80 women of sexual harassment, abuse, and rape.
Following Weinstein, other men in Hollywood and in the media such as Kevin Spacey, Ed Westwick, Dustin Hoffman, James Toback, Louis C.K., Matt Lauer, and Danny Masterson have all been accused of similar crimes.
Most recently, The Pineapple Express actor James Franco was accused by five women of sexual exploitative behavior. Franco recently won two awards for his performance in the film The Disaster Artist.
This year's Grammy Awards ceremony will feature performances from Bruno Mars, Cardi B, SZA, Justin Beiber, Kesha, DJ Khalid and Daddy Yankee.