Jan. 8 (UPI) — Many of the celebrities who walked down Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards donned black frocks to show their support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements against sexual harassment.
“I’m here to be one of the women in black, talking about the fact that time is up on the imbalance of power in society. Time is up on our silence. Time is up on women not supporting each other. I’m really honored to be here and part of that campaign,” Scandal actress Kerry Washington said in a pre-show interview on NBC.
“The reason that we are here, the reason we didn’t just stay home is because we feel like we shouldn’t have to sit out the night. We shouldn’t have to give up our seats at the table, our voice in this industry because of bad behavior that wasn’t ours.”
Among the stars who wore black and/or Time’s Up pins were Penelope Cruz, Jessica Chastain, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kelly Clarkson, Elisabeth Moss, Chrissy Metz, Halle Berry, Tracee Ellis Ross, Viola Davis, Claire Foy, Frankie Shaw, Margot Robbie, Geena Davis, Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker.
“I’m happy to be here tonight where everybody is talking about women and 2018 seems to be a real year of change. And I’m psyched to see that change. Change is always painful, but I think we’re going to do it,” Gyllenhaal said.