Stars Share #WhyWeWearBlack Ahead of Golden Globes 2018
Celebs will wear black to the Golden Globes this year in tribute to the battle against systemic sexual harassment.
Leading up to the Golden Globes 2018, Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, Kerry Washington, Ashley Judd, Mark Ruffalo, and more stars shared #WhyWeWearBlack on social media. The posts were a part of the Time's Up initiative, which is drawing awareness to the battle against systemic sexual harassment. As previously reported, celebs in favor of the movement will wear black to the event.
"Wondering #WhyWeWearBlack ?!?!?! Because we stand with YOU!" Washington shared on Sunday. "We stand in solidarity. Together we can end harassment, discrimination & abuse. And create safety, inclusion, equity & parity! FOR ALL PEOPLE. ACROSS ALL INDUSTRIES. We are a women led campaign but we are standing for ALL marginalized people. STAND WITH US. Wear black today."
Judd echoed Washington's sentiment:
"Today, we wear black," she wrote. "Why? Nearly 1/2 of men think women are well represented in leadership roles and 1/3 of women think women are well represented in leadership roles. The *reality* is, only 1 in 10 senior leaders are women. #TimesUp #WhyWeWearBlack"
"Wearing black today in solidarity with the men and women asking for respect and equality across industry lines," Ruffalo announced in a video posted to Twitter. "Let's bring a stop to sexual harassment in the workplace. Join us in wearing black and saying #TimesUp."
Jennifer Lopez posted a video message of support all the way from Puerto Rico.
These stars were joined by Witherspoon, Milano, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, and Brie Larson, who penned their own heartfelt posts with the #TimesUp hashtag.
"We wear black to symbolize solidarity," Dawson said in her video. "That the death knell has struck on abusive power and that it's time to celebrate each other, not just the nominees on our film and television screens, but our storytellers who have bravely come forward and courageously shared their personal stories which have liberated so many of us."
This year's Golden Globes will be hosted by Seth Meyers. Catch it on NBC at 5 p.m. PST.