Golden Globes 2018: Stars wearing black on the red carpet, but what is it all about?

The red carpet at the 75th Golden Globes was dominated by one colour – black. 

Showbiz royalty at the Hollywood awards ceremony wore black gowns, pin badges or black shirts in support of the Time’s Up movement, standing in solidarity with victims of sexual assault and harassment, but what is it all about?

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Why did the Golden Globe Awards 2018 attendees wear black?

Attendees at the prestigious occasion stood united with victims of rape and sexual harassment in the entertaining industry by following the dark-coloured dress code.

Stars including Reece Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Gal Gadot all wore black in a silent protest against the abused, which centered on allegations made against film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Many guests also opted to wear pin badges that showed their support for Time’s Up and 50:50, which are campaigns fighting gender inequality and inappropriate behavior in the showbiz business.

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Most men wore dark shirts with their suits, while most of the ladies wore black gowns for the red carpet.

The star-studded ceremony also saw winners, including Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Dern, use their time on the podium to thank the brave women who spoke out against the abuse.

The show of support for the “Me Too” movement and the “Time’s Up” campaign echoed far and wide as viewers stood united with the stars by wearing black while watching the ceremony.

The “Me Too” hashtag, which started trending worldwide following a call to action from actress Alyssa Milano, has been used by some of the biggest A-list stars including Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lady Gaga.

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What is the Time’s Up movement?

Time’s Up is an initiative made by 300 female Hollywood actors, executives, writers, and directors to “counter systemic sexual harassment in the entertainment business”.

The initiative made pins which numerous attendees gladly wore.

Oprah Winfrey did a powerful speech at the event and said: “I think that wearing black in solidarity is one step. I think that what Time’s Up is doing with a legal defense fund is a major step.

“It was very important to all of us involved with Time’s Up that it not just be about the women of Hollywood because we’re already a privileged group but to extend to the women of the world because as I said tonight there isn’t a culture, a race, a religion, a politic, a workplace that hasn’t been affected by it.”

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