Stars of the music industry will stand in solidarity with their Hollywood equivalents by wearing white roses to show their support for the #TimesUp movement at this weekend’s Grammy Awards. It comes just three weeks after the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Watson and Jessica Chastain wore black to the Golden Globes to take a stand against sexual harassment.
Dua Lipa, Kelly Clarkson, Halsey, Cyndi Lauper and Rita Ora have all so far committed to the dress code, organized by industry executives, Meg Harkins and Karen Rait.
The duo assembled a small group of other women in the music business for dinner on Monday, to decide on what they could do at the Grammys to show their support for #TimesUp after realizing that nothing had been discussed yet. They soon reached out to their contacts, asking them to wear white roses, which has connections to the suffrage movement.
‘It's very important that we stay on their message,’ said Rait. ‘The amount of work they have been able to do in just three short weeks is inspiring. Music artists have a lot of impact.... So it's only fitting that that music's biggest night show the support for equality and safety in the workplace and that people need to be cognizant of their fellow employes.’
‘It is an important conversation politically in our country and it's also a conversation we need to have internally with our artists and our companies,’ added Harkins. ‘We need to say if anyone is feeling like they're being discriminated against and they don't feel safe in their workplace, they have people who will support them.’