2017 will forever be remembered as the year Weinstein (and a whole flurry of other men) were finally exposed, and it seems as we move into 2018 the conversation around sexual harassment and gender equality won’t be dying down. Last week it was revealed that the SAG awards will honour women in film by featuring an all-female line-up of presenters, and at the Golden Globes a number of female attendees will wear black to stand against sexual assault within the movie industry.
As one of the loudest voices standing up to men in Hollywood, we would have thought Rose McGowan would be behind any idea that promotes the cause. However, the actress has taken to Twitter to slam the Golden Globes initiative.
Highlighting the ‘hypocrisy’ of the black dress protest, McGowan singles out actresses such as Meryl Streep for remaining silent while continuing to work with Weinstein.
‘Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem,’ McGowan tweeted.
This isn’t the first time Streep, who has worked with Weinstein on a number of films such as The Iron Lady and August: Osage County, has been criticized by McGowan. She branded Streep a ‘lie’ after the Oscar winner spoke about against Weinstein’s behaviour.
In a second tweet McGowan suggests that the actresses showing up in black to the Golden Globes should consider wearing Marchesa, the fashion brand that use to be run by Weinstein’s now estranged wife, Georgina Chapman.
‘You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa,’ the second tweet read.