Not everyone got the memo about wearing black to this year’s Golden Globes. Most attendees will be taking part in the #WhyWeWearBlack protest, which will see the carpet awash with black outfits, some opted not to take part. This may have been a mistake, or more likely a deliberate act against the silent protest, with which some have issues.
Actress Meher Tatna was one such attendee to shun the protest, turning up instead in a bright red ensemble.
Another was actress Blanca Blanco, who not only showed up wearing red, the gown was pretty risque too.
Rose McGowan had previously tweeted: ‘Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. ‘YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.’
Social media users were quick to accuse the 36-year-old of purposefully rejecting the Time’s Up movement by donning an outfit that some deemed inappropriate.
“Blanca Blanco doesn’t necessarily have to conform to the #WhyWeWearBlack dress code, yet to show up in a gown that’s not only bright red but extremely skimpy seems like a crass f*** you to the whole movement,” wrote one social media user.
Other guests to defy the sartorial blackout included German model Barbara Meier, actress Zenobia Shroff and president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Meher Tatna, who also donned a red outfit.
While many complained that failing to comply with the #WhyWeWearBlack movement indicated a lack of support to victims of sexual harassment, others were quick to point out the hypocrisy of criticising women for their outfit choices.