Male actors will also wear black at the 2018 Golden Globes, joining the protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood
With the power of the #MeToo movement growing, more and more celebrities are taking a stand. And, since they have such large platforms, they are collectively harnessing that power on a more grand, symbolic scale. For the 2018 Golden Globes, male actors will also be wearing black, joining the actresses who have already expressed their plans to wear all black in solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood.
In an Instagram post, celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati said that her female clients will be dressed in all black, and her male clients will be as well. One of Urbinati’s notable clients, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, confirmed his participation, commenting, “Yes we will,” on her Instagram post, as reported by People.
Urbinati’s Instagram post shows a Hollywood Reporter article about the visual protest organized by actresses. Her caption then focused on her own clients, who also include Armie Hammer and and Tom Hiddleston. In full, Urbinati’s caption reads:
"YES, the men WILL be standing in solidarity with women on this wearing-all-black movement to protest against gender inequality at this year’s Golden Globes. At least ALL MY GUYS will be. Safe to say this may not be the right time to choose to be the odd man out here... just sayin..."
Fashion is such an important part of awards shows, and while black is often a popular color choice at these ceremonies, this conscious decision to wear the color is still important. Women so often lead the charge, so men stepping up to add their support is a step in the right direction. And as actor Terry Crews’s harrowing story of being groped reveals, this is a problem for men, too. Wearing black is a small step in the bigger picture, but it’s a step on a huge platform nonetheless.