Connie Britton Defends Controversial $380 'Poverty Is Sexist' Sweater She Wore to Golden Globes

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Connie Britton is standing behind her style statement. 

At Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, the 9-1-1 star participated in the Time's Up movement by wearing an all-black outfit that included a floor-length Max Mara skirt, Jimmy Choo shoes, Graziela and Rona Pfeiffer jewels and a Lingua Franca sweater that read: "Poverty Is Sexist."

The sweater garnered some attention on Twitter, mainly for its $380 price tag. One person tweeted: "So, I wanted to purchase @conniebritton’s 'poverty is sexist' #GoldenGlobes sweater, but when I looked it up, it costs $380…. is it just me or does that seem ironic?"

Another user wrote: "So, the trendy 'Poverty is Sexist' sweater, worn last night by Connie Britton, sells for $380. How many people in poverty could afford one? What could that $380 done for a family in poverty? It’s all Leftist hypocrisy and look at me, I care. They don’t."

On Tuesday, Britton defended her pricey clothing item. "For those concerned with the price of my Globes sweater, I just don't think a $5000 gown would have added to the conversation in the same way," the 50-year-old actress tweeted. "And @linguafrancanyc who designed it, inspired by @ONECampaign, is donating $100 of each purchase to @camfed https://camfed.org"

While at the Golden Globes, Britton further explained to ET's Lauren Zima her style choice. "This is a campaign through the ONE organization and the idea -- because we're all thinking about gender empowerment tonight -- is that when women are not empowered it creates poverty around the world," she said. "My hope is that the Time's Up movement really spreads to the grassroots, really spreads to the women who have been silenced for so long so that we can all, men and women together, find our equality."

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 Another woman who turned heads for her outfit at the Golden Globes was Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna, who opted not to wear black. Instead, she wore a red Anamika Khanna dress -- but for good reason.

Here's ET's exclusive interview with Tatna:

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