Rose McGowan was not impressed by Hollywood’s statement of solidarity at Sunday night’s Golden Globes. The 44-year-old actress and activist took to Twitter to slam the stars who attended the annual awards show wearing all-black.
It started when a fellow activist tweeted, “No one should forget that you were the first one who broke the silence. Anyone who tries to diminish your work is a troll and an enemy of the movement. You gave me the courage to speak out. I am on your side until I die.”
McGowan replied, “And not one of those fancy people wearing black to honor our rapes would have lifted a finger had it not been so. I have no time for Hollywood fakery, but you I love, @AsiaArgento #RoseArmy.”
And not one of those fancy people wearing black to honor our rapes would have lifted a finger had it not been so. I have no time for Hollywood fakery, but you I love, .@AsiaArgento #RoseArmyhttps://t.co/9e0938y5sI
This isn’t the first time McGowan has been critical of her fellow celebrities. In mid-December, McGowan tweeted about the fashion statement in a series of since-deleted posts.
“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in 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,” she wrote at the time, referencing the label of Harvey Weinstein’s estranged wife.
“I did not know about Weinstein’s crimes, not in the ‘90s when he attacked her, or through subsequent decades when he proceeded to attack others,” Streep said. “I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know. I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening.”
Streep attended Sunday night’s show wearing a black gown with activist and the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Ai-jen Poo, as her date.
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