When word dropped that actors and actresses would wear black in protest of the problem of sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood, many roundly mocked that, noting it was a black-tie event and many wear black as a matter of course. But turns out the actresses standing against harassment have a little surprise in the offing that may heat up the event – pointing out the harassers live on the air.
Actress Evan Rachel Wood is calling for people to form a human circle around the abusers to identify them.
From Biz Pac Review:
Wood tweeted: “Hey! Persons’ attending the #GoldenGlobes this Sun. If you see a predator but dont feel you can say anything publicly, gather a handful of people and make a circle around them. The room will know. ✊🏻”
The “Westworld” star then assured followers there will be circles forming, or better yet, the plan may persuade abusers to stay away.
She tweeted: “we are going to see some circles this weekend, or because of this idea some predators wont bother showing up in the first place out of fear.”
Wood has claimed in the past that she was sexually abused by “very powerful, very rich, very entitled, very narcissistic white men.”
She and actress Alyssa Milano were two of the actresses who had previously called for people to wear black.
Led by the crème de la crème of Hollywood royalty, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, more than 300 women in the entertainment industry came together to sign a “letter of solidarity,” which kicked off an initiative titled, “Time’s Up.”
Page Six reported that Wood said she “walked out in tears” last time she went to the Golden Globes after someone who abused a close friend won an award.
“But I worked up the courage to go up to them afterwards and just say two words. ‘I know,’” Wood said. “Hopefully they don’t even show up this time.”
Expect to see a lot of speeches devoted to the subject, calling out the silence of the past and perhaps some people specifically naming names.
Actress Rose McGowan, who has called out Milano for her complicity with Weinstein, last month set her sights on Meryl Streep, who is expected to join in wearing black at the awards show.
“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,” she tweeted.
Sounds like this awards show may be a little more drama filled than most if people actually point out the abusers.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]