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Golden Globes 2018: Men to join women in wearing all-black  

Written by FDM

The red carpet of the next Golden Globes will be decidedly very dark, but for the good cause.

Like women, the men invited to the ceremony awarding the prestigious film and television awards that will take place on January 7, decided to wear black to stand with women protesting sexual harassment and assault in the industry

In an Instagram post, celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati confirmed that the men she is styling for the Globes on January 7 will, indeed, be wearing all black.  “Because everyone keeps asking me . . . 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,” she wrote. To which Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is reportedly among the group styled by Urbinati, replied “yes we will”.

However, the all-black plan was not received with equal enthusiasm from people in the industry.  Some criticised the minimum effort men would have to put in as they often wear black tuxedos, ties and shoes anyways.

It has also drawn plenty of backlash for the women involved as well as the men. Some even suggested other forms of protest like not attending the ceremony, as activist April Reign proposed. According to her wearing black option a mere surface-level move.

Earlier last month, reports began to surface that some women in Hollywood plan to dress all in black at the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment and assault in the industry. Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone were the first to have stated their intention to adhere.