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”.
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. 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…
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.
I’m so inspired by men wearing black to the Golden Globes, an event to which they’d normally wear black tuxedos. It’s part of the storied man tradition of making the least possible effort but expecting credit anyway
— erin gloria ryan (@morninggloria) December 28, 2017
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.
This is interesting because women often wear black anyway (see the pics?). You know what would REALLY be a protest? Not going. No women on the red carpet as far as the eye can see. THAT would be a statement. https://t.co/TeBeqafaQg
— April (@ReignOfApril) December 16, 2017
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.