History is being made at the Golden Globes this year as celebrities arrive in all-black ensembles to support the “Time’s Up” movement. Together, they’re standing in solidarity to protect women against sexual assault and harassment in workplaces of any kind.

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And rather than the typical “Who are you wearing?” question, red-carpet reporters are opting to ask celebrities why they, personally, have decided to wear black. Here are their moving responses.

Meryl Streep

“Well I think that people are aware, now, of a power imbalance. And it’s something that led to abuse. It’s led to abuse in our own industry and it’s led to abuse across the domestic workers field of work, it’s in the military, it’s, it’s in congress, it’s everywhere and we want to fix that, and we feel sort of emboldened in this particular moment to stand together in a thick black line dividing.”

Activist Marai Larasi with Emma Watson


Debra Messing

“I am wearing black to thank and honor all of the brave whistle blowers who came forward, shared their stories of harassment, assault, and discrimination. I’m wearing black to stand in solidarity with my sisters all over the globe.”

Marai Larasi

“There is a wall of silence about violence against women and girls. Whenever any one speaks out. We don’t want hierarchy, saying women of Hollywood are more important than other women. Women in Hollywood have an opportunity to amplify the issues and shine a light on things that’s incredibly important. So it’s a special moment in time.”

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