Celebrities will continue to use their style to stand in solidarity with Time’s Up at the 2018 Grammy Awards this Sunday (Jan. 28). Nominees, presenters and attendees alike are encouraged to wear white roses on music’s biggest event to voice their support against workplace sexual harassment and violence.
Since sexual assault allegations against industry moguls like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey rocked the entertainment industry, a movement to prevent future indiscretions has picked up speed. At the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month, talent and presenters raised awareness with a sartorial red-carpet blackout.
Now, the message continues with white roses, an accessory that is the brainchild of a newly formed group called Voices in Entertainment.
repost from @edgarramirez25 #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, and assault. #TIMESUP on oppression and marginalization. #TIMESUP on misrepresentation and underrepresentation. Sign the solidarity letter and please donate to the @TIMESUPNOW Legal Defense Fund: Link in bio. [photo by @brielarson ] • Se le acabó el tiempo al abuso, al acoso y a la agresión. Se le acabó el tiempo a la opresión y a la marginación. Se le acabó el tiempo a la tergiversación e infrarepresentación . Firma la carta de solidaridad y por favor dona al @TIMESUPNOW Legal Defense Fund: Enlace en biografía. [foto de @brielarson ]
According to Billboard, Kelly Clarkson, Halsey, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Cyndi Lauper, and many other celebs are committed to wearing the floral embellishments in support of the new group. A letter from Voices of Entertainment reads: “We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance.”
The letter continued: “Please join us in support of equal representation in the workplace, for leadership that reflects the diversity of our society, workplaces free of sexual harassment and a heightened awareness of accountability that our sisters started on January 1st and continued through the Golden Globes and onward.”
Lipa has been outspoken in her support of Time’s Up. The 22-year-old British singer/songwriter tweeted earlier this month: “Standing in solidarity with women everywhere in every line of work. Mothers, sisters, daughters and friends that have been silenced by harassment, abuse and discrimination. #TimesUp.”
Standing in solidarity with women everywhere in every line of work. Mothers, sisters, daughters and friends that have been silenced by harassment, abuse and discrimination. #TimesUp https://t.co/AZLr3ZNbHw pic.twitter.com/JtKVHF3gGD
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) January 8, 2018
And in a call to arms, Halsey shared a powerful poem at the Women’s March in New York City last weekend that recounted her own experience with sexual abuse.
Clarkson, too, has also spoken about the need for safe work environments. The American Idol winner told ET, “I have daughters and I don’t want this stuff happening. I don’t want anybody’s kids or anybody struggling like that when you’re just trying to make your dream happen. You should be comfortable in your workplace, wherever you are and whatever work environment.”
Watch the 60th annual Grammy Awards Sunday Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET on City.
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