Rose McGowan just called out the Golden Globes silent protest against sexual harassment

And all for this simple reason.

Emma Stone
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And all for this simple reason.

The Golden Globes 2018, airing on 7th January, are set to serve as a platform for political protest - and while last year’s focus was protesting Trump’s immigration ban – this year will target sexual harassment in Hollywood.

The past few months have been consumed by a shocking wave of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood heavyweights, prompted by the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations, seeing over 50 women come forward with claims of harassment and in some cases assault against the 65-year-old.

It was therefore reported last week that actresses will be wearing black to the Golden Globe awards in protest – from nominees Jessica Chastain and Meryl Streep to Emma Stone.

It seems however, that not everyone is happy with the political stand, with actress Rose McGowan - one of the first to speak out about Harvey Weinstein - voicing her outrage against the idea.

According to Rose, a symbolic ‘silent’ protest is completely counter-productive, with the actress explaining how ‘silence is the problem.’

‘Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest,’ she posted. ‘YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change.’

She continued: ‘I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa’ - a dig at the fashion house that Weinstein’s estranged wife founded.

The actresses involved have yet to reply to Rose McGowan’s comments.

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