This is how the stars could get political on the red carpet this year

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  • The Golden Globes 2019 are almost here, and all eyes will be on the red carpet. Not to see which designers everyone will be wearing, but how they will be making a political statement.

    For the last few years, the GG have traditionally set the tone for awards season – A-list women bringing significant dates to the Golden Globes, like Emma Watson and women’s organisation Imkaan director Marai Larasi, the Time’s Up pin, wearing black to call out sexual harassment.

    I can’t see this year being any different, with more injustice and political uncertainty than ever, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see these this season:

    The blue ribbon

    Last year, actresses like Evan Rachel Wood wore a blue ribbon to support American Civil Liberty Union’s fight to reunite immigrant families separated at the border. With it being an ongoing problem with Trump’s administration, we can expect to see loads more of these.

    A free speech flag or fountain pen pin

    Trump is notorious for calling out fake news and shutting down reporters asking questions he doesn’t like, so we might see a movement against this. Free speech is usually symbolised by a flag with green, pink, blue and purple stripes, so some might wear this, or a fountain pen pinned to their top, which Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep wore after the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

    The I Am A Voter badge

    Although the midterm elections happened in November 2018, aka midway through Trump’s presidency, it will still be important to spread the message that everyone has a voice and will need to vote when the time comes to get it heard.

    The Time’s Up pin

    With Brett Kavanaugh being voted into the Supreme Court and more and more sexual harassment cases coming to light, the Time’s Up pin is sadly still very much relevant. We might also see some ‘I Believe Christine Blasey Ford’ pins.

    Wearing black or white

    Of course the most visible political stand last year was actresses wearing black in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, so we might see more actresses donning the colour. They could also chose to wear white, which is the colour of peace and hope.

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