Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Black Dress Code @ Golden Globes

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Hot on the heels of the #MeToo social media campaign, we also have Time's Up and 50:50, which are campaigns fighting gender inequality and sexual harassment in the showbiz industry. 

Anyway, on Janury 07, 2018, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills in California, USA, the 75th Golden Globes red carpet put the spotlight on showbiz royalty standing united with victims of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry by following the black dress code. 

Celebrities including Reece Witherspoon, Kelly Clarkson, Gal Gadot and Angelina Jolie all wore black in a silent protest against the abuse, which centred on allegations made against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. And many of the men came in black shirts with their suits. 

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And winners, including Oprah Winfrey (above pic), Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern, used their time on the podium to thank the brave women who spoke out against the abuse. 

Winfrey who received the Cecil B DeMille award brought the audience to their feet with a rousing acceptance speech that spoke about the current reckoning sweeping through Hollywood, celebrating the #MeToo movement.  

She said: "...I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell. And this year we became the story. But it's not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, and workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault, because they, like, my mother had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They're the women whose names we'll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants, and academia and engineering and tech and politics and business". 

Well-said! I salute the women who refuse to be silenced.

Oops, I forgot to report on the Saturday game played in Glasgow, Scotland. 

James Forrest netted a hattrick (3, 10, 54) as Celtic remained on course for a domestic treble by reaching the Scottish Cup quarter-finals with a 3-2 victory over Partick Thistle. Scotland’s Daily Record described it as a “sensational solo show”. 

The other side may have pulled back two goals – no matter because Celtic booked their place in the last eight.

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