Hollywood’s stars arrived at the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday dressed in black, protesting against sexual harassment in the industry and elsewhere. “It is very beautiful and exciting to see all these women and men coming together and uniting, saying that the time is up,” said Israeli star Gal Gadot.
Gal Gadot and husband wear black at the Golden Globes Photo Credit: EPA-EFE
The usually upbeat award ceremony was shadowed by a different tone on Sunday as Hollywood’s stars wore black on the red carpet in an act of solidarity with the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns. The entertainment industry experienced a turbulent year, with the Harvey Weinstein scandal that brought sexual harassment to the global spotlight.
Israeli actress and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot also arrived in black. “It is very beautiful and exciting to see all these women and men coming together and uniting, saying that the time is up,” Gadot told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s time that we respect each other, time’s up for sexual harassment, abuse and for inequality. Time’s up.”
Speaking to the crowd in a show-stopping speech, Oprah Winfrey sent a message to young girls and women who were watching. “A new day is on the horizon,” the star said. “And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again.”
In December, America’s Time magazine unveiled its Person of the Year, deciding to pay tribute to the women of the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment. Tarana Burke, a social activist who created the slogan many years ago said that she never imagined that it would change the world.