"ON SUNDAY WE WEAR BLACK" reads a post on Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner's Instagram. Her post is not the first like it. Over the past month or so, dozens of celebrities have announced their intention to wear black to the Golden Globes.
Among them are Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria, Jessica Chastain, Rosario Dawson, Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lopez, Edgar Ramirez, Rashida Jones, Brie Larson, Tessa Mae Thompson and the list goes on. The women of Hollywood are speaking out and their message is clear: Time's up on abuse, harassment, and assault.
In the wake of countless allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood, arguably led by the exposure of Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood is stepping forward and speaking up. Their choice to wear black to the Golden Globes is one way they are showing it.
Posts accross Instagram, Twitter and Facebook bearing the hashtag #TIMESUP all cite the same message explaining the decision to wear black: "On Sunday we wear black to stand in solidarity with women and men everywhere who have been silenced by discrimination, harrassment or abuse. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, join us."
As the event unfolds, it seems that everyone has gotten the message, with barely any colour in sight.