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Time’s Up: Why the stars are wearing black to the Golden Globes

The red carpet at this year's Golden Globes awards is dominated by an entirely different colour.
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“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.

Michelle Williams wearing black with with civil rights activist and Time’s up movement founder Tarana Burke.

Australasian pals Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi were spotted in all-black with Time’s Up pins on their lapels.

Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd have been vocal whistle-blowers in calling out Harvey Weinstein.

Gillian Anderson looks as remarkable as her Twitter page – which is covered in Time’s Up posts.

Blackish star Tracee Ellis-Ross has been one of the main stars to spearhead the #TimesUp movement.

Kerry Washington and her famous friends appeared in several videos vocalising their support of the Time’s Up movement.

Madeline Brewer posted about her intention to wear black for the Time’s Up movement three times.

Alison Brie took to Instagram to say “I’ll be wearing black today and I hope you will too!”

Pals Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain have been active supporters of the Time’s Up movement from the start.

Dakota Johnson was vocal about the Time’s Up movement on her social media – her only two posts on Instagram are about it.

Amy Poehler and Restaurant Opportunities Center United president Saru Jayaraman. Amy also posted on Instagram, captioning “Me and my date Saru Jayaraman and my wife Ann Perkins [Rashida Jones]! Army of Queens coming for ya!”

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Instagrammed their support for the Time’s up movement.

Jennifer Lopez said “Everyone’s resolution for the year: No more accepting sexual harassment and inequality at work as normal. It’s not normal. #TIMESUP”

Tessa Mae Thompson posted this with the message “I stand with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, marginalization & underrepresentation.”

Girls star Allison Williams said “Today is a really exciting day. Golden Globes x #TimesUp here we come.”

Outlander star Caitriona Balfe posted several times on Instagram about the Time’s Up movement. One post noted that “In the last 10 years, only 4% of top-grossing directors were female. Only 7 of these directors were women of colour.”

Mandy Moore posted on Instagram: “In solidarity with our sisters everywhere. Join the party.”

Stranger ThingsSadie Sink, 15, told Giuliana Rancic she’s looking forward to hearing tales of empowerment this evening.

Yvonne Strahovski posted a tweet that simply read: “Made It. Times Up.”

Master of None‘s Alessandra Mastronardi wore a gorgeous (black) ruffled dress…

…after posting this image on Instagram with the caption “#timesup”

Debra Messing said “I’m wearing black to stand in solidarity all over the globe. And I’m here to celebrate the roll-out of this great initiative.”

Time’s Up champion Meryl Streep chats to Kelly Clarkson while Michelle Williams smiles in the background. They were all wearing black.

Jessica Chastain posted this picture of her and her celebrity friends wearing Time’s Up t shirts in support of the movement.

American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson Instagrammed this throwback picture of her Golden Globe win with a more serious caption: “This was a great night and one that went by so fast, I never really had a chance to take it in. Today we are using our collective voices to shine some much needed light on issues that have affected all of us in some form or another, and I just wanted to take a moment and also say that today is a celebration of what drives us creatively… so congratulations to all the nominees and I hope you all take the time to savor these moments, as they are rare indeed. #timesup @goldenglobes”

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