Celebs Gift Golden Globes 2018 With Presence of Accomplished Activists

Posted January 08, 2018

Many wore black on the red carpet to stand in solidarity with the wave of women and men who spoke up about being sexually harassed in Hollywood.

In extremely excellent news, actresses walking the red carpet at today's Golden Globes will be accompanied by activists for women's rights and racial equality, including Tarana Burke, who founded the #metoo movement.

Other actresses bringing along activists to Sunday night's ceremony in Los Angeles include Emma Watson, Amy Poehler, and Shailene Woodley.

The special plus-ones afforded the women an opportunity to keep questions on the carpet about issues.

Meanwhile, singer Kelly Clarkson, who wore an off-the-shoulder black dress with golden sleeves, said Sunday night that she hopes this statement extends past the red carpet.

Streep donned black as many of her colleagues did and brought National Domestic Workers Alliance Director Ai-jen Poo as her date for the evening. Sarandon, who is nominated for her performance in FEUD: Bette and Joan, is bringing community organizer Rosa Clemente, who, as the Times reports, is "focused on political prisoners, voter engagement and Puerto Rican independence, and who also ran for vice president on the Green Party ticket in 2008".

Woodley is set to bring Calina Lawrence, a Suquamish Tribe member and activist for Native American treaty and water rights.

Emma Watson will being Marai Larasi, the executive director of the UK-based black-feminist network organisation Imkaan, as well as being the co-chair of the End Violence Against Women Coalition.

High-profile women in Hollywood have been standing up in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations across entertainment, with both movie and television stars speaking out about sexual harassment and protesting gender inequality.