Artists Will Rock White Roses At The Grammy Awards 2018, In Support Of Time's Up
At the recently held 75th Golden Globes, black gowns and lapel pins with the phrase “Time's Up” dominated the red carpet. And as we all know by now, this wasn’t intended to be a fashion statement; it was a way of showing support for Time’s Up, a recently formed coalition of over 300 women in the entertainment industry who are fighting for gender parity in their industry and others.
Stars as major as Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, and Emma Watson used their influence and fashion know-how to make a statement and take a stand against sexual harassment, assault, and inequality in Hollywood and beyond.
This Sunday, the Time’s Up movement will continue to empower the world at the Grammy Awards 2018. Similar to how it was at the Golden Globes 2018, the initiative is now encouraging those who will attend the event to wear white roses in solidarity with the organization.
According to E! News, Time’s Up penned a letter to their colleagues in the music industry that reads, “As we are inspired by the #TimesUp campaign, we are encouraging the artists that we work with and our colleagues attending the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City to wear a white rose to the ceremony on Sunday, January 28th. We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance."
“Please join us in support of equal representation in the workplace, for leadership that reflects the diversity of our society, workplaces free of sexual harassment and a heightened awareness of accountability that our sisters started on January 1st and continued through the Golden Globes and onward," the letter further stated.
"The world is listening. Wear a white rose."
The ceremony will be presented live at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 28. It will feature artists like Rihanna, vocalist Bryson Tiller, DJ Khaled, Daddy Yankee, rock band U2, and even pop star Lady Gaga, who will perform a song from her album Joanne. The initiative will also be supported online through hashtags #timesup, #whiterose and #hope.
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