If you notice your favorite celebrity dressed in all black at this year’s Golden Globes, it’s no coincidence. There’s a silent protest that’s confirmed to take place in honor of the #TimesUp movement, which is inspired by the #MeToo hashtag that sparked social change around sexual assault, harassment and abuse. Both male and female celebrities vow to wear the color in an effort to promote awareness in Hollywood.
“I am one of those women, so, you know, I don’t want to go into detail about that and I haven’t, but I am, and I stand with those women. I champion them,” Mary admitted Tuesday at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards, Newsday reports.
Blige, who is nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Netflix’s Mudbound, opted in on the protest because “there’s so many women that don’t get a chance to speak in other industries that are not the film industry, the music industry. It’s important for us to stand up for them so they can get a chance to speak.”
Mary is just one actress who is expected to don black this Sunday night, when the Globes take place. We’ll be watching to see who else makes a statement with their fashion and during their acceptance speech.