Rose McGowan Calls Out Meryl Streep, Golden Globes Black Dress Protest

Photo: Dave Allocca/Starpix/REX/Shutterstock.
On January 7, the Golden Globes will take place and aside from a few snubs, we can apparently expect to see several high-profile women wearing all-black on the red carpet.
The reason? They will be protesting. More specifically, this will be a silent protest honoring the many women who worked with (and were affected by) fallen producer Harvey Weinstein. According to some sources, Meryl Streep, a nominee for The Post, will possibly be among the participants.
Rose McGowan, however, isn't impressed.
Upon hearing the news, McGowan called out Streep — who once referred to Harvey Weinstein as "god" — on Twitter.
Advertisement
“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest,” she wrote, referring to Weinstein, whom she has accused of rape. “Your silence is the problem.
"You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa,” she added, in reference to Weinstein’s estranged wife and Marchesa designer, Georgina Chapman. McGowan also recently called out former Charmed costar Alyssa Milano for supporting Chapman as a friend.
As People noted, Streep spoke out against Weinstein in a statement in October, saying she was “appalled.” She also insisted that she, among many working closely with him, had no idea about the lurid behavior going on behind closed doors.
“One thing can be clarified. Not everybody knew,” Streep's statement read. “Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally.”
Streep, it should be noted, hasn’t confirmed whether she’d show up to the Golden Globes in black. However, during an interview with Extra, she didn’t shy away from the idea. “I don't know,” she responded after the host asked if she’d silently protest. “I'm not talking. You gotta tune in, don't ya?”
If you have experienced sexual violence and are in need of crisis support, please call the RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
Advertisement

More from News

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.