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Blanca Blanco Speaks Out On Why She Wore Red To Golden Globes

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Blanca Blanco Speaks Out On Why She Wore Red To Golden Globes

Sunday night's Golden Globes had many notable moments, but the show was most memorable for the number of guests who turned up wearing black to support the #timesup initiative.

The US-based initiative aims to combat 'discrimination, harassment or abuse' against women, particularly in the entertainment industry. It emerged following revelations of historic sexual abuse by powerful figures such as Harvey Weinstein.

Though most guests wore black, actor Blanca Blanco gained attention for wearing red to the awards.

Blanca Blanco. Credit: PA
Blanca Blanco. Credit: PA
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She later explained her decision in a statement to Refinery29.

"I love red," Blanco wrote. "Wearing red does not means I am against #timesup movement. I applaud and stand by the courageous actresses that continue to brake [sic] the circle of abuse through their actions and their style choice.

"It is one of many factors leading women to a safer place because of their status in the acting world. I am excited about the 'Time's UP' movement because true change is long overdue."

After some online criticism, she later argued that the issue was bigger than her dress:

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Two other guests at the awards also chose not to wear black, though other attendees were reported to have opted for black.

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Emma Stone and Billie Jean King. Credit: PA
Emma Stone and Billie Jean King. Credit: PA
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The US-based Time's Up initiative highlights a number of facts about issues faced by women in the workplace and elsewhere including:

  • One in three women ages 18 to 34 have been sexually harassed at work. Seventy-one percent of those women said they did not report it.
  • Research has shown that women in male-dominated occupations, especially those in male-dominated work contexts, are sexually harassed more than women in balanced or in female-dominated ones.

You can learn more about the issues here.

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Topics: US News, Golden Globes

Ronan O'Shea
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