Rose McGowan Slams Meryl Streep And The Golden Globes Black Dress Protest

The ever-fiery Rose McGowan has come out strongly against the planned black dress protest at the upcoming Golden Globes, labelling Meryl Streep and other actresses involved as hypocritical, and saying that their statement will affect “no real change” in Hollywood.

Earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly reported that a large cohort of actresses, including Streep, Jessica Chastain and Emma Stone, are planning to wear all-black ensembles to the event to protest Hollywood sexism.

A source said that the black dress protest started as a conversation between a small number of actresses, but quickly grew, adding:

“This movement is spreading rampantly and pretty much all the nominated women and others attending are participating. All the stylists who already did fittings are now changing out their clients’ original picks for Globes.”

It is expected that a sea of black on the red carpet will encourage reporters to ask questions on the current pushback against sexism and gender inequality in Hollywood, but McGowan is unconvinced, declaring it to be a mere token gesture.

In particular, she slammed Meryl Streep, who has previously worked with The Pig Monster (disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein), for her ongoing silence. She wrote:

Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black [at the Golden Globes] in a silent protest. 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.

Marchesa is the fashion label run by Weinstein’s estranged wife, designer Georgina Chapman, and in recent weeks, many actresses have claimed that they were bullied and strong-armed into wearing it on red carpets.

Rose McGowan has previously criticised Meryl Streep for her response to Harvey Weinstein’s conduct – when the actress labeled it as an example of “disrespect” in the film industry, McGowan shot back “no, Meryl, IT’S A FUCKING CRIME.”

When asked by reporters if she would be wearing black at the Globes, Streep replied “I don’t know, I’m not talking, you gotta tune in, don’t ya?” The ceremony is held on Monday January 8 in the US.