Actress Explains Why She Refused To Wear Black At The Golden Globes!

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The women of Hollywood came together for a powerful statement on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday, wearing black in support of the #MeToo and now #TimesUp movements!

Unfortunately they didn’t represent a completely unified front; a handful of women bucked the trend.

Did they somehow not hear about it? Not care?

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German actress Barbara Meier posted a lengthy explanation on Instagram for her own choice to go with a floral gown despite thinking #TimesUp was “a great and extremely important initiative.”

Unlike Rose McGowan, who called those who participated phonies, Meier supports her fellow actresses but says women shouldn’t have to give anything up to protest:

“If we want this to be the Golden globes of the strong women who stand up for their rights, I think, it’s the wrong way not to wear any sexy clothes anymore or let people take away our joy of showing our personality through fashion… We should not have to wear black to be taken serious.”

Of course women shouldn’t have to wear black. They shouldn’t have to do any of this.

But when so many of your colleagues have come up with such a simple way to show your solidarity, is it really too much to ask not to protest the protest??

Ch-ch-check out Barbara’s entire explanation (below) and decide for yourself whether her point is valid.

Viele Frauen werden heute im Zuge der Time├óΓé¼╦£s Up Bewegung auf dem Roten Teppich schwarz tragen. Ich finde diese Initiative im Allgemeinen super und extrem wichtig. Trotzdem habe ich mich entscheiden, heute ein buntes Kleid zu tragen. Wenn wir wollen, dass heute die Golden Globes der starken Frauen sind, die f├â┬╝r ihre Rechte k├â┬ñmpfen, ist es in meinen Augen der falsche Weg, sich nicht mehr k├â┬╢rperbetont anzuziehen und uns die Freude am Ausdruck unserer Pers├â┬╢nlichkeit durch Mode zu nehmen. Wir haben uns diese Freiheit lange erk├â┬ñmpft, dass wir tragen k├â┬╢nnen, was wir m├â┬╢chten und es auch in Ordnung ist, sich sexy zu kleiden. Wenn wir das einschr├â┬ñnken, weil sich einige M├â┬ñnner nicht unter Kontrolle haben, ist das in meinen Augen ein R├â┬╝ckschritt. Wir sollten nicht schwarz tragen m├â┬╝ssen, um ernstgenommen zu werden. Wir Frauen sollten strahlen, farbenfroh sein und funkeln. So wie es in unserer Natur liegt! Das symbolisiert in meinen Augen unsere Freiheit und neue St├â┬ñrke. Um das aber dennoch nochmal klar zu sagen: Viele schreckliche Dinge sind passiert und d├â┬╝rfen sich nie wieder wiederholen! Und wir sollten das immer wieder und direkt ansprechen und aufkl├â┬ñren! Ich freue mich auf starke und inspirierende Reden heute Abend! (c) @gettyentertainment — A lot of women will wear black tonight to support the time├óΓé¼╦£s up movement! I think this is a great and extremely important initiative! Nevertheless I decided to wear a colorful dress tonight. If we want this to be the Golden globes of the strong women who stand up for their rights, I think, it├óΓé¼Γäós the wrong way not to wear any sexy clothes anymore or let people take away our joy of showing our personality through fashion. We were fighting a long time for the freedom to wear what we want to and that it is also ok, to dress up a little more sexy. If we now restrict this, because some men can├óΓé¼Γäót control themselves, this is a huge step back in my opinion. We should not have to wear black to be taken serious. US women should shine, be colorful and sparkle. Just like it is our nature. In my opinion this symbolizes our freedom and our new strength. But to make clear: A lot of bad things happened and should never happen again!!!A post shared by Barbara Meier (@barbarameier) on Jan 7, 2018 at 3:59pm PST

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Jan 8, 2018 8:27pm PDT

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