Keeping the movement going.
As you remember, everyone (except a random few) wore black to the Golden Globes earlier this month in solidarity with the many survivors of sexual abuse and harassment who have come forward during the #MeToo movement.
In an effort to continue the momentum of the #TimesUp campaign, a group called the Voices In Entertainment are now calling for their “brothers and sisters in music” to wear white roses to the Grammys this weekend.
Meg Harkins of Roc Nation and Karen Rait of Rhymthmic Promotion, Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records wrote in a letter:
“As we are inspired by the #timesup campaign, we are encouraging the artists that we work with and our colleagues attending the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City to wear a white rose to the ceremony on Sunday, January 28th. We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance.”
“Please join us in support of equal representation in the workplace, for leadership that reflects the diversity of our society, workplaces free of sexual harassment and a heightened awareness of accountability that our sisters started on January 1st and continued through the Golden Globes and onward … The world is listening. Wear a white rose.”
So far, Grammy nominated artist Rapsody (pictured above) is already confirmed to wear the rose in support of the movement. She is the only female artist nominated for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song. Bravo.
You can follow along and show support via social media through the hashtags: #timesup, #whiterose, and #hope.
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