Is Hollywood this dense? Yes, I know the answer is obvious, but there has to be some point where you have to feel some scintilla of shame. The Golden Globes occurred Sunday night. Attendees were draped in black as a statement in support of the Me Too movement and against sexual harassment in Hollywood in general (via NYT):
The Globes were draped in black, quite literally, with actresses and some actors vowing to use their attire to make a statement about sexual harassment in Hollywood and other spheres. Winners were expected to use their moments of glory to rail against the systemic sexism and silence that allowed the behavior of men like Mr. Weinstein, James Toback, Louis C.K. and Mr. Spacey to fester for decades.
On the red carpet, eight actresses walked hand in hand with activists who focus on sexual harassment and gender inequality.
“We don’t want to create hierarchies — saying that women in Hollywood are more important than other women,” Marai Larasi, the executive director of Imkaan, a British network of organizations dedicated to ending violence against black women, said on the E! arrivals special. “We have a platform, and we’re trying to use it in the best way we possibly can.” Ms. Larasi attended as Emma Watson’s guest.
But the tone on the red carpet was not entirely serious. Smiles abounded. Along with discussion about women’s rights came lighthearted banter by nominees about butterflies (the stomach variety) and some of the usual fashion chitchat. Alexis Bledel carried a black crystal clutch from Onna Ehrlich; Gucci dressed Margot Robbie and Dakota Johnson.
Okay—so, all of Hollywood finally came to the realization that sexual harassment and assault is bad. Good for them, but what about the actresses who accused Harvey Weinstein, the former big time Hollywood producer that set off the Me Too moment, of sexual harassment—some of them accused him of rape? Well, they just weren’t invited (via PageSix):
Rose McGowan and Asia Argento accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, which acted as a catalyst for the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements — but they, like Marchesa gowns, were conspicuously absent from the 2018 Golden Globes.
The women, along with several of Weinstein’s other accusers, claim that they weren’t invited to the event.
“I can only speak for myself but not only I wasn’t invited to the #GoldenGlobes: nobody asked my opinion about #TIMESUP or to sign the letter,” Argento, 42, tweeted Monday morning. “I support @TIMESUPNOW even though I was excluded from it. Guess I am not POWERFUL or HOLLYWOOD enough. Proud to work behind the scenes.”
Rosanna Arquette, who accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, tweeted to a follower, “No we weren’t invited. Annabella [Sciorra], Daryl [Hannah], Mira [Sorvino] … none of us were.”
Weinstein has since been fired from his own production company, The Weinstein Company. It’s currently up for sale. Yet, besides the accusers of Weinstein not being invited, everyone knew Weinstein was a creep. I mean this apparently was an open secret in Hollywood. Everyone knew, but now that President Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct, it’s no longer a tolerable thing. Gee—maybe it should never have been tolerated. Yet, even if you take the Trump factor, which is hard to see as not being a motivating element, this whole come to Jesus moment about this subject from Hollywood liberals knew about Weinstein’s predatory behavior is just gross hypocrisy. You people never cared.