Actress Rose McGowan accused the black-clad stars at Sunday night’s Golden Globes of engaging in “Hollywood fakery” after attendees at the ceremony stuck to an all-black dress code as a protest statement against the industry’s ongoing sexual abuse scandal.
McGowan — one of the first women to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein — did not attend Sunday night’s ceremony, but made the comment in an online exchange with fellow actress and sexual assault victim Asia Argento, who has also accused Weinstein of misconduct.
Argento had tweeted to McGowan, telling her: “No one should forget that you were the first one who broke the silence. Anyone who tries to diminish your work is a troll and an enemy of the movement. You gave me the courage to speak out. I am on your side until I die.”
McGowan replied by expressing her own support for Argento.
“And not one of those fancy people wearing black to honor our rapes would have lifted a finger had it not been so,” she wrote. “I have no time for Hollywood fakery, but you I love.”
And not one of those fancy people wearing black to honor our rapes would have lifted a finger had it not been so. I have no time for Hollywood fakery, but you I love, .@AsiaArgento #RoseArmy https://t.co/9e0938y5sI
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) January 8, 2018
“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,” the 42-year-old actress wrote. “I support @TIMESUPNOW even though I was excluded from it. Guess I am not POWERFUL or HOLLYWOOD enough. Proud to work behind the scenes.”
In follow-up tweets, actress Rosanna Arquette — who also accused Weinstein of abuse — added that she hadn’t been invited either, and neither had her alleged fellow victims Mira Sorvino, Annabella Sciorra, and Daryl Hannah. Actor Corey Feldman, who had spoken out about his alleged mistreatment in Hollywood for years, also tweeted that he had not been invited.
“Do U C the hypocrisy here? Hollywood taking a stand in unity, when I wasn’t invited?” Feldman wrote.
Stars attending Sunday night’s Globes dressed in all black as a statement against widespread allegations of sexual mistreatment in the entertainment industry, and many also wore specially-made “Time’s Up” pins on their lapels. The scandal was referred to numerous times during the event, including by Cecil B. DeMille award recipient Oprah Winfrey, who received a standing ovation when she said a “new day is on the horizon” for women all over the country.
On Sunday, McGowan released the trailer for her upcoming television series, Citizen Rose, which documents her struggle with mistreatment and her activism in Hollywood. The series premieres on the E! network on January 30.
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