Actress Who Wore Red Takes Flak After Globes

Blanca Blanco didn't like being shamed for color choice on a night noting Me Too movement
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 8, 2018 11:33 AM CST
Actress Who Wore Red Takes Flak After Globes
Blanca Blanco arrives at the HBO Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Nearly every star attending the Golden Globes wore black as a statement against sexual misconduct in Hollywood—so one red dress didn't blend in on the red carpet. Actress Blanca Blanco ditched the black dress code for a red cutout dress and soon saw heat on social media. Others said shaming her for her color choice is part of the problem. Sunday night's black-clad demonstration was promoted by the recently formed Time's Up, an initiative of hundreds of women in the entertainment industry—including Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey—who've banded together to advocate for gender parity in executive ranks.

It wasn't clear if Blanco didn't get the memo or just decided to go her own way. Blanco tweeted after the show: "The issue is bigger than my dress color #TIMESUP." She also posted that "shaming is part of the problem" and "red is passionate." Also not in black was Meher Tatna, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. She says her red dress was made months ago.

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