The 2018 Golden Globe Awards aired live from Los Angeles on Sunday night.
But talk afterward was less about big wins for Big Little Lies and more about the theme of nearly every speech, not to mention nearly every outfit:
Female empowerment in Hollywood.
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As you can see in the photo gallery above, celebrities from all industries walked the red carpet in all-black, coming together to make a statement in support of the #MeToo Movement.
Speech after speech centered on this topic, which has been at the forefront of the entertainment world for months now, ever since producer Harvey Weinstein was exposed as a sexual predator.
There were multiple standing ovations.
There were many tears shed.
There was applause all around for the brave women (and men) who have spoken out against accusers and helped drive terrible people such as Kevin Spacey and Matt Lauer out of a job.
In other words:
This was the sort of night Rose McGowan has been waiting for her entire professional life, right?
The actress came out long ago with accusations of rape against Weinstein and has finally seen these allegations proven right.
So, why didn’t she do a figurative victory dance on Sunday?
Because McGowan doesn’t care about symbolism.
She cares about action.
The star took to Twitter to slam her acting peers in response to the following Tweet from Asia Argento, an actress and singer who also says Weinstein raped her.
“No one should forget that you were the first one who broke the silence,” she wrote to McGowan, adding:
“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.”
“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 [email protected] #RoseArmy.”
Argento went on to note that neither she nor McGowan were invited to attend the Golden Globes.
This isn’t the first time McGowan has been critical of her fellow celebrities. She is nothing if not passionate and outspoken.
Late last year, for example, McGowan Tweeted about the idea for stars to wear black as a fashion/anti-harassment statement in a series of since-deleted posts.
“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem,” she wrote at the time, adding:
“You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy.”
Shortly after McGowan’s comments, Streep told Entertainment Tonight that she was “hurt to be attacked by” McGowan.
The screen icon insisted she knew nothing at all about Weinstein’s bad reputation when it came to women.
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“I did not know about Weinstein’s crimes, not in the ‘90s when he attacked her, or through subsequent decades when he proceeded to attack others,” Streep said in response.
“I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know.”
“I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening.”
For the record, and for what it’s worth, Streep attended Sunday night’s ceremony.
She wore a black gown and she took activist/the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Ai-jen Poo, as her date.
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