Golden Globes 2018: Emma Watson walks in all black

ANI | Updated: Jan 08, 2018 07:50 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 08 (ANI): British actress Emma Watson wore all-black at the 75th Golden Globes Awards in solidarity with the movement against the epidemic of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond.

The 27-year-old actress, who brought a gender activist as her date for the ceremony, said, "We are wearing black in solidarity. It makes me really emotional thinking about the fact that this movement that we have put together is across industries, across communities, across faces."

"This issue does not really affect women in Hollywood. This issue is affecting women everywhere, every country around the world. It is global and we all are doing it together," she added, reports Variety.

Speaking on the same note, filmmaker Ava DuVernay and actress Allison Janney, who also donned black attire, said that the step is taken to stand "with other like-minded people.

"It's like standing side-by-side with other like-minded people, who believe in justice and dignity for all. Its simple. It's not a solution. I'm with it," DuVernay said.

Janney added, "I'm wearing black to stand with every man and women out here in Hollywood to stand-up for people, mostly women, who have been sexually abused, assaulted or harassed and made them feel unsafe at workplace and who have been held back because of their sex. We want equality to be there."

The colour black was chosen as a way for the film and TV industry to make a statement against the pervasive culture of misconduct brought to light by the downfall of shamed movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. (ANI)