Rashida Jones Wants To Set The Golden Globes Protest Straight

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Jena Greene Reporter
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Rashida Jones came for the critics of the Me Too movement in an unusually outspoken statement on Thursday. The “Parks And Recreation” actress defended the “silent” protest actresses plan to do by wearing black to this year’s Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

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Those who plan to wear black are protesting sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace, but Rashida Jones doesn’t think silence goes far enough.

“This is not a silent protest,” she told In Style reporters this morning. “I don’t think why we wear black is divisive as much as it is being discussed and debated without all the facts. Many women on the red carpet will discuss what’s important to them about their choice to protest and wear black. We wear black to stand in solidarity with our sisters and to say time’s up on this imbalance of power and the abuses that come with it, regardless of what industry you work in. It’s time for every workplace to look more like our world, where women have equal representation.”

The protest is considered to be a part of the wider cause dubbed “Time’s Up,” which has been championed by several big names in Hollywood, including Olivia Wilde, Reese Witherspoon, and Kerry Washington. Many of them have pledged to wear “Time’s Up” pins to this year’s awards ceremony as well.

Time’s Up has also set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for harassment victims who can’t afford to pay their own legal fees. It’s raised over $15 million in only 16 days so far. The Golden Globe Awards will be held this Sunday, January 7th and will be hosted by Seth Meyers.