Oscars Attendees Are Doing Something Different To Commemorate the #MeToo Movement
This year’s Golden Globe awards recognized the #MeToo movement by wearing black to recognize victims of sexual harassment and their silence being broken. The Grammys decided to wear white for the same cause. And the Oscars will do something different entirely.
According to the Wrap, Oscars producers are working with the Time’s Up foundation to dedicate a formal “moment” to commemorate the victims of sexual harassment.
Director and screenwriter Ava DuVernay was present at the Time’s Up meeting and hinted at the dedication today.
“There’s a moment carved out,” she said, although she didn’t disclose much more. Nobody’s quite sure how the moment will be organized, or whether it will be rehearsed, pre-taped, or just improvised live. The Time’s Up movement gained recognition in January when high profile celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Justin Timberlake wore pins in support of sexual harassment victims speaking out against their abusers.
This year’s Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who’s come under fire for alienating viewers for over-politicizing his shows since President Trump was elected.