Los Angeles: Male actors will join their female counterparts by wearing black at Golden Globes Awards to protest against gender inequality and sexual harassment in Holly-wood. Many women A-listers such as Meryl Streep and Emma Stone are planning to wear black gowns at the annual ceremony as a mark of protest, and now male actors have also joined the list, including Jumanji star Dwayne Johnson.
Johnson confirmed that he plans to join the silent protest by wearing all-black in reply to his stylist Ilaria Urbinati’s Instagram post. Urbinati, whose clients include Rami Malek, Donald Glover, Chris Evans, Bradley Cooper and Tom Hiddleston, had earlier posted, “Because everyone keeps asking me... Yes, the men will be standing in solidarity with women on this wearing-all-black movement to protest against gender inequality at this year's Golden Globes.”
“At least all my guys will be. Safe to say this may not be the right time to choose to be the odd man out here,” she said. Johnson commented on Urbinati’s post with a simple “Yes, we will”. The awards will be hosted TV presenter Seth Meyers in January, and the host has made it clear that he will not be shying away from the issue. “I’m Seth Meyers and I’m hosting this year’s Golden Globes... and we’ve got a lot to talk about,” Meyers said in the awards promo. The nominations for 75th Golden Globes were announced on December 11.
Hoffman accusers thank Oliver:
Seven women, who accused Hollywood veteran Dustin Hoffman of sexual harassment and misconduct, have thanked popular TV host John Oliver for confronting the actor over their allegations. Oliver had got into a heated argument with the “Kramer vs Kramer” actor over the allegations against Hoffman at a film panel during the screening of the political drama Wag the Dog.