Actress and leading advocate of the #MeToo movement, Rose McGowan has blasted the idea of a black dress code for the Golden Globes, calling it hypocritical and claiming it will "affect no real change" in a tweet on Sunday. She singled out Meryl Streep in particular for working with Harvey Weinstein, whom she referred to as a "pig monster" and for her acceptance of last year's Cecil B DeMille Award, which she called "fake".
Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You'll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.??? rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) December 16, 2017
"Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You'll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa."
Marchesa is the fashion company owned and run by Weinstein's estranged wife, Georgina Chapman.
While some agreed with McGowan, others condemned her for her unfair treatment of Streep.
Hollywood Reporter awards correspondent, Scott Feinberg, said it was "not constructive".
Not constructive to shit on Meryl Streep. It's a major accusation to imply that she ??? or anyone ??? knew and turned away, unless you have specific evidence. I have not one ounce of doubt that she would've spoken up if she knew what was going on. There are better people to vent at. https://t.co/Np3qMJ1nf0??? Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) December 16, 2017
McGowan has since deleted the tweet.
Meryl Streep won her 8th Golden Globe in 2012 for The Iron Lady, a film produced by Harvey Weinstein. Streep has been open in her condemnation of Weinstein, saying in an interview in October,
"The behaviour is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar.
"Each brave voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game."
The idea of actresses wearing black in order to protest massive gender inequality and sexual abuse in Hollywood was originally floated on Friday, when major talent agency CAA revealed they had raised it in a meeting.
Rose McGowan was interviewed by The New Yorker in November, where she revealed she was targeted by spies hired by Harvey Weinstein for speaking out about his multiple alleged sexual abuses.