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BAFTA Stars Dress in Black to Support ‘Time’s Up’ Campaign

February 26 2018

This month, guests at the BAFTA Awards dressed in all black to bring awareness to the ‘Time’s Up’ and ‘Me Too’ campaigns, standing up for the awareness of sexual harassment, abuse, and inequality in the work place, following the recent sexual harassment scandals in Hollywood.

Stars have been wearing black to public events, such as the BAFTAs, in support of women from all industries who have or are currently suffering from harassment and inequality. 

A-List celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Angelina Jolie took part in the movement, both wearing black gowns to show their support. Both stars have spoken out about their past experiences of sexual harassment with Hollywood director Harvey Weinstein.

Elsewhere activists ‘crashed’ the red carpet, wearing t-shirts with the slogan “Time’s Up, Theresa” written across them. A group called ‘Sisters Uncut’ said they were protesting against the Prime Minister and government’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.

Red carpets are seeing hundreds of celebrities campaigning against the current issues that are happening around the world every day. The Brit Awards saw a sea of white roses on the red carpet, with well-known names such as Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith and Ellie Goulding carrying the flower to show their support for ‘Time’s Up.’ The Golden Globes also saw stars wear all black.

The movement is storming the world, with thousands of protests via social media, public speakers and boycotts happening every day. The sexual harassment scandals have been live since October 2017, when Hollywood was rocked by the allegations against film producer, Harvey Weinstein. Since then, hundreds have come forward sharing their experiences with the hashtag and movement ‘Me Too,’ which allows women (and men) to speak out and stand with each other against these crimes.

Grahame Stowe Bateson provide legal representation across a range of sectors, including criminal law cases, and more specifically, sexual harassment. We have offices across Yorkshire, in areas of Bramley, Leeds, Harrogate and Middleton. For more information on any of our legal services, visit our contact page or call us on 01423 562121.

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