Rose McGowan bashes wearing black at Globes to protest scandals: ‘Silence is the problem’

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What You Need to Know About Rose McGowan

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For Harvey Weinstein accuser and outspoken activist Rose McGowan, a fashion statement isn't enough.

As People and other outlets began reporting that actresses were considering wearing black dresses to the Jan. 7 Golden Globes as a way to protest sexual harassment in Hollywood, McGowan, who was one of the first of Weinstein's accusers to go public, took to social media.

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And she made her feelings clear. She specifically called out award-winning actress Meryl Streep, a nominee for her performance in  The Post, and railed about how "silence is the problem."

McGowan, who noted that Streep worked for Weinstein (referencing him as "The Pig Monster"), concluded by suggesting the potential protesters should all wear Marchesa, a fashion label co-founded by Weinstein's estranged wife, Georgina Chapman.

McGowan  tweeted Saturday: "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."

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Streep hasn't confirmed that she'll be participating in the protest, according to People. In fact, the actress spoke about the Weinstein scandal at a women's conference Dec. 7 in Boston. Sharing the stage with Gloria Steinem, she said the accusations that Weinstein faces are "the most gargantuan example of disrespect" pervading all industries.

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