Here’s Why Rose McGowan Is Calling Out Meryl Streep
In the past few months, Rose McGowan, AKA one of TIME magazine’s own “silence breakers,” has been one of the loudest voices behind the #MeToo movement, calling out everyone from her accused rapist, Harvey Weinstein, to TMZ’s Harvey Levin, who she recently accused of harassing her by “hanging something over her head.” Now, she’s taken aim at a new target, calling out actress Meryl Streep for reportedly participating in a protest that’s rumored to be taking place at the Golden Globes come January 7.
After news broke that many of the show’s attendees would likely be hitting the red carpet clad in black as a show of solidarity against the sexual misconduct allegations that have flooded Hollywood in the past year, McGowan, 44, took to Twitter to voice her disapproval, calling out Streep, 68, in particular.
“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for [Weinstein], are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem,” she wrote. “You’ll accept a fake award and breathlessly [and] affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy.”
She also took a dig at the couture brand co-founded by Weinstein’s estranged wife, Georgina Chapman (which is set to return to NYFW come this February), adding, “Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.”
Reactions to McGowan’s views were mixed, with some voicing their approval of her sentiments, and others pointing out that she herself had worked with director Victor Salva on 2011’s Rosewood Lane. Others still were upset that she had chosen to focus the discussion on a woman, particularly one they felt had been instrumental to standing up for the female gender.
Streep, for her part, has issued no comment, though she did play coy with Extra TV when asked whether she would be participating in the protest, saying, “I don’t know. I’m not talking. You gotta tune in, don’t ya?”
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