Golden Globes Sets the Tone for Faux Feminism in 2018

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A year ago, Meryl Streep delivered an impassioned political speech at the Golden Globe Awards. Her speech was largely hailed as an act of dissent by the mainstream media and liberal elite. This year, Hollywood A-listers once again graced us with their political engagement by dressing in all black as an act of solidarity with sexual assault victims and to fight gender inequality. Their goal was to continue the conversation that started months ago. Those who joined the crusade included Hollywood’s heavy hitters: Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon, among many others.

Celebrities who openly celebrated known child rapists (looking at you Meryl Streep) promised a night of “change” and oh, did they deliver. If you want to know what activism looks like to celebrities, look no further than the Golden Globes. Evan Rachel Wood urged attendees to form a circle around predators. Seth Meyers delivered a politically infused monologue referencing sexual misconduct, Trump, and racism – the three most beloved topics in Hollywood. Some celebrities even brought activists with them as their dates, proudly showing off that they too, are politically hip with it. It was a grand evening of self-indulgence. Some celebrities also sported a ‘Time’s Up’ protest pin, displaying their support for this new Hollywood initiative. Because as we know, celebrities will stop at nothing to make everything about themselves.

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