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Grammy Awards 2018: Celebrities To Wear White Roses To Support Time's Up Campaign



The music industry will show its support for the Time's Up movement by wearing white roses to the Grammy Awards.

During the Golden Globes, celebrities donned all-black outfits and Time's Up pins to express their solidarity with the movement. For the music industry's biggest night, the 60th Grammy Awards, stars will wear white roses in support of the campaign against inequality and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Voices in Entertainment, a group composed of 15 women in the industry, led the charge with a letter encouraging their colleagues to don white roses to the Grammy Awards ceremony.

Karen Rait of Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records and Meg Harkins of Roc Nation spearheaded the demonstration, both citing that the Time's Up support at the Golden Globes inspired them to champion the movement at the Grammys as well.

Along with other women in the music industry, the duo chose white roses for the color's symbolism and historical significance. White was the color of choice of the suffragettes. Harkins adds that Hilary Clinton dressed in white during president Donald Trump's inauguration.

"We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy, and resistance," the letter by Voices by Entertainment reads. "Please join us in support of equal representation in the workplace, for leadership that reflects the diversity of our society, workplaces free of sexual harassment, and a heightened awareness of accountability that our sisters started on January 1st and continued through the Golden Globes and onward."

Some of the personalities who have already committed their support or participation for the Grammys include Halsey, Kelly Clarkson, Rapsody, Cyndi Lauper, Rita Ora, Tom Morello, and Dua Lipa.

A Silent Protest

The Golden Globes ceremony made waves with most of Hollywood's actresses and actors wearing black as a silent protest against sexual harassment. Time's Up movement, an organization founded by women in Hollywood that established a legal defense fund to support sexual harassment victims, led the silent protest.

Voices in Entertainment hopes that the music industry will stand together to support Time's Up's message.

"Music artists have a lot of impact," Rait says in Billboard. "So it's only fitting that that music's biggest night show the support for equality and safety in the workplace and that people need to be cognizant of their fellow employees."

The 60th Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28.

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