Latina Claps Back At Hollywood Critics: ‘The Issue Is Bigger Than My Dress Color’

Following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, ‘TimesUp’ got created on behalf of 300 women working in film, television, and theater. They did so to fight against the longstanding history of harassment and assault in the entertainment industry.


Hollywood’s biggest stars chose to implement a purely black dress code during the Golden Globe Awards in a solidarity move, but three strong women decided to skip it altogether, most notably Latina, Blanca Blanco. She instead wore a revealing crimson dress, defending her choice of clothing.

“I love red,” Blanco explained. “Wearing red does not mean I am against #TimesUp movement. I applaud and stand by the courageous actresses that continue to break the circle of abuse through their actions and their style choice. It is one of many factors leading women to a safer place because of their status in the acting world. I am excited about the ‘Time’s Up’ movement because true change is long overdue.”


But people could not get their heads around the star’s fashion choice. Fans called her out for dressing the way that she wanted. Blanco released a series of tweets that only served to fuel the fire:

German actress Meher Tatna also chose not to wear black and issued a strong statement: “We were fighting for a long time for the freedom to wear what is OK, to dress up a little more sexy. If we now restrict this, because some men can not control themselves, this is a huge step back in my opinion.”

Rose McGowan, who was responsible for the original and widespread Harvey Weinstein accusation, was not at all impressed with the all-black ensembles worn for the red carpet.

“And not one of those fancy people wearing black to honor our rapes would have lifted a finger had it not been so,” she tweeted to fellow activist Asia Argento. “I have no time for Hollywood fakery, but you I love.”

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