New Details About The Three Women Who Didn’t Wear Black At The Golden Globes — And Why They Didn't

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These Are The Only Three Women Who Didn’t Wear Black At The Golden Globes
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Barbara Meier, Meher Tatna And Bianca Blanco all support the movement though.

The 2018 Golden Globes was a sea of black dresses and suits but at least three women opted to wear a colorful gown instead.

Nearly everyone at the awards show on Sunday wore black to stand up against sexual harassment and abuse, honoring the Me Too and Time’s Up movements. German model Barbara Meier, Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna and actress Bianca Blanco went against most and dress colorfully.

Meier wore a stunning pale pink gown that could steal any spotlight and definitely stood out at the #WhyWeWearBlack Golden Globes. She took to Instagram to explain her decision to go against the grain.

“A lot of women will wear black tonight to support the time‘s up movement! I think this is a great and extremely important initiative!” Meier wrote, translated from German to English. “Nevertheless I decided to wear a colorful dress tonight. If we want this to be the Golden Globes of the strong women who stand up for their rights, I think, it’s the wrong way not to wear any sexy clothes anymore or let people take away our joy of showing our personality through fashion."

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In her statement on the app, Meier expressed her support for the women who went with a black outfit for the awards and the movements they were representing. She also said she thinks it seems to restrict women’s rights to wear what they want.

“We were fighting a long time for the freedom to wear what we want to and that it is also ok, to dress up a little more sexy,” she continued. “If we now restrict this, because some men can’t control themselves, this is a huge step back in my opinion.

Meher Tatna also decided not to wear black from head to toe. She went with bright red threads embellished with silver flowers.

According to The Wrap, Tatna picked her ensemble with her mother, though she stands with the movements prompted by the recent sexual misconduct accusations in Hollywood.

Although Tatna has yet to personally explain why she didn't wear black, a source close to her said, “While the president [of the HFPA] stands with and supports Time’s Up, she wore the dress that she chose with her mother. As part of her Indian culture, it’s customary to wear a festive color during a celebration — in this case being the 75th anniversary.”

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S. Mitra Kalita, VP of Programming at CNN, told The Wrap that Tatna “was born in India where this red IS our basic black.”

Blanco hit the red carpet in a sexy cut out red dress sure to catch anyone’s eye at the blackout awards. She spoke to Refinery29 about her dress, which received a lot of criticism.

"I love red," Blanco wrote in a statement to the publication. "Wearing red does not means I am against #timesup movement. I applaud and stand by the courageous actresses that continue to brake [sic] 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."

Apparently, the actress just really likes red.

All three of the women who donned something other than a black gown to the 2018 Golden Globes backed the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements but had their own takes on the matter.

“We should not have to wear black to be taken serious,” Meier wrote on Instagram. “US women should shine, be colorful and sparkle. Just like it is our nature. In my opinion this symbolizes our freedom and our new strength.”

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