Actress Rose McGowan, who is known for her outspoken activism especially when it comes to sexual assaulters in Hollywood like Harvey Weinstein, but now she’s going after other fellows female actors who are prescribing to her brand of feminism, reports The Pret-a-Reporter.
The activist took to Twitter on Saturday after she heard that Meryl Streep suggested that all women wear black to the Golden Globes as a form of silent protest. McGowan then accuses Streep of being silent during the whole Weinstein outpouring.
In a tweet that has now been deleted, McGowan said, “Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.”
Marchesa is the fashion line founded by Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein’s ex-wife and the “Pig Monster” is presumably Weinstein.
It was reported on Dec. 14 that all of the actresses, including the presenters and nominees, were planning to wear black to protest the gender inequality and to acknowledge the flood of sexual abuse allegations that are coming out of Hollywood.
There was also an announcement on Wednesday that all of the presenters for the Jan. 21 Screen Actors Guild Awards will be female.
“Beginning with the Women’s March in January, it’s been the year of the woman,” SAG Awards executive producer Kathy Connell told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday morning. “This is a unifying salute to women who have been very brave and speaking up.”
Streep, who once referred to Weinstein as “God” in an acceptance speech, and has collaborated with him on films like August: Osage County and The Iron Lady, the later to which she won an Oscar for.
Streep has said in interviews that she was “appalled” by the news of Weinstein’s misconduct and added that “not everybody knew” about it.
McGowan is still calling out Streep though and saying that she is a liar for how she didn’t come forward enough apparently after Weinstein was ousted.
No, Meryl, IT’S A FUCKING CRIME. You are such a lie # ROSEARMY Meryl Streep on Harvey Weinstein allegations: It’s ‘the most gargantuan example of disrespect’ – USA TODAY https://t.co/3E2oiCauME
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) December 8, 2017