Men Were an Unsurprising Disappointment at the Golden Globes

Despite criticism that women in Hollywood should boycott the Golden Globes instead of wearing black, the statement made by these women was immense.

As Kerry Washington said, “We shouldn’t have sit out the night, give up our seats at the table, our voice in this industry because of bad behavior that wasn’t ours.”

Women didn’t just show up to the award show, they spoke up and made the night overall an inspiring and empowering one for women.

Oprah delivered a powerhouse speech that, for better or worse, left many people ready for #Oprah2020.

“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up,” Oprah said, to thunderous applause.

Natalie Portman delivered a sick burn, introducing the nominees for Best Director with the jab, “And here are the all-male nominees” to which the respective men could only squirm.

Women showed up to the red carpet with activists as their dates, introducing them and their causes.

All in all, women showed up ready to make a difference. Men were, however, predictably disappointing.

Not a single male winner mentioned #MeToo or Time’s Up in their acceptance speeches, leaving women to do all the heavy lifting themselves.

Alexander Skarsgård actually won a Golden Globe on Sunday for his role as a domestic abuser in Big Little Lies and even he did not see fit to mention either movement, despite wearing a Time’s Up pin.

David Harbour’s response to being asked about Time’s Up summarized the entire night of male involvement. When asked on the red carpet to finish the statement, “Time’s Up on…” he muttered non-words until the reporter gave him a few key words like sexual harassment and abuse.

Even then, he couldn’t bring himself to mention these uncomfortable topics and replied, “Time’s Up on women not getting the respect they deserve in the workplace.”

He was wearing a Time’s Up pin at the time, and still did not seem to have any idea what it was about. There’s just no excuse for this kind of unapologetic ignorance. His co-star who is a child responded with more maturity to the issue of sexual harassment.

Harbour wasn’t the only man wearing a Time’s Up pin who seemed to have no idea what the message was about. Justin Timberlake posted a much derided photo on Instagram of him posing with his wife Jessica Biel while wearing a Time’s Up pin.

Timberlake stars in the new Woody Allen movie but seems unaware of the hypocrisy here. Worse, though, were the men accused of sexual misconduct or domestic violence who showed up wearing all black or a pin and thought we wouldn’t notice, or remember.

Ryan Seacrest faced criticism after interrupting women he was interviewing who were trying to discuss #MeToo and Time’s Up and trying to steer the conversation in another direction. Seacrest wore all black despite facing his own allegations of sexual misconduct.

Gary Oldman, whose ex-wife accused him of hitting her in the face with a telephone, accepted his award for Best Performance by an Actor while wearing a Time’s Up pin. Oldman also once defended Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic rant, saying “He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things.”

James Franco has already been accused of and admitted to flirting with a 17-year-old girl on Instagram. After accepting his Golden Globe while wearing a Time’s Up pin he was accused by actress Violet Paley of sexual misconduct when she was only 17.

In 1997, Golden Globe nominee Christian Slater was charged with battery for assaulting his girlfriend. In 2005, he was charged with third-degree sexual abuse. Guess what he wore to the awards? A pin.

Photo Credit: Alice Barigelli

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Caitlin L1 months ago

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Karen Swenson
Karen S6 months ago

@Clare O'Beara--Lets not forget the men on "Incel" who blame women for not sleeping with them, dating them, or paying attention to them! They desperately want a girlfriend/wife, but can't, so then do nothing but hate on all women. Some of these men have killed women by shooting them or running them and some men ,over with a car. They boast this is just the beginning of killing women. Then we have misogynists whining and getting all hysterical about some men who might or maybe, will be falsely accused of Sexual Harassment--how will they ever cope? Oh, and Clare, I am sure there will be those saying, 41% of those vicious little girls, will be just falsely accusing these wonderful men of Rape, if they ever get caught. The reason nothing is seemingly ever done about trafficking women/little girls/boys is because it is a Billion dollar business and many men think they own women--this is the $$$ reason and has nothing to do with religion or racism no matter what some would have people believe.

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