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Grammys 2018: Why Stars Are Wearing White Roses on the Red Carpet

Following the recent Golden Globes red carpet black dress initiative, the Grammys followed suit in showing its support for the Time’s Up movement (a campaign launched to combat sexual assault and harassment) on Sunday night with a different approach: white roses on the red carpet.

Earlier in the week, it was revealed that various female music executives had informed the award show’s attendees to wear white roses on the carpet in support of the fight against sexual harassment and abuse in the industry. Celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Rita Ora, Janelle Monae, Lana Del Rey, Nick Jonas, Sam Smith, Anna Kendrick, and Sarah Silverman were among those representing the rose at the Grammys, alongside host James Corden.

Rita Ora at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards

Rita Ora spoke at Delta’s pre-Grammys party Thursday night about her decision to wear the white rose to the Grammys. “The white rose for so many years has been such a peaceful symbol in so many different parts of the world and for me solidarity’s so important now,” she said. “I thought that it was just a very graceful way of showing support to, I guess, everything that’s going on in Hollywood and I really do believe that the more visibility it gets, the more I think we can help, so that’s why I wanted to do it.”.

The Time’s Up movement was initiated by more than 300 influential figures in the entertainment industry in an effort to fight against sexual assault and harassment. In addition, the campaign has also started a legal defense fund to provide assistance to women in other industries.


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