Amber Tamblyn and Rose McGowan clash over Golden Globes ‘black dress’ protest plans

Actresses are reportedly planning to wear black dresses to the Golden Globes to protest gender inequality

Amber Tamblyn and Rose McGowan have clashed online over reported plans for a protest at the Golden Globes that will see actresses wearing black.

Actresses are reportedly planning to wear black dresses to the Golden Globes to protest gender inequality and acknowledge the flood of sexual misconduct allegations that have come out of the film and TV industry in recent months, including the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

McGowan is one of the many women who have accused shamed Hollywood mogul Weinstein of rape (he denies all claims), while Tamblyn has spoken out about harassment in the film industry.


Responding to the reports, McGowan took aim at Meryl Streep in a since-deleted tweet on Saturday (December 16) after the star was questioned about the protest plans.  “Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster [Weinstein], are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest,” McGowan tweeted, adding: “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 [Weinstein’s wife’s fashion line] Marchesa.”

Following McGowan’s tweet, Tamblyn has now written in response: “Rose McGowan is a friend and while I support her kind of movement, I do not support any woman (or man) shaming or taunting the movements of other women who are trying to create change… Telling us to all wear Marchesa? This is beneath you, Rose.”

“You don’t have to support and stand with us, but we stand and support you. You may take below the belt shots at us but we will not take them at you in return,” Tamblyn added. “Our movement is big. And a black dress is just the beginning of the darkness that will be drained from every industry across the country by the time we’re done. That’s a promise.”

“And we stand together in this fight, shoulder to shoulder, weapon to weapon, woman to woman (and man), body to burned body. And our arms are open. And our hearts two fold. And our fire will be a universal scorch. Heed the mantra: #ChangeIsComing“.

See Tamblyn’s tweets in full below.


The Golden Globes will take place on January 7 at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton hotel.