Jessica Rowe Labels Golden Globes Protest As “Dumb”
Jessica Rowe is best known for expressing her opinions on Network Ten’s Studio 10 as one of the regular panelists. However, a comment she made on Monday during a segment on Studio 10 has caused a lot of mixed reactions from people.
The 47-year-old spoke out about Golden Globe attendees wearing all-black to protest sexual harassment and labelled the protest as “dumb”. She suggested that instead of the protest, Hollywood’s biggest stars should’ve boycotted the event instead for greater impact.
“It is wonderful women are finding their voice, that we are speaking up, but to me it is dumb to wear black on the red carpet,” she said on the breakfast show, “They’re still going to be wearing designer black, they’re going to still be looking gorgeous and wonderful”
“To me, it is tokenistic and it’s not a good way of sending the right message,” Rowe continued.
Some of the highest profile women in Hollywood will wear black on the #GoldenGlobes red carpet in protest of the recent sexual harassment allegations that have rocked the entertainment industry. Do you think this will have a powerful impact? #Studio10 pic.twitter.com/GaMnOoxp6x— Studio 10 (@Studio10au) January 7, 2018
People took to Twitter with mixed reactions to her opinion…
I think your comment was “dumb”. Fine that you disagree but maybe you could have had a better way of expressing that.— colleey (@juleslou88) January 8, 2018
Agree with the Panel views, wearing black is just another PR which will achieve nothing.— Sonia Surija (@Sonia_Rose1) January 7, 2018
Go right now via satellite and speak to one of the victims on that red carpet and tell them that their wearing of a black dress is all for nothing and "Dumb" as you put it— Leigh Howard (@leighbo29) January 7, 2018
It's also raising awareness for @TIMESUPNOW. Not "dumb" at all.— Claudette Cabilan (@claudettejofer1) January 8, 2018