Rose McGowan Slams Streep, Who Worked for 'Pig Monster'

She's not happy about Golden Globes protest plan on Weinstein, sexual misconduct
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2017 4:47 AM CST
Updated Dec 18, 2017 5:47 AM CST
Actress Rose McGowan speaks at the inaugural Women's Convention in Detroit, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. McGowan recently went public with her allegation that Harvey Weinstein raped her.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – Wearing black to the Golden Globes isn't the right way to protest the sexual harassment and assault carried out by "Pig Monster" Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood figures, Rose McGowan says. The actress responded to reports that Meryl Streep and other actresses were planning to wear black to make a statement by calling out Streep and noting that she "happily worked for the Pig Monster," USA Today reports. "YOUR SILENCE is THE problem," she wrote in the tweet, which was later deleted. "You'll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy."

She added: "Maybe you should all wear Marchesa," referring to the fashion label co-founded by Weinstein's estranged wife. McGowan, who says she was raped by Weinstein, was one of the first women to speak out against the producer. It hasn't been confirmed whether Streep—who says she didn't know about the producer's "inexcusable" behavior—will be one of the women wearing all black at the Jan. 7 ceremony to protest sexual misconduct and gender inequality, People reports. Some insiders say the protest might continue throughout the awards season. (Last week, McGowan said Alyssa Milano "makes her want to vomit.")

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