GRAMMYs 2018: Celebrities to wear white roses in support of Time’s Up

By: Meaghan Wray

Celebrities will continue to use their style to stand in solidarity with Time’s Up at the 2018 Grammy Awardsthis Sunday (Jan. 28). Nominees, presenters and attendees alike are encouraged to wear white roses on music’s biggest event to voice their support against workplace sexual harassment and violence.

Since sexual assault allegations against industry moguls like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey rocked the entertainment industry, a movement to prevent future indiscretions has picked up speed. At the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month, talent and presenters raised awareness with a sartorial red-carpet blackout. Now, the message continues with white roses, an accessory that is the brainchild of a newly formed group called Voices in Entertainment.

According to Billboard, big names like Kelly Clarkson, Cyndi Lauper, Halsey and Dua Lipa are committed to wearing the floral embellishments in support of the new group. A letter from Voices of Entertainment reads: “We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance.”

The letter continued: “Please join us in support of equal representation in the workplace, for leadership that reflects the diversity of our society, workplaces free of sexual harassment and a heightened awareness of accountability that our sisters started on January 1st and continued through the Golden Globes and onward.”

Kelly, 35, has been outspoken when it comes to supporting Time’s Up and educating her own daughters on sexual harassment. The American Idol winner told ET, “I have daughters and I don't want this stuff happening. I don't want anybody's kids or anybody struggling like that when you're just trying to make your dream happen. You should be comfortable in your workplace, wherever you are and whatever work environment."

Watch the 60th annual Grammy Awards Sunday Jan. 28 at 8 pm ET on City.

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