Jan 092018
 

By now, you must’ve heard of Bianca Blanco; or the girl who broke the all-black dress code at the Golden Globes. Ditching the black, Blanca showed up in a head turning fire-engine red gown.

Arriving @goldenglobes pic.twitter.com/gj6Vu72LX1

— Blanca Blanco (@blancablanco) January 7, 2018

Now, if you saw pictures from the 75th Golden Globes held on Sunday night, you probably just saw a sea of people dressed in black. No, it was not a coincidence that everyone just decided to wear black. The celebrities wore black in solidarity with the ‘Time’s Up’ initiative and the #MeToo movement. The ‘blackout’ was done to basically raise awareness and to convey support for people who have reported abuse. The Time’s Up initiative, aimed at fighting sexual harassment in and outside of Hollywood, called on women to wear black on the red carpet.

The Woman Who Didn't Wear Black To The Golden Globes© AP

A handful of celebrities decided against wearing black, and one of them was Blanca Blanco. But, instead of getting appreciation for her gorgeous gown, she received a lot of backlash online for not taking part in the #timesup movement

I have no idea who Bianca Blanco is but it’s a cheap-ass move wearing red to the Globes to stand out from the crowd

— Bethan L. Evans (@BethEvsTV) January 8, 2018

While talking to Refinery29, she explained the reasoning behind her decision to wear red. She said, “I love red. Wearing red does not mean I am against #timesup movement. I applaud and stand by the courageous actresses that continue to brake [sic] the circle of abuse through their actions and their style choice. It is one of many factors leading women to a safer place because of their status in the acting world. I am excited about the ‘Time’s UP’ movement because true change is long overdue.”

Just to give a little background, the 37-year-old actress has appeared in movies like ‘Bermuda Tentacles’ and ‘Fishes N’ Loaves: Heaven Sent’ before. But, perhaps she’s more famous, or rather infamous, for her unfortunate wardrobe malfunction at the Oscars last year.

@blancablanco @realjohnsavage Amazing pic, I love you both �� pic.twitter.com/Bjxmc2Qj9R

— Agnès-Orianne W (@OrianneW) January 8, 2018

She attended the Golden Globes with her boyfriend, 68-year-old ‘Dark Angel’ actor John Savage, and the couple is now set to star in an indie thriller called ‘Fake News’ together.

Furthermore, she took to Twitter to explain that the criticism she’s receiving is not really needed.

The issue is bigger than my dress color #TIMESUP

— Blanca Blanco (@blancablanco) January 8, 2018

It sure is.

Shaming is part of the problem

— Blanca Blanco (@blancablanco) January 8, 2018

Red is passionate

— Blanca Blanco (@blancablanco) January 8, 2018

It’s a great initiative and a great way of raising awareness, but if someone decides to not follow the protocol exactly and gets abused online for it, doesn’t that just defeat the purpose?

People are allowed to wear whatever they want, and if everyone wore black it’s incredible how everyone cares about the cause but it doesn’t give anyone any right to shun someone who didn’t take part.

This is what people on Twitter said about the whole issue.

“Chatting about the reasons behind her outfit, Blanca said: “I love red.”

To hell with it though, turning sexual abuse into a fashion statement is such a pointless exercise when you’ve got people working with Woody Allen and the like turning up in all black. https://t.co/Przhvea24I

— Unstable Genius (@Megan_Wire) January 8, 2018

And, she’s also being accused of doing it just for the attention.

had to google who Blanca Blanco is… so I suppose it worked

— Laura Kramer (@Laura_Kramer) January 8, 2018

OF COURSE someone was going to break the dress code.  OF course she will be shamed.  Of course the shamers will be counter-shamed for their shameful shaming.

And in the process everyone will find out what they can about #BlancaBlanco . 

Well played Ms Blanco.  Well played.

— LEGOattackHelicopter (@Crawfish4Kraken) January 8, 2018

Does this person not know what feminism means?

It’s ok to disagree with the #MeToo movement, nevertheless wearing a dress like this when women are asking to heard not just seen is so appalling.#GoldenGlobes

— ClassyNoggin (@classynogin) January 8, 2018

Shaming someone for no reason will always be part of the problem.

OF COURSE someone was going to break the dress code.  OF course she will be shamed.  Of course the shamers will be counter-shamed for their shameful shaming.

And in the process everyone will find out what they can about #BlancaBlanco . 

Well played Ms Blanco.  Well played.

— LEGOattackHelicopter (@Crawfish4Kraken) January 8, 2018

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