On Sunday night, hundreds of actors and actresses wore all black at the Golden Globes to support the #MeToo movement that has overtaken social media in recent months. The move to wear black was a part of the newer "Time's Up" movement, where Hollywood actresses have made a point that they will no longer be controlled by abusive men in the industry.
One actress that wore all black was Connie Britton, most famous for her roles in "Nashville" and "Friday Night Lights." Rather than wearing a glamorous black dress, however, Britton is being questioned for her attire.
Britton wore a black sweatshirt that stated, "Poverty is sexist." Now, people are taking to social media to explain their confusion and frustration with the statement.
Many viewers took to social media to share their confusion.
One viewer said, "I'm sorry but this doesn't make sense. Poverty isn't gender oriented."
Another said, "That shirt doesn't make a lick of sense. Children all over the world are starving, regardless of gender. Find a new slogan."
The actress took to social media before the ceremony to try to explain the meaning behind her sweatshirt.
She said, "My sweater says 'Poverty is sexist' and we dressed in black to acknowledge that it is time for all of us, men and women, to empower ourselves with equality. My hope is that this movement will now reach the grassroots, the small towns, the villages near and far, where women have been silenced, without resources, in the face of gender disparity. We are all stronger when we work together with respect and understanding. Strong women equal strong families, economies, and communities, everywhere."
The ONE Campaign, where Britton got her sweatshirt, said, "Nowhere on earth do women have as many opportunities as men. Nowhere. But for girls and women in the poorest countries, that inequality is amplified. We won't end extreme poverty until we break down the barriers holding girls and women back. Sexism is global- the fight against it should be too."
While some advocated for Britton's sweater, most people were simply confused by the message she was trying to portray. Many others simply pointed out the hypocrisy for the cost of the sweater. Others pointed out that Britton has never experienced poverty, coming from an affluent family, and therefore does not have the right to speak into the issue.
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