Babar Suhail (babarsuhail) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
Babar Suhail

Why HFPA president Meher Tatna did not wear black to the Golden Globes

HFPA president Meher Tatna was one of the only women three women not to wear black to yesterday Golden Globes. Explaining her decision, she said that she her mom planned this dress months ago. Tatna was born in India and says that it's a cultural thing. The Golden Globe is a celebration and we don't wear black at a celebration and her mother, who would be watching the telecast, would be appalled to see her in black. She further added that this dress was for her mother. She did wear a "Time's Up" button, however.

Actress Blanca Blanco (that's her real name??) decided not to wear black as well, going for a red dress instead.

After a couple of tweets saying that "The issue is bigger than my dress color" and "Red is passionate". She explained her stance further in detail:

"I love red. Wearing red does not mean I am against the movement. I applaud and stand by the courageous actresses that continue to break the cycle of abuse through their actions and fashion style choices. It is one of many factors leading women to a safer place because of their status. I am excited about the #TimesUp movement; true change is long overdue.”

She also added that she was "hurt" by the criticism and that "shaming was part of the problem".

German model (winner of Germany's Next Top Model) also decided to forgo the black dress.

She explained her stance on Instagram.

Caption: A lot of women will wear black tonight to support the time‘s up movement! I think this is a great and extremely important initiative!

Nevertheless I decided to wear a colorful dress tonight. If we want this to be the Golden globes of the strong women who stand up for their rights, I think, it’s the wrong way not to wear any sexy clothes anymore or let people take away our joy of showing our personality through fashion.

We were fighting a long time for the freedom to wear what we want to and that it is also ok, to dress up a little more sexy. If we now restrict this, because some men can’t control themselves, this is a huge step back in my opinion.

We should not have to wear black to be taken serious. US women should shine, be colorful and sparkle. Just like it is our nature. In my opinion this symbolizes our freedom and our new strength.

But to make clear: A lot of bad things happened and should never happen again!!!

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Tags: award show - golden globes, fashion, feminism / social issues, south asian celebrities

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