'Shocked' Debra Messing calls out E! on Golden Globes carpet

Bianca Soldani

Hollywood’s brightest stars have orchestrated a blackout on the Golden Globes red carpet in response to the multiple sexual assault and harassment allegations rocking the industry.

Everyone from Catherine Zeta-Jones to Debra Messing, have opted to dress in head-to-toe black in to stand in solidarity with women who have experienced sexual violence and discrimination.

In an interview with E!, Will and Grace star Debra said it was also important to stand up for greater representation and diversity in the industry, as well as equal pay for equal work, as part of the 'Time's Up' movement.

Debra Messing wore all black on the Golden Globes red carpet. Photo: Getty

“I am wearing black to thank and honour all of the brave whistle blowers who came forward and shared their stories of harassment and assault and discrimination," Debra told Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet.

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"I’m wearing black to stand in solidarity with my sisters all over the globe... We want diversity, intersectional gender parity, we want equal pay."

Calling out TV network E! on their own red carpet, she went on to say, "I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts.



The Will and Grace actress called out the network while speaking to host Giuliana Rancic. Photo: E!


"I miss Catt Sadler, we stand with her, and that’s something that can change tomorrow."

Catt revealed she was leaving the network last month after discovering that her male co-host had been earning "close to double [her] salary for the past several years."

The 'Time's Up' movement was created to stamp out sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace, not just in the entertainment industry but across the board.

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Samara Weaving on the red carpet. Photo: Getty
Actresses Meryl Streep and Michelle Williams with activists Ai-jen Poo and Tarana Burke. Photo: Getty

It was started after over 300 influential women put their names on an open letter published in the New York Times that focused on supporting working class women.

While the majority of women arriving at the Golden Globes wore all black, so did many men including Justin Timberlake and Chris Hemsworth.

They were also sporting 'Time's Up' pins to stand with the movement.

Justin Timberlake and Chris Hemsworth also dressed in all black and wore 'Time's Up' pins. Photo: Getty
Jude Law also wore a pin. Photo: Getty


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