‘An all black tux you were gonna wear anyway’: Hollywood men mocked for ‘slacktivism’ fashion protest at Golden Globes
Dwayne Johnson sporting a fashionable black t-shirt on the red carpet at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. By David Shankbone (David Shankbone) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

At the end of a year when the #MeToo movement forced Hollywood to confront a toxic environment of sexual predation by powerful men, actors are planning to protest sexual misconduct by wearing black to the Golden Globes award ceremony.


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson told People magazine, "yes we will" when confirming men will be joining women in the black attire protest.

The fashion protest has received a wave of criticism since announced earlier in December.

Rachel Lubitz, the senior style writer at Mic, pointed out how little difference there will be from previous red carpet awards shows.

"In terms of the planned protest at the Globes, certainly women wearing all-black outfits at the Globes is a subtle move, because many attendees (including nearly every man) do wear all-black ensembles already," Mic noted.

"Don’t most men who attend the Globes come cloaked in either all-black or mostly black, with a black suit and black shoes and a black tie, anyway?" Mic asked. "Of course men could make things more obvious by wearing a black shirt as well, but even that is not bucking the red carpet norm in any substantial way. Further, many might easily conflate those making a statement on the red carpet and those just... wearing black."

"But wearing black to an award show ceremony isn't enough, not least of all when the color is black — and most men wear black tuxes to these events as is," Teen Vogue writer Suzannah Weiss argued.

On Twitter, the protest was slammed by Hollywood #MeToo leader Rose McGowan.

Below is a curated selection showing the tone of the criticism the protest has received: