Rose McGowan slams Meryl Streep for 'silent protests'
Her comments come after the news that many A-list actresses are planning on wearing black gowns to the Golden Globes awards ceremony in January as a symbol of protest against harassment in Hollywood.
The 44-year-old spoke out against the "silent protest", and heavily criticized Streep in particular.
“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster (Harvey Weinstein), are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest,” she wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
“YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa,” she added, referencing the fashion line of Weinstein’s estranged wife Georgina Chapman.
Oscar-winner Streep, who received a Golden Globes nomination for her role in The Post, has yet to confirm if she will be taking part in the protest on the red carpet.
“I don’t know. I’m not talking. You gotta tune in, don’t ya?” the 68-year-old told Extra.
Streep was one of the first actresses to speak out against the 65-year-old disgraced movie producer after the allegations against him broke.
“The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported,” said Streep in a statement in October (17). “The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes.”
“The behavior is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar,” she continued. “Each brave voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game.”
McGowan, who accused Weinstein of rape, was one of the main subjects of a New York Times expose, which detailed years of alleged sexual misconduct from Weinstein. She also recently revealed she was offered $1 million in "hush money" by someone close to the movie mogul just 24 hours before the article was published in early October.
Over 50 women have accused Weinstein of sexual assault. He has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.