Instead of wearing all-black tonight, many stars at the Grammys chose to support the Time’s Up movement with white roses.
Speaking on the carpet, singer Kelly Clarkson said, “It represents hope and peace and sympathy and resistance, and I thought those were very lovely things for every human to encompass and to also share with others.”
According to the Huffington Post, it was the idea of a group called Voices in Entertainment for celebrities to wear white roses on the red carpet. Members of the group reportedly reached out to big-name stars, like Kelly Clarkson, Halsey, Cyndi Lauper, and Rita Ora, via letter last week to ask them to wear white roses.
According to the Huffington Post, a portion of the letter read, “Please join us in support of equal representation in the workplace, for leadership that reflects the diversity of our society, workplaces free of sexual harassment and a heightened awareness of accountability that our sisters started on January 1st and continued through the Golden Globes and onward.”
Sam Smith was another star who joined the movement. The “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer wore a large white rose that stood out against his green suit.