British Stars to Wear Black at BAFTA for Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign

In support of the ‘Time’s Up’ anti-sexual harassment campaign, British stars are being asked through an open letter to wear black at the upcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards happening in London, following the lead of the attendees at this year’s Golden Globes.

Emma Watson is believed to be one of the high-profile stars in the film industry backing the protest. Here’s one of her posts on Instagram after the awards night:

Hollywood Reporter posted the letter, which includes this statement:

Inspired by the TIME’S UP movement in the US,  we are working to continue the incredible movement this side of the Atlantic. With BAFTA being the first major film awards ceremony in Europe this year, we feel it is important to make a statement to show global solidarity and that the issue is not being forgotten, and to join hands with people across all industries who have experienced inequality and abuse.

Apart from Watson, Keira Knightley and Emma Thompson are also believed to be among the stars supporting the gesture, together with ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke, ‘Star Wars’ heroine Daisy Ridley, ‘Fresh Meat’s’ Zawe Ashton as well as ‘Doctor Who’s’ Jodie Whittaker.

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