No matter which city you live in, you likely will be tuning in to watch the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards this Sunday. But, if you aren’t planning on watching, you may want to schedule the time to catch this year’s award ceremony as it is being hosted by Seth Meyers. Unlike other years, the award show comes at a controversial time for Hollywood after various sexual harassment allegations came out. And Meyers intends on using his voice to address the climate of Hollywood, something that wouldn’t typically be discussed at an event such as this.
Aside from the prepping that Meyers has been doing for the upcoming award show, many major female names from Hollywood plan to use their presence as a form of protest while wearing black to combat the issue of sexual misconduct. As for Meyers, whose wife works as an assistant district attorney prosecuting misdemeanor sexual assault cases, has discussed harassment issues plenty of times in the past, and he recognizes that “women, in general, have been thinking about this stuff a lot longer than men,” according to the Huffington Post.
Meyers stated that “the best thing any man can do right now is listen and try and learn.” With the help and advice his wife has provided him with along with commentary from friends like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who have both hosted the Golden Globes in the past, he has been able to prepare for the event. Meyers, unlike others, may have a slight advantage though as he discusses some of the most controversial topics on his talk show. And although he doesn’t plan on addressing President Trump, which is just one of the issues America is facing, he at least hopes his presence and dialogue will “inspire some tweets from the White House.”
Meyers has also stated that “he’s prepared to tackle the industry’s sexual harassment scandals head-on, while still finding ways to celebrate the best of 2017’s film and television” [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]. While it’s important to give credit to the many actors and actresses who have worked diligently on creating these award-winning films, we can’t be blinded by the inappropriate behavior that went on behind the scenes of some of these sets.
While we have officially begun 2018, 2017 marks a significant period in history, a time where individuals are finally being recognized for their inappropriate and unwanted behavior. Many individuals have gotten away with making sexual advances and forcing themselves upon young women in all industries, not just Hollywood, and 2018 should be the time where society finally faces the issue.
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And if you’re interested in seeing how the Golden Globes pans out, it will be airing at 8:00 p.m. ET and 5:00 p.m. PT this coming Sunday.