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Model Barbara Meier Explains Why She Didn't Wear Black to Golden Globes 2018

Model Barbara Meier Explains Why She Didn't Wear Black to Golden Globes 2018

Barbara Meier, a German fashion model, was one of three women who chose not to wear black to the Golden Globes on Sunday (January 7), and now she’s explaining why.

“A lot of women will wear black tonight to support the time‘s up movement! I think this is a great and extremely important initiative! Nevertheless I decided to wear a colorful dress tonight. If we want this to be the Golden globes of the strong women who stand up for their rights, I think, it’s the wrong way not to wear any sexy clothes anymore or let people take away our joy of showing our personality through fashion,” Barbara wrote on Instagram. “We were fighting a long time for the freedom to wear what we want to and that it is also ok, to dress up a little more sexy. If we now restrict this, because some men can’t control themselves, this is a huge step back in my opinion.”

Barbara continued, “We should not have to wear black to be taken serious. US women should shine, be colorful and sparkle. Just like it is our nature. In my opinion this symbolizes our freedom and our new strength. But to make clear: A lot of bad things happened and should never happen again!!!”

If you missed it, see who else did not wear black to the Globes. Those who wore black did so in solidarity with the Time’s Up initiative, which aims to combat gender inequality, power abuse and harassment.

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Posted to: 2018 Golden Globes, Barbara Meier, Golden Globes

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  • patrickdornoff

    i applaud her decision not to follow whats cool or whats in right now

  • Ausangel01

    Well said! And you looked absolutely beautiful.

  • Casey C

    wearing black wasn’t about not being sexy or being taken seriously. the dresses were still sexy, they were just black. it was about being funereal, about it being a death knell. talk about missing the point

  • greppinwolf

    The explanation is a lot simpler: A nobody wanted some spotlight.

  • wearing

    It’s not like it was a permanent ban, it was one night for a reason. Fashion hasn’t been permanently dismantled, so her colorful point could have been made later, which other people will do too.

  • Sanna Leena

    I’m German and I’m ashamed of this wannabe actress. She doesn’t see that she is embarrassing herself. In Germany she only gets bad press for this. I hope her „career“ is over now

  • cafeast

    Who??
    I suppose this is what happens when you’re a z list nobody seat filler who cannot afford a publicist and get the permit to attend at the very last minute…

  • tom

    She’s smart. Liberal hollywood is all about empowering speeches that mean shit

  • Malida

    What an idiot. The point when right over her head.

  • Túlio Brunhara

    As a great model, she understood nothing.

  • AcidQueen

    this is only a opportunity for her to be talk about …. that’s it

  • AcidQueen

    this is only a opportunity for her to be talk about …. that’s it

  • AcidQueen

    EXACTLY !!

  • Maria M.

    You sound just like your Nazi grandfather. She should be fired if not gassed for thinking or acting differently that majority. Uniformity leads to totalitarianism. Thanks God this girl didn’t wear black. We all know what happens when everyone are good Germans.

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  • Sunny

    You are wrong, there was not only bad press.
    It seems that you are dissatisfied with yourself.
    Treat others in such a way, how you would like to be also treated.

  • Sunny

    Many woman who wore black clothes kept silent about it for so many years!
    Many pictures…some of these ladies kissing Mr Weinstein…), e. g. Ophra herself.
    And now we are talking about the really self-confident women, do not subject themselves to any obligation?
    Sorry, this black-event was a bad joke and affront to the victims.
    In parts it was indeed embarrassing.