'Silent protest'

Amber Tamblyn and Rose McGowan clash over criticism of Meryl Streep and others

Amber Tamblyn. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

As the #MeToo movement that was spawned by the allegations against Harvey Weinstein having come to light continues gripping American culture, there have been several voices that have emerged as leaders in the revolution taking place in Hollywood. Among the most influential have been those of Rose McGowan and Amber Tamblyn, two voices that are now clashing on social media. McGowan has been taking a bit of a scorched-earth approach lately, slamming Hollywood royalty like Meryl Streep and others who are planning to wear black dresses as a form of silent protest at the Golden Globes next month.

“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster [Weinstein], are wearing black at the Golden Globes in a silent protest. Your silence is the problem,” McGowan, who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape and said she was offered $1 million to keep quiet, said on Twitter. “You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly and affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy.” She added in tweets that have since been deleted, “Maybe you should all wear Marchesa,” a swipe at the fashion house of Georgina Chapman, Weinstein’s wife (the two are currently separated).

Rose McGowan raises her fist during her opening remarks to the audience at the Women’s March / Women’s Convention in Detroit, Michigan, on October 27, 2017. (RENA LAVERTY/AFP/Getty Images)

McGowan’s broadsides are raising eyebrows among some other Hollywood elite. Amber Tamblyn, who actually began openly discussing the alleged sexual misconduct she experienced before the Weinstein and other bombshells began dropping, publicly criticized McGowan.

“Rose McGowan is a friend and while I support her kind of movement, I do not support any woman (or man) shaming or taunting the movements of other women who are trying to create change,” Tamblyn tweeted Sunday as part of a longer thread. “Telling us to all wear Marchesa? This is beneath you, Rose,” she added.

Alyssa Milano, who has also been one of the leading voices of the #MeToo movement and who has also been publicly slammed by McGowan for her show of support of Chapman, echoed Tamblyn’s remarks, saying in a reply to Tamblyn’s tweet, “I stand by every woman in the pursuit of permanent change and gender equality.”

Read the full story at The Wrap.

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