After news broke that Hollywood's leading actresses would wear all black to the Golden Globes as a form of protest against the injustices women are facing in the film industry — including those committed by Harvey Weinstein — Rose McGowan took to Twitter to denounce one of the supposed participants: Meryl Streep.
“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @goldenglobes in a silent protest,” McGowan tweeted. “YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly and effect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy.”
Streep took almost no time to respond, offering a statement to CNN: “It hurt to be attacked by Rose McGowan in banner headlines this weekend, but I want to let her know I did not know about Weinstein's crimes, not in the 90s when he attacked her, or through subsequent decades when he proceeded to attack others. I wasn't deliberately silent. I didn't know.”
Now, just days later, posters have surfaced in Los Angeles featuring Streep and Weinstein together, with the words “SHE KNEW” emboldened across Streep's face in Barbara Kruger-style type.