This year's Golden Globes were a platform for women to speak up on issues that are currently dominating the headlines. This year, a movement was started by Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Aniston, and Shonda Rimes, called "Time's Up." To support the movement, everyone wore black as a way to stand in solidarity with those who have been victims of sexual assault.
"Time's Up Legal Defense Fund will provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers," according to a statement on the movement's website.
Women were extremely outspoken on the red carpet, with Eva Longoria, Debra Messing, and Sarah Jessica Parker all calling out the E! Network for their treatment of Catt Sadler.
There were a myriad of issues spoken about on the red carpet, but Nashville star Connie Britton is one of the most talked about celebrities from the event, and it's all because of her sweater.
Britton, who starred in shows like Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story, and Nashville, wore a sweater that had "poverty is sexist" stitched across the front.
Britton posted about her sweater on Instagram, explaining her decision to wear it.
"My sweater says "Poverty is sexist" and we dressed in black to acknowledge that it is time for all of us, men and women, to empower ourselves with equality," she wrote on Instagram. "My hope is that this movement will now reach the grass roots, the small towns, the villages near and far, where women have been silenced, without resources, in the face of gender disparity. We are all stronger when we work together with respect and understanding. Strong women equal strong families, economies, and communities. Everywhere. So let's get this show on the road."
However, when fans tried to get their hands on the sweater, they realized it wasn't as easy as they hoped.
So I wanted to purchase @conniebritton's "poverty is sexist" #GoldenGlobes sweater, but when I looked it up, it costs $380.... is it just me or does that seem ironic?— Kathryn Baker (@kathrynnbakerr) January 9, 2018
Ps- all @linguafrancanyc sweaters are $380, so I couldn't get @IMKristenBell's either :/ pic.twitter.com/vlKyEzO1Z0
So the trendy "Poverty is Sexist" sweater, worn last night by Connie Britton, sells for $380. How many people in poverty could afford one? What could that $380 done for a family in poverty? It's all Leftist hypocrisy and look at me I care. They don't.— Kirby Wilbur (@KirbyWilbur) January 9, 2018
The sweater costs $380, which some people found counter-intuitive to the cause. Britton caught wind of the controversy, and she made it clear why she chose to wear the expensive sweater.
For those concerned with the price of my Globes sweater I just don't think a $5000 gown would have added to the conversation in the same way. And @linguafrancanyc who designed it, inspired by @ONECampaign, is donating $100 of each purchase to @camfed https://t.co/9pwJwPecNd— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) January 10, 2018
Britton's stylist also defended her client's decision to wear the shirt.
"I don't want to take credit for that," Erica Cloud told People. "I fully support that move because I think that's what this is about, right? The more I thought I about it, I thought it was genius and brilliant and I thought, this is the conversation we're supposed to be having. It's not really about the clothing, it's really about the message."