Brit Awards 2018: Stars to wear white pins on red carpet
The show's organisers wrote the head of every UK record label on Wednesday, to inform them of the plan.
19659007] The letter says performers, presenters and guests will be given a pin “as a symbol of solidarity, which we invite them to wear, if they so choose”.
Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Paloma Faith are
The Time's Up Movement works to combat sexual assault and harassment in the entertainment industry.
Performers first adopted the white rose as a symbol of solidarity with victims of abuse on this month's Grammy Awards.
The demonstration was organized by record company executives Meg Harkins and Karen Rait, after they reali sed the US ceremony
They assembled a group of 12 other women in music, calling themselves Voices in Entertainment, and chose the white rose because of its association with the suffragette movement.
On the night of the Grammys, stars including Camila Cabello, Pink, Lana Del Rey, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Cardi B and Miley Cyrus all added the rose to their outfits.
“It's incredible how the world is pivoting in a new direction, “said British star Rita Ora on the red carpet. “The more voices that come together, the more powerful everything gets.”
While the Grammys demonstration was arranged on the fly, the Brits have proactively endorsed Time's Up, and will be suppling accessories for everyone next to the show next Wednesday, 21 February.
Maggie Crowe, Director of Events at the Brits Trust, said the decision to adopt the rose was “because of its historical significance;” hope, peace, sympathy and resistance to representation “.
Meg Harkins of Voices in Entertainment said: “We are thrilled” The Brits have taken the proactive decision to support Voices in Entertainment and Time's Up. “
” This is not only an important conversation in the US but all over the world and The Brits are the ongoing issues “
The move comes two years after the Brits faced criticism for a lack of diversity in its nominees and winners.
After the #BritsSoWhite hashtag becomes a trending topic, Organisers have increased their process of a major overhaul, increasing the Proportion of voters from BAME backgrounds, and boosting the number of female voters.
This year's ceremony sees the likes of Stormzy, J Hus and Loyle Carner up for major awards; while pop star Dua Lipa has received f ive nominations – more than any other female artist in the ceremony's history.
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