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29/01/2018 5:06 AM IST | Updated 29/01/2018 3:21 PM IST

Stars Wear White Roses On Grammys Red Carpet To Support Time's Up

The red carpet was filled with white roses and Time’s Up pins during the 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Everyone from Lady Gaga to Sam Smith wore a white rose as a sign of support for the Time’s Up initiative against workplace sexual harassment and assault. Others including Janelle Monáe sported a black-and-white Time’s Up pin in a show of solidarity with the initiative. 

“It represents hope and peace and sympathy and resistance, and I thought those were very lovely things for every human to encompass and to also share with others,” singer Kelly Clarkson said on the red carpet about the symbolism of the white rose.

A group called Voices in Entertainment came up with the idea for celebrities to wear white roses on the red carpet. The group includes over a dozen women in entertainment including Meg Harkins, senior vice president of marketing at Roc Nation, and Karen Rait, head of rhythmic promotion at Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records. 

“We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance,” the group wrote in a recent letter to celebrities.

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Lady Gaga wears a white rose in support of the Time's Up initiative at the Grammys.

“Women make up 51 percent of the workforce and it’s about time that we’re paid equal,” singer Cyndi Lauper said on the red carpet. “Equality and power in the workforce would help not just women but men too.” 

The Time’s Up pin, which many celebrities also wore at the Golden Globes, was created by actress Reese Witherspoon and stylist Arianne Phillips in December. Phillips told The Hollywood Reporter that the idea for the pins came out of an initial Time’s Up brainstorming meeting with actresses, producers and others in the industry.  

“I met so many great women, and it was such an honor to be called to action,” Phillips said. 

The Time’s Up initiative, which was announced on New Year’s Day, consists of more than 300 women in television, film and theater. The project, inspired by the #MeToo movement, hopes to combat sexual misconduct in all workplaces by creating a legal defense fund to help less-privileged women come forward with their stories. 

Scroll below to see more stars wearing white roses and Time’s up pins. 

  • 1Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers
    Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers
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  • 2Lady Gaga
    Lady Gaga
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  • 3Ne-Yo
    Ne-Yo
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
  • 4Cardi B
    Cardi B
    Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
  • 5Ryan Seacrest
    Ryan Seacrest
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
  • 6Janelle Monae
    Janelle Monae
    ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images
  • 7Kelly Clarkson
    Kelly Clarkson
    Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
  • 8James Corden
    James Corden
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
  • 9P!nk and her daughter Willow Sage Hart
    P!nk and her daughter Willow Sage Hart
    John Shearer via Getty Images
  • 10Khalid
    Khalid
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • 11Imagine Dragons (Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, Dan Reynolds and Wayne Sermon)
    Imagine Dragons (Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, Dan Reynolds and Wayne Sermon)
    Lester Cohen via Getty Images
  • 12Alessia Cara
    Alessia Cara
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • 13Composer Benjamin Wallfisch
    Composer Benjamin Wallfisch
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
  • 14Nick Jonas
    Nick Jonas
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  • 15Reba McEntire and Anthony 'Skeeter' Lasuzzo
    Reba McEntire and Anthony 'Skeeter' Lasuzzo
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
  • 16Lana Del Rey
    Lana Del Rey
    Lester Cohen via Getty Images
  • 17Jain
    Jain
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
  • 18Meli'sa Morgan
    Meli'sa Morgan
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
  • 19Sarah Silverman
    Sarah Silverman
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
  • 20Shaggy and Sting
    Shaggy and Sting
    Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
  • 21SZA
    SZA
    Lester Cohen via Getty Images
  • 22Giuliana Rancic
    Giuliana Rancic
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • 23Anna Kendrick
    Anna Kendrick
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • 24Camila Cabello
    Camila Cabello
    Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
  • 25Bebe Rexh
    Bebe Rexh
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
  • 26Rita Ora
    Rita Ora
    Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
  • 27Heidi Klum
    Heidi Klum
    Lester Cohen via Getty Images
  • 28Cyndi Lauper
    Cyndi Lauper
    Andrew Kelly / Reuters
  • 29Ben Platt
    Ben Platt
    ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images
  • 30Little Big Town
    Little Big Town
    Andrew Kelly / Reuters
  • 31Trevor Noah
    Trevor Noah
    Lester Cohen via Getty Images
  • 32Andra Day
    Andra Day
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
  • 33Julia Michaels
    Julia Michaels
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
  • 34Miley Cyrus
    Miley Cyrus
    Christopher Polk via Getty Images
  • 35Zayn Malik
    Zayn Malik
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
  • 36Kesha
    Kesha
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