Lola Kirke’s Golden Globe Red Carpet Statement
Yesterday, was the 75th Annual Golden Globes as you already know if you tuned in, or if you’ve checked your social media timeline at all today. For me, the show begins the moment they start coverage on the red carpet. Many of us tune in to see our favorite stars from film and television glammed to the nines and to see “who they’re wearing”.
Trends get set on the red carpet, both in beauty and fashion, and sometimes even a statement is made. Actress Lola Kirke who is known for her role on Mozart in the Jungle (or maybe even for her relation to actress sister Jemima Kirke from HBO’s Girls) definitely set out last night to make a statement.
She chose to accessorize her pink, floral Andrew Gn gown with a subtle but powerful message, wearing a Fuck Paul Ryan pin. For those who are saying “whose Paul Ryan?”, he is a politician who has spoken publicly about the Republican party defending Planned Parenthood. In an interview with ELLE, Kirke explained, “As a person with a platform, no matter what size it is, I think it’s important to share your views and maybe elevate people that might agree with you, that maybe won’t feel like they can have the same voice. My body my choice, your body your choice.”
That wasn’t the only choice the actress made that night, receiving death threats from some crazy fans on social media for her choice to not shave her armpits for the occasion. Although women sporting body hair is not a new concept to red carpet events (Drew Barrymore, Monique, Julia Roberts…google it) it definitely is not the norm. The actress wanted to show the world that it is okay to step outside the social norms and be confident in your skin. Maybe a little too confident for me, but if she’s happy in her skin, who are we to judge?