Actress Connie Britton took virtue-signaling to a whole ‘nother level by sporting a $380 “Poverty is Sexist” shirt at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards.
Britton walked the red carpet in an unflattering black sweater with the words “Poverty Is Sexist” written across the front. The slogan is an apparent nod to rocker Bono’s anti-poverty campaign that seeks to help women and men in economically disadvantaged communities.
Connie discussed why she wore the sweater in an Instagram post ahead of the Golden Globes:
Predictably, the mainstream media and many Twitter users applauded Britton’s hollow gesture, even though the plain sweater (designed by Lingua Franca) retails for a whopping $380, according to E! News.
But I will say this, one person decided to inject something into the conversation that should have been there from the beginning, and I will take my hat off to Connie Britton. I love everything she does, including her outfit tonight. pic.twitter.com/ag0ynmjDXr
— ??️? ♿️✡️ Mx. Amadi (@amaditalks) January 8, 2018
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) January 8, 2018
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 8, 2018
— Andrea Mandell (@AndreaMandell) January 8, 2018
Many slammed Connie Britton for her self-promoting virtue-signaling, which did nothing except score her extra press coverage.
Some people didn’t know who she was, since she’s not an A-lister like Angelina Jolie or Sandra Bullock. Britton starred on the NBC TV series “Friday Night Lights” from 2006 until 2011.
I don't know who this is, but can anyone help explain to me what "Poverty is sexist" is all about? https://t.co/xv3cflCrg8
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) January 8, 2018
That doesn’t even make sense and is completely false.
— Jules ? (@0jules88) January 8, 2018
2 things this Woman needs to know.
1) Poverty isn’t an actual living being that has emotions and train of thought
2) is she trying to imply that only Women live in poverty?? pic.twitter.com/GDWZ6QZWDE
— Optimistic Leeds Fan (@RyanLUFC92) January 8, 2018
Some Twitter users pointed out that men are far more likely than women to be homeless, and that poverty is an equal-opportunity affliction.
Men are 3x as likely to be homeless. Men are overrepresented at the top and the bottom. Next.
— Arthur Frayn (@arthurfrayn14) January 8, 2018
I could have sworn there are men in poverty too. Idiot.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 8, 2018
Still others urged virtue-signaling celebrity hams to DO something instead of just preening for the cameras.
2. Help those out in poverty instead of virtue signalling for the cameras.
— Chirath ???? (@Chz_88) January 8, 2018
What? Might be the dumbest shirt I ever saw.
— Anna Khait (@Annakhait) January 8, 2018
Nothing says you're in touch with the people you're preaching to like wearing a sweatshirt saying 'Poverty is Sexist' that costs $380. pic.twitter.com/gM8xURTpBs
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 8, 2018
In another bizarre moment during the 2018 Golden Globes, actress Ally Sheedy appeared to call out Best Actor winner James Franco for sexual harassment/abuse in a stunning tweet.
Sheedy allegedly tweeted: “Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table on @goldenglobes #MeToo” She added: “Why is James Franco allowed in? Said. too much. Nite love ya.” The tweets were later deleted.
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