Meryl Streep has been targeted in a series of posters which claim that she knew about Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behaviour, and purposely stayed silent for the sake of her career.
The posters are based on the work of artist Barbara Kruger, and show Meryl Streep and Harvey Weinstein smiling together in a photo from 2012. Meryl Streep’s eyes are covered up with a red rectangle, reading “She Knew.”
The posters have been put up in various places around Los Angeles, including outside a Screen Actors Guild building, across the street from the Twentieth Century Fox studio lot (Fox are distributing her new film, The Post) and even outside her home in Pasadena.
We wonder if Rose McGowan will take to social media to give her opinion on these posters…
Rose McGowan “attacked” Meryl Streep at the end of last week, as she believed she knew about Harvey Weinstein’s behaviour. She even disapproved of actresses wearing black to the Golden Globes as a sign of protest and solidarity…
“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black at the Golden Globes in a silent protest. Your silence is the problem,” Rose McGowan previously Tweeted.
“You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly and affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy.”
Meryl Streep hit back at Rose McGowan’s claims by insisting she had no idea what was going on, as Harvey Weinstein worked hard to keep things hidden from her…
“I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know. I don’t tacitly approve of rape,” Meryl Streep wrote in response to Rose McGowan’s allegations.
“Not every actor, actress, and director who made films that HW distributed knew he abused women, or that he raped Rose in the Nineties, other women before and others after, until they told us,” she added.
“HW needed us not to know this, because our association with him bought him credibility, an ability to lure young, aspiring women into circumstances where they would be hurt. He needed me much more than I needed him and he made sure I didn’t know.”
What do you think of the posters? Should Meryl Streep be targeted, or should the men who allegedly committed the crimes be the main focus?