Ivanka Trump's decision to share a clip of Oprah Winfrey's celebrated Golden Globes speech has been ill-received on Twitter. Bringing a room full of Hollywood's elite to their feet several times during the speech, Winfrey addressed the Me Too movement head on, lighting up social media with the hashtag #Oprah2020. Network's Giuliana Rancic, Messing stated, "We want diversity, we want intersectional gender parity, we want equal pay".
The crowd spent little time sitting down since there were standing ovations for almost everything she said.
"Overall, I think it was a very inspirational speech and I just am waiting for her to announce", Democratic former Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant said. Like, ever. Not just awards shows, but ever anywhere.
'It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there is some little girl watching as I become the first black woman to be given the same award, ' Oprah said. She called the speech moving, powerful and a lesson no one will forget.
The 75th edition of the awards held on January 7, 2018 saw a different trend with "This Is Us" star Sterling K. Brown becoming the first black actor in history to win the Best Actor in a TV Drama Award.
The host, dressed in black, took a dig at Hollywood names Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein, who have been alleged for using their position to sexually harass people. She reflected on the press and the importance of uncovering the truth. It is one of many factors leading women to a safer place due to their status.
She wrote: "Let's all come together, women and men, and say #TIMESUP!". "They said: 'How would you like to come and be judged by some of the most powerful people in Hollywood?' [The women] said: 'Where is it?' And they said it's at a hotel and long story short, here I am". This push to change our behaviour towards sexual harassment and to end the toxic rape culture, may gain traction in the entertainment industry but it takes the everyday women and men to make it stick.
The responses to Ivanka's tweet were mixed, with some scratching their heads and pointing out that if she wanted to be an advocate against sexual assault and harassment, she would have supported the women who accused her famous father, Donald Trump, of assault.