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Actress takes heat for red dress amid all-black Globes dress code

Actress Blanca Blanco at the Golden Globes Sunday.
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Actress Blanca Blanco at the Golden Globes Sunday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly every star attending the Golden Globes wore black as a statement against sexual misconduct in Hollywood — so one red dress didn’t blend in on the red carpet.

Actress Blanca Blanco ditched the black dress code for a red cut-out dress, and was getting heat on social media. Others said shaming her for her color choice is part of the problem.

Sunday night’s black-clad demonstration was promoted by the recently formed Time’s Up. It’s an initiative of hundreds of women in the entertainment industry — including Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey — who have banded together to advocate for gender parity in executive ranks.

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Also not in black was Meher Tatna, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. She says her red dress was made months ago.

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It wasn’t clear if Blanco didn’t get the memo or just decided to go her own way.

Blanco tweeted after the show:

Actress Blanca Blanco.
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Actress Blanca Blanco.