Amber Tamblyn was quick to react to the tweets Rose McGowan posted recently, calling Hollywood actresses hypocrites for participating in the “silent protest” and next year’s Golden Globe Awards.

According to People, McGowan called out Meryl Streep and not only, saying: “Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest”. She added: “YOUR SILENCE is THE problem” and ironically suggested that they should all wear Marchesa dresses. (Marchesa is the fashion brand managed by Harvey Weinstein’s estranged wife, Georgina Chapman.)

As a reaction to McGowan’s tweet, Amber Tamblyn posted a series of messages herself, picking on the Marchesa irony and telling the RoseArmy leader the remark was beneath her.

“Rose McGowan is a friend and while I support her kind of movement, I do not support any woman (or man) shaming or taunting the movements of other women who are trying to create change”, Tamblyn wrote. “Telling us to all wear Marchesa? This is beneath you, Rose.”


When Holly Marie Combs, who co-starred with Rose McGowan in Charmed, stepped in to take her colleague’s side, Tamblyn responded to her, too. “You just did to @rosemcgowan what you claim you don’t support her doing to others”, Combs tweeted, reminding her that they were both fighting for the same cause. “Every activist for every cause the world over has different methods but share a common and more important message that should remain the same. And undiluted above all else”.

Tamblyn reacted: “[Rose’s] statement was public and hurtful to some women so a public response was earned”. She said they had a lengthy private discussion on the matter and have told each other how they felt. “I love Rose fiercely, that will never change. To be critical of an action is not to condemn the person behind it. There’s your common message.”

The argument started after the media published the news that, according to multiple sources, a great number of actresses who are Golden Globe nominees are planning on wearing all black as a silent protest against the sexual misconduct – which happened behind closed doors before the Harvey Weinstein stories came out.