Connie Britton Claps Back at Her Golden Globes "Poverty Is Sexist" Sweater Critics
Connie Britton is not backing down from her decision to wear a statement-making sweater to the Golden Globes, after a handful of social media users leveled criticism at the actress.
After the former Nashville star hit the red carpet in a black Lingua Franca “Poverty is sexist” sweater to stand in solidarity for the Time's Up movement, Twitter users were quick to point out that the top retails for about $380.
“Apparently that 'Poverty Is Sexist' sweater cost about $380,” one person tweeted, while another wrote, “Connie Britton wore a shirt to the #GoldenGlobes that read Poverty Is Sexist. The shirt cost $380. These people are not in touch with reality."
Britton hit Twitter Tuesday to respond to the chatter. “For those concerned with the price of my Globes sweater I just don't think a $5,000 gown would have added to the conversation in the same way. And @linguafrancanyc who designed it, inspired by @ONECampaign, is donating $100 of each purchase to @camfed camfed.org.”
The actress, who paired the sweater with a Max Mara skirt, explained why she decided to rock the look in an Instagram post Sunday. “Dressed in black and ready to go to the @goldenglobes earlier tonight with the glam squad dreams are made of. My sweater says 'Poverty is sexist' and we dressed in black to acknowledge that it is time for all of us, men and women, to empower ourselves with equality.”
“My hope is that this movement will now reach the grass roots, the small towns, the villages near and far, where women have been silenced, without resources, in the face of gender disparity,” she continued. “We are all stronger when we work together with respect and understanding. Strong women equal strong families, economies, and communities. Everywhere. So let's get this show on the road. #timesup #povertyissexist.”