You need to watch out for this incredible secret protest at this year’s Grammys

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Susan Devaney

At this year’s Grammy awards, celebrities are coming together to show support for the Time’s Up initiative. 

Since actresses started the Time’s Up initiative at the Golden Globes on the red carpet, award shows in 2018 have started to look a lot different.

Which is why at this year’s Grammy Awards, which will honour musicians across the world in New York City on Sunday 28 January, celebrities – from Kelly Clarkson to Dua Lipa - will adorn white roses in a show of solidarity for the Time’s Up initiative.

The planned protest was created by Roc Nation senior VP Meg Harkins and Karen Rait, of rhythmic promotion at Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records.

“It’s very important that we stay on their [Time’s Up] message. The amount of work they have been able to do in just three short weeks is inspiring,” Rait told The Associated Press.

“We have not had the tsunami that politics and Hollywood has had, but we are still women.

“I would want to see men and women wearing white roses and I would like men and women to be able to have meaningful Grammy award speeches when those speeches happen.”

From Hillary Clinton’s iconic white trouser suit to the suffragette’s inclusion of the shade - it symbolised the quality of purpose and purity - as they protested for the right to vote, the colour white has long had a symbolic meaning for women’s rights. 

Actresses wore black to show their solidarity with the Time’s Up initiative at the Golden Globes.

The Time’s Up initiative, which aims to provide legal aid for lower-income women seeking justice for sexual assault, has established a $13 million (£9 million) fund.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on 28 January 2018.

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