The Time’s Up organization tweeted that the flower “symbolizes respect, pays homage to new beginnings and expresses hope for the future.”
Celebrities walking the red carpet outside Madison Square Garden before the awards were not in lockstep on wearing the white rose. Members of the Chainsmokers, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Anna Kendrick, Nick Jonas, Sarah Silverman, Ryan Seacrest, Andra Day, and Reba McEntire were spotted with the flower, but some others did not wear it.
Singer Kelly Clarkson was carrying a white rose on the red carpet. She was asked whether the white rose and the movement was helping women in the music industry. Clarkson pointed out that a woman runs her record label.
“It’s one of those things where I think it’s gradually changing right now,” Clarkson said. “I think it is gradually heading that way. This conversation is really helping that.”
The official tweet from Time’s Up: