Celebrities who have been sexually assaulted or harassed are tweeting “#MeToo” in unity.
Alyssa Milano took to Twitter on Sunday, urging fans and fellow stars to stand together against sexual assault. “Suggested by a friend: If all women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem,” Milano shared.
Milano’s post has been replied to more than 3,500 times and has been re-tweeted more than 1,000 times as of this writing.
“Will and Grace” star Debra Messing, 49, followed suit by simply tweeting “me too,” with Oscar-winner Viola Davis likewise writing “Me too” in an Instagram post.
Amy Siskind, an advocate for women and LGBTQ rights, was torn up over how many people had joined the “#MeToo” movement. “It’s breaking my [heart] how many #MeToo I see trending by women who have been victims of sexual assault,” Siskind tweeted. “This s**t has got to stop!”
English actress Kaya Scodelario joined the “#MeToo” movement, tweeting a thank you to victims for stepping forward and explaining why she joined the cause.
“Superstore” star America Ferrera revealed she was the victim of sexual assault at 9-years-old.
Women all over the world have been speaking out ever-since a litany of sexual harassment allegations were levied against Hollywood film executive Harvey Weinstein.