She Knew: Street art across Los Angeles blames Meryl Streep for not speaking up against Weinstein
Streets of Los Angeles are being plastered with posters of Meryl Streep suggesting she knew about Harvey Weinstein sexually harassing women but chose to remain silent.hollywood Updated: Dec 21, 2017 13:19 IST
Days after getting criticised by Rose McGowan for working with Harvey Weinstein, Meryl Streep has become the subject of a rebellious campaign of the street art, with posters appearing around Los Angeles this week, which claim that ‘She Knew’ all about Weinstein’s misdeeds.
According to E! Online, the posters, which were spotted in various locations in Los Angeles, featured a 2012 press photo of the three-time Oscar-winning artist with Weinstein and a red banner placed over her eyes with the words ‘She Knew’ across it.
Their creator has not been identified publicly. Streep has not commented on the posters, which also contain a QR code that leads you to a Bitcoin address.
The anonymously produced posters have gone up just a day after Streep replied to claims raised by McGowan. McGowan accused Streep of knowing about Weinstein’s behaviour and remaining silent about it. The comments prompted Streep to respond.
It was Streep’s answer to McGowan’s comments that prompted the backlash. Streep claimed she was not “deliberately” silent but did not know what was going on.
#SheKnew campaign launches, as street artists call out Weinstein and Polanski apologist Meryl Streep.— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) December 19, 2017
Posters appeared next to the Hollywood Highland Center, 20th century Fox Studios, and near Meryl Streep's Pasadena home. pic.twitter.com/Do3EoyVGzc
Since October, dozens of women have accused Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment. Several, including actress Rose McGowan, have accused him of rape. He has apologised for his past behaviour with colleagues but denies taking part in non-consensual sex.
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First Published: Dec 21, 2017 13:12 IST