Prior to the airing of the 75th annual Golden Globes Awards ceremony, stars were cooking up waves all on their own wth Hollywood's collective decision to wear black on the red carpet as an effort to stand united against sexual harassment, assault, and gender inequality in Tinseltown and beyond.

"This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment,” actress Eva Longoria told the New York Times of the move. “For years, we’ve sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our glamour. This time the industry can’t expect us to go up and twirl around. That’s not what this moment is about.” 

In addition to this statement, the red carpet was also host to eight prominent female activists who were accompanied by stars in an effort to further shine a light on the matters of gender equality. It was Tarana Burke, senior director of the nonprofit Girls for Gender Equity and founder of the #MeToo movement, who attended with Michelle Williams and Marai Larasi, executive director of Imkaan, who was Emma Watson's guest.

Other activists included Rosa Clemente, an organizer for political prisoners and Puerto Rican independence, who walked the carpet with Susan Sarandon and Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, who accompanied nominee Meryl Streep.

Mónica Ramírez, an activist for Latina empowerment, was Laura Dern's invitee while Calina Lawrence, a Suquamish Tribe member and activist for Native American treaty and water rights attended alongside Shailene Woodley. Actress Amy Poehler escorted  Saru Jayaraman, a workplace justice advocate for restaurant workers, and tennis champion Billie Jean King, founder of the Women's Tennis Association, accompanied Emma Stone, who is nominated for her portrayal of King in Battle Of The Sexes.

“We believe we are nearing a tipping point in transforming the culture of violence in the countries where we live and work,” the women said collectively. “It’s a moment to transform both the written and unwritten rules that devalue the lives and experiences of women.”

Twitter had plenty of thoughts on the stars' black out of the red carpet, with opinions treading across the spectrum of both support and critique, particularly for perceived hypocrisy. Check it out below