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Exclusive: Brit stars to wear white rose pins to awards

Exclusive: Brit stars to wear white rose pins to awards
From BBC - February 14, 2018

Every star attending next week's Brit Awards will be given a white rose pin in support of the #TimesUp campaign.

The show's organisers wrote to the head of every UK record label on Wednesday to inform them of the plan.

The letter says performers, presenters and guests will be given a pin "as a symbol of solidarity, which we invite them to wear, if they so choose".

Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Paloma Faith are among the artists expected to lend their support.

The Time's Up movement works to combat sexual assault and harassment in the entertainment industry.

Performers first adopted the white rose as a symbol of solidarity with victims of abuse at this month's Grammy Awards.

The demonstration was organised by record company executives Meg Harkins and Karen Rait, after they realised the US ceremony had no plans to show support for the movement.

They assembled a group of 12 other women in music, calling themselves Voices in Entertainment, and chose the white rose because of its association with the suffragette movement.

On the night of the Grammys, stars including Camila Cabello, Pink, Lana Del Rey, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Cardi B and Miley Cyrus all added the rose to their outfits.

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