Three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep is under fire and has become the focus of a street art campaign using the hashtag #SheKnew, apparently in response to assertions by Streep that she was unaware of any sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein.
Posters showing Streep with Weinstein began turning up around Los Angeles Tuesday, with a banner across Streep’s eyes saying “She knew.” You can see an example below.
The photo of Weinstein and Streep was reportedly taken in West Hollywood in 2012 when they attended the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards ceremony at Soho House.
The street art campaign followed harsh comments aimed at Streep by actress Rose McGowan, who was one of the first of Weinstein’s accusers to come forward.
McGowan responded negatively to a movement among Hollywood actresses to protest sexual harassment by wearing black at the Golden Globes. Over the weekend, McGowan took to Twitter to send the message: “Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.”
Not everyone is on board with the Streep bashing. Actress Amber Tamblyn sent out a tweet Sunday in which she wrote: “Rose McGowan is a friend and while I support her kind of movement, I do not support any woman (or man) shaming or taunting the movements of other women who are trying to create change. Telling us to all wear Marchesa? This is beneath you, Rose.”
Street poster targeting Meryl Streep (Twitter)