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Pop star Rita Ora wore a white rose to the Grammys ceremony earlier this month

Every star attending subsequent week’s Brit Awards will likely be given a white rose pin in assist of the #TimesUp marketing campaign.

The present’s organisers wrote to the top of each UK report label on Wednesday to tell them of the plan.

The letter says performers, presenters and company will likely 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 many artists anticipated to lend their assist.

The Time’s Up motion works to fight sexual assault and harassment within the leisure trade.

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Media captionGrammys 2018: Why stars wore white roses to the Grammys

Performers first adopted the white rose as an emblem of solidarity with victims of abuse at this month’s Grammy Awards.

The demonstration was organised by report firm executives Meg Harkins and Karen Rait, after they realised the US ceremony had no plans to point out assist for the motion.

They assembled a gaggle of 12 different ladies in music, calling themselves Voices in Entertainment, and selected the white rose due to its affiliation with the suffragette motion.

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

“It’s incredible how the world is pivoting in a new direction,” mentioned British star Rita Ora on the pink carpet. “The more voices that come together, the more powerful everything gets.”

While the Grammys demonstration was organized on the fly, the Brits have proactively endorsed Time’s Up, and will likely be supplying equipment for everybody attending the present subsequent Wednesday, 21 February.

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Dua Lipa tops the nominations at this 12 months’s Brit Awards – with 5 in whole

Maggie Crowe, director of occasions on the Brits Trust, mentioned the choice to undertake the rose was “because of its historical importance; representing hope, peace, sympathy and resistance”.

Meg Harkins of Voices In Entertainment mentioned: “We are thrilled The Brits have taken the proactive choice to assist Voices In Entertainment and Time’s Up.

“This is just not solely an vital dialog within the US however all around the world and The Brits will assist focus consideration on these ongoing points.”

The transfer comes two years after the Brits confronted criticism for a scarcity of variety amongst its nominees and winners.

After the #BritsSoWhite hashtag grew to become a trending matter, organisers introduced a significant overhaul of their procedures, growing the proportion of voters from BAME backgrounds, and boosting the variety of feminine voters.

This 12 months’s ceremony sees the likes of Stormzy, J Hus and Loyle Carner up for main awards; whereas pop star Dua Lipa has acquired 5 nominations – greater than some other feminine artist within the ceremony’s historical past.

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