7 Call-Out Moments to Know About
1 Rose McGowan
As part of #MeToo, she was among the irst to call out Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment, and continues to call out in luential men such as Ben Aleck for their complicity in keeping silent about Weinstein’s crimes.
2 Catt Sadler
Host Catt Sadler left E!
News after it was revealed that cohost Jason Kennedy was making almost double her salary. During interviews with E! on the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet, Debra Messing and Eva Longoria called the network out on it.
3 Dylan Farrow
Director Woody Allen’s adopted daughter accused him of sexual abuse. When Justin Timberlake voiced his support for #TimesUp, she called him out for working with Woody. Justin tweeted: ‘Random question: can someone please explain the saying, “You just want your cake and to eat it too.” What else am I to do with a cake??’ Farrow clapped back.
4 Nokuthula Ledwaba
In a Twitter thread, the
Rhythm City actress detailed her sexual harassment at the hands of an actor. ‘I was 19, just starting out, when a “respected” male actor in his 30s said he wanted to “take care” of me while stroking my hair,’ posted Ledwaba. ‘I had reported him on many occasions and nobody listened.’
5 Elle van der Burg
The activist and trans model accused Siya Beyile of failing to pay models who walked in his MercedesBenz Fashion Week show in 2017. The callout went viral, and sparked conversation about empowering creatives.
6 Rupi Kaur
The feminist poet called out Instagram in 2015 for censoring an image she’d posted of her bloodstained sweat pants, aimed at normalising menstruation. Kaur called Insta out via a Facebook post that went viral, with more than 75¢000 likes.
7 Desire Marea
Queer performing artist Desire Marea called out OR Tambo International Airport for transphobia. ‘A woman sitting by the computer started laughing at me,’ they said, ‘and the male employees harassed me with unnecessary questions.’ They claim they were also harassed during boarding. ‘A supervisor made a rude comment about my wig, demanding that I remove it… I refused. Her demand felt vile and demeaning.’