Megan Gale has taken to social media to share intimate details of her life in the public eye and reflected on how she has felt vulnerable in the wake of the Times Up movement which was successfully highlighted by major Hollywood stars at the 2018 Golden Globes.
On the back of the event, of course, which saw stars wearing black to represent their support to the victims of sexual harassment and discrimination – Gale, 42, confirmed she understands the importance of the event by sharing her story.
"It’s headlines like this that truly baffle me," she pointed out.
"Today in Hollywood women are taking a stand by wearing black and trying to send a powerful message and showing a united front. Something that is being largely, for the most part, applauded by all including the media. Yet, despite all of that, these same women are still getting held up, compared, critiqued and picked apart for their fashion choices. I just don’t get it. It’s why I have refused, countless times, to judge best and worst dressed for events such as The Logies and The Brownlow as to do so is completely belittling for the women on the receiving end."
Before she delved into her emotional experience. "I have to say too, having been on the end of such criticism, people have to know that sometimes when you walk a red carpet, you don’t always get to choose your outfit. To share just one example, one time I was only sent the one outfit to go to the races. I had requested another outfit from the stylist and client and only this was sent to me (swipe left) a couple of hours prior to the event. I had tried it on previously, politely declined to wear it as it was ill-fitting and I didn’t feel comfortable in it at all. However I had nothing else to wear, I’d been up all night with food poisoning and contractually HAD to attend. And I was crucified for my fashion faux pas which was not my fault at all. So please, when we see articles like this, don’t buy into it. They are unkind, they pitt women against each other and it’s total click bait. We’re better than this. 😘❤️."
Fans of the model were quick to commend her for her thoughtful post. "Yep well said. In the era of equality and fairness we get this," one wrote.
Another commented: "Thank you @megankgalethere is zero place for best and worst dressed lists! Everyone should be able to wear what they want without being judged, criticised and compared 🖤👊"
And shortly after this post, Gale shared a post to congratulate Oprah Winfrey who was honoured at the Golden Globes after she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award.