#SmartGirlsAsk Implores The Golden Globes To Step Up Its Red Carpet Question Game

January 10, 2016

The stars on the Golden Globes red carpet tonight have a tiny request for the reporters and news outlets in attendance: ask smart red carpet questions. Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization partnered with Twitter and the Golden Globes to issue a call to action for red carpet questions. By using the hashtag #SmartGirlsAsk, celebrities and people around the world shared their thoughts ahead of the award show. Last year, Reese Witherspoon addressed the sexist questions she feels women are asked on the red carpet. Ahead of the Oscars, she promoted a campaign called #AskHerMore.

She’s also voicing her thoughts on the #SmartGirlsAsk movement, along with celebs like Shonda Rhimes, Zendaya and Rowan Blanchard. .

Even actors, like Jamie Foxx, are challenging reporters to change their approach to interviewing actresses.

The #SmartGirlsAsk challenge had a strong effect at the 2015 Emmys — reporters shied away from fashion questions in an effort to ask craft-related inquiries.