Celebrities join the #MeToo movement – Metro US

Celebrities join the #MeToo movement

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If you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter this week, you’ve probably seen the words Me Too taking over most of your feed.

There two little words behind a big movement on social media aimed at drawing attention to the prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault against women.

The campaign went viral on Sunday when actress Alyssa Milano wrote on Twitter, “Me too. Suggested by a friend: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.”

She prompted followers to reply me too to her tweet. In the four days since the tweet has received more than 67,000 replies.

Milano’s words, written as a show of solidarity for the growing list of women allegedly sexually abused over decades by powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, sparked a movement.

As the words me too continue to flood Facebook and Twitter, both men and woman have felt empowered to share stories of sexual harassment and assault that they have endured.

According to Twitter, more than half a million people have tweeted the hashtag #MeToo, among them, a growing list of celebrities that are doing their part to call out sexual violence and say collectively that it’s not OK.

Celebrities who have joined the Me Too movement

Alyssa Milano, of course, started the movement with this tweet on Sunday evening.

Actress Gabrielle Union joined in.

Lady Gaga has long been an outspoken advocate of sexual assault victims and she also said #MeToo.

Actress Evan Rachel Wood said that she has been raped multiple times, declaring #MeToo.

Actress Rosario Dawson said #MeToo.

“Veep” star Anna Paquin also joined the #MeToo movement.

TV commentator Gretchen Carlson has also joined the #MeToo movement.

“Hamilton” star Javier Munoz said “Me too. I don’t know if it means anything coming from a gay man but it’s happened. Multiple times.”

Actress Patricia Arquette joined in.

Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics McKayla Maroney shared her story of continued sexual abuse for years by the Olympic team doctor, declaring #MeToo.

Actress Viola Davis said #MeToo on Twitter, declaring herself a survivor of sexual harassment or assault.

“Will and Grace” star Debra Messing joined in.

Broadway actress Anika Noni Rose joined the #MeToo movement.

Rocker Sheryl Crow joined in.

Actress Sara Hyland also said #MeToo.

“Dawson’s Creek” star Busy Phillips also declared #MeToo.

Amy Siskind, a wall street executive and womens rights advocate, also said #MeToo.

Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara also joined the #MeToo movement.

Lynda Carter, who played the original Wonder Woman on TV in the ’70s, has also joined the Me Too movement. She spoke to The Daily Beast in an exclusive published Monday. Though she would not give her alleged abuser’s name, she said that he had victimized “a lot of people” and is already “being done in.”