Here's Why Celebrities Are Wearing White Roses at the Grammys

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At the 2018 Grammy Awards tonight, celebrities are adding a special accessory to their ensembles—a white rose. The white roses are a symbol of support for the Time's Up initiative (opens in new tab), thanks to a new group (opens in new tab) called, "Voices in Entertainment."

The group of 15 women in music was established this week by Meg Harkins and Karen Rait when they realized nothing was being done at the Grammys in support of the movement. Taking matters into their own hands, group members sent letters (opens in new tab) to stars like Kelly Clarkson, Rita Ora, and Halsey asking them to participate by wearing a white rose on the Grammy Awards red carpet.

"We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance."

“We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance,” the letter reads. “Please join us in support of equal representation in the workplace, for leadership that reflects the diversity of our society, workplaces free of sexual harassment and a heightened awareness of accountability that our sisters started on January 1st and continued through the Golden Globes and onward.”

Rait told Billboard, “Music artists have a lot of impact. So it’s only fitting that music’s biggest night show the support for equality and safety in the workplace and that people need to be cognizant of their fellow employees."

The roses were introduced following the Time's Up pins (opens in new tab) that were accompanied by all-black ensembles on the Golden Globes red carpet on January 7.

Here's all the stars who wore white roses on the red carpet:

SZA

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Andra Day

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Zayn Malik

Suit, Fashion, Formal wear, Blazer, Outerwear, Tuxedo, White-collar worker, Photography, Model, Style,

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Miley Cyrus

Face, Facial expression, Smile, Blond, Beauty, Lip, Mouth, Photography, Plant, Happy,

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Camila Cabello

Dress, Fashion model, Clothing, Red carpet, Gown, Carpet, Shoulder, Flooring, Strapless dress, Bridal party dress,

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Anna Kendrick

Hair, Clothing, Beauty, Hairstyle, Fashion model, Outerwear, Fashion, Brown hair, Photo shoot, Model,

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Bebe Rexha

Clothing, Blond, Lingerie, Beauty, Fashion, Undergarment, Undergarment, Model, Waist, Dress,

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Rita Ora

Beauty, Fashion, Yellow, Event, Dress, Smile, Ceremony, Happy, Formal wear, Little black dress,

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Alison Krauss

Clothing, Red, Dress, Gown, Formal wear, Costume design, Carpet, Fashion, Flooring, Peach,

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Hennessy Carolina and Cardi B

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Kesha

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Kelly Clarkson

Hair, Beauty, Fashion, Blond, Hairstyle, Dress, Photography, Smile, Fashion accessory, Fashion design,

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Imagine Dragons

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Lady Gaga

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Little Big Town

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Ryan Seacrest

Suit, Formal wear, Tuxedo, Eyewear, White-collar worker, Glasses, Tie, Vision care, Official, Businessperson,

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