Timothée Chalamet's bold stand: donates salary to fight injustice

    Timothée Chalamet donates film salary to charities, making a strong statement against injustice and supporting #MeToo movement.

    Timothee Chalamet (Source: Vogue)

    Timothee Chalamet (Source: Vogue)

    In a world where celebrities often face scrutiny for their choices, Timothée Chalamet's decision back in 2018 to donate his salary from A Rainy Day in New York resonates more strongly today. His bold move to support Time’s Up, the LGBT Center in New York, and RAINN - an anti-sexual violence organization, marked a significant moment in Hollywood's fight against sexual assault and inequality.

    Timothee Chalamet (Source: Page Six)

    Back then, a young Chalamet was rising rapidly to stardom with acclaimed roles in Lady Bird and Call Me by Your Name. But his real impact was felt off-screen when he decided not to profit from his work on Woody Allen's film. Amidst sexual assault claims against Allen by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, Chalamet's decision was a powerful stance. "I don’t want to profit from my work on the film," he stated, highlighting a growing consciousness in Hollywood about the implications of their work and associations.

    The Ripple Effect in HollywoodChalamet wasn't alone in this journey. His co-star Rebecca Hall followed suit, donating her salary to Time’s Up. Even Greta Gerwig, the director of Lady Bird, expressed regret over working with Allen. This wave of actions in Hollywood signified a larger shift. "I am learning that a good role isn’t the only criteria for accepting a job," wrote Chalamet, echoing a sentiment that many in the industry were beginning to realize.

    Timothée Chalamet at Venice Film Festival 2022 (Source: People)

    Griffin Newman and director Kevin Smith also made similar moves, donating their earnings to support causes against sexual violence and advocating for women in entertainment. Chalamet's statement and actions became a beacon for others, fostering a culture of responsibility and awareness in the entertainment industry.

    Reflecting on Chalamet's decision today, it's clear that his actions were more than just a gesture. They were a part of a larger movement that sought to end injustice, inequality, and silence in Hollywood and beyond. His contribution to this cause, both financially and through his influence, continues to inspire and evoke change.

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