Helen Mirren pays Je Suis Charlie tribute at Golden Globes

Dame Helen Mirren shows a Je Suis Charlie sign at the Golden GlobesDame Helen Mirren, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were among the Golden Globes stars who showed their support for Charlie Hebdo follow the recent Paris terrorist attacks.

The 69-year-old actress held up a “Je Suis Charlie” sign in support of the satirical magazine, which was horrifically attacked last week leaving a number of journalists dead, as she walked the red carpet at the event in Los Angeles last night.

Amal attached a “Je Suis Charlie” pin to her clutch bag and revealed the accessory was a tribute to the people of France in the wake of the atrocity.  She told Elle magazine: ”[It is] customized in solidarity with the French people who’ve gone through a terrible week.” George also paid tribute to the cause by wearing a “Je Suis Charlie” badge – French for ‘I Am Charlie’ – on the red carpet and paid tribute to the 3.7 million people who took to the streets in France for a public show of solidarity against the Paris attacks.

Several other stars also showed their support including Joshua Jackson, Diane Kruger and Kathy Bates, who all held up a “Je Suis Charlie” sign on the red carpet, while William H. Macy told Variety: ”I am Charlie.”

Inside the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Theo Kingma was given a standing ovation by the star-studded audience as he insisted Hollywood will stand united. He said: ”We understand the importance of free expression as not only an integral part of the American fabric, but a beacon that is reflected across the globe. Together we will stand united against anyone who would repress free speech anywhere from North Korea to Paris.”

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