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Many music stars turned up to the Brit Awards to wear or carry white roses as a mark of support for the Time and I Also movements.

Dua Lipa, which has five nominations and Ed Sheeran, who is four prices were among those which displayed the roses.

But Paloma Faith has told the BBC News: “The only thing I’m upset about this evening is not the most men wearing white roses. I think they should have.”

She pinned a rose to a member of the rock band Royal Blood on the red carpet.
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The faith explained: “I put a white rose on one of them, which I think is very important. Because I think that men should support.”

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Faith, who is nominated for best British female, said pop stars had a platform to make a statement on behalf of all women.

“What I think is really important is that we talk to through the board of directors for the women because I’ve never met a woman who has not lived in any profession,” she said.

Sheeran said the Me Too and the Time of campaigns were very late.

“I think he would have had to do this earlier, but I’m glad that it’s happening,” said BBC News. “It is good that people are aware of this now.”

The stars were speaking as they arrived for the annual ceremony at the O2 Arena in London.

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Most of the artists of both sexes wore white rose pin badges or real flowers on the red carpet.

Rapper Dave, who is nominated for best British breakthrough act, was among those sporting a rose in a gesture against abuse and harassment.

He said: “It is something that is ongoing and has been ignored for too long, and I think it is the least I can do to show some support and recognition.

“I put that on is a symbol of my awareness of the situation, but I still feel like I haven’t done enough, I always have the impression that there is more to be read and there is more light to shine on it.”

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Stormzy was not wearing a rose on the red carpet, but had put a pin at the time where it was awarded the title of best British male at the ceremony.

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