This year’s Academy Awards ceremony will be a little more politically charged as various celebrities continue to stand for the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.
According to People, many will be donning ‘Wear Orange to Prevent Gun Violence’ pins from the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety in an effort to raise awareness of fun safety.
The move comes just two weeks after a school shooting in Parkland that saw 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killed by a former student.
Following the shooing on the 14 February, many celebrities donated to the “March for Our Lives” campaign calling for gun control. George and Amal Clooney put forward $500,000 in the name of their twins, a number matched by Oprah Winfrey.
Some celebrities also wore orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day last year, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lena Dunham, and Amy Schumer, who also spoke out against gun violence on social media.
This awards season has already seen various celebrities stage protests, attendees at the Golden Globes wearing all-black in support of Time’s Up.