In the midst of the gun violence sweeping our nation, a gun control advocacy group called Everytown for Gun Safety is aiming to make a statement at this years Oscars.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the group created anti-gun violence pins and sent them to different Hollywood agencies to hand out to celebrities before walking the red carpet.
While we’ve yet to see the pins, they are expected to carry the group’s slogan “#NeverAgain”.
In addition to wearing pins, celebrities are taking further action again gun violence. Following the Parkland school shooting on Valentine’s Day that left 17 dead, an event called “March For Our Lives” was created. Celebrities from Oprah to George Clooney have each donated $500,000 to the event, which is set to take place on March 24 in Washington D.C and around the nation.
The “#NeverAgain” slogan may not be the only political statement addressed on the red carpet this weekend either, thanks to Ryan Seacrest.
He recently went under fire for an alleged sexual misconduct scandal, brought forth by his former stylist at E! It was reported that celebs are now wary to speak to the host at the upcoming red carpet because of the nature of the allegations. One PR source stated, “If it was a [client who had been involved in the #MeToo movement], I would never put them in that position. I don’t think any smart person would,”
During an interview with Howard Stern, Jennifer Lawrence stated she was “unsure” whether or not she was going to speak with Seacrest.
This type of statement will not be out of the ordinary, as we know award shows can get quite political. Just this year, we watched as celebrities stood up against sexual harassment by supporting both the “#MeToo” and “#TimesUp” movements at the Golden Globes.
The Oscars 90th Acadamy Award show is set to air on Sunday (Mar. 4).