Several celebrities hit up the red carpet on Sunday evening donning the ACLU ribbon, making huge political statements for one of Hollywood’s biggest nights.
Actress Ruth Negga, who’s nominated for the film Loving, as well as Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, and Broadway’s Hamilton star Lin Manuel Miranda.
The ACLU tweeted a photo of Manuel sporting his ribbon:
‘”I’m wearing an ACLU ribbon because they’re fighting incredible fights right now for American ideals.”@lin_manuel #Oscars #Oscars2017’
— ACLU (@ACLU) February 26, 2017
Manuel, an outspoken activist disheartened by Trump’s rise to power, eloquently called out Vice-President Mike Pence for his bigotry when he went to watch a performance of the acclaimed musical following the election.
The ACLU has spoken out against President Trump’s policies including his executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. as well as his rescinding of protections afforded to transgender students in public schools.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration after two men were detained at John F. Kennedy airport in New York and threatened to be deported just days following the signing of Trump’s executive order.
The support from celebrities at such a high-profile event really ought to irk Trump.
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