Celebrities at the Oscars on Sunday decided to band together to express their desire for increased gun control measures, with many sporting orange lapel pins.
However, others on social media pointed out the perceived hypocrisy — as the event was secured with hundreds of officers who were carrying guns.
Tonight, actors and allies will #WearOrange pins and ribbons on the #Oscars red carpet to bring awareness to gun violence prevention in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. https://t.co/7BxtM6bTKD
— Everytown (@Everytown) March 4, 2018
The display was organized by the gun control group Everytown.
500 police officers guarding the #Oscars.
Plus firefighters, police helicopters, FBI agents, & private security specialists.
Meanwhile, celebrities protected by this armed security? They’re protesting guns.
Welcome to liberal-land.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) March 5, 2018
If you win for a movie or role that involved guns, violence, sexualizing women or making money I fully expect you to forfeit your award otherwise all your whining is nothing more than self-righteous grandstanding #oscars
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 4, 2018
I don’t let overweight people, tell me how to manage my weight
I don’t let broke people, tell me how to manage my money
I don’t let people with armed
security, tell me what to do with my guns
I don’t let people with ZERO moral values, tell me how to live my life#Oscars
— Heather (@hrenee80) March 4, 2018
The stars on the red carpet have a new movement to promote https://t.co/PUk3LBcDsm
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) March 4, 2018
Following the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida, celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney donated substantial sums of money to “March for Our Lives,” a gun control march being organized that will take place in Washington this spring.
- More from E! News
If you have a suggestion for this page, please let us know. Also, if you think this is worth sharing, you can do so using the links below.