Move over, #MeToo movement. Hollywood has moved on to another cause to preach to America about.
Producers of the Academy Awards have already announced that host Jimmy Kimmel will shy away from jokes addressing the sexual harassment scandal, which would show Hollywood hypocrisy at its finest.
Celebrities attending the Academy Awards Sunday evening are protesting gun ownership and asking for more gun control. And they are doing it by co-opting the American flag in a way many say is disrespectful.
Everytown for Gun Safety is leading the charge for gun control virtue-signaling at the Oscars by giving celebrities American flag lapel pins colored orange, the designated color for the movement.
Many find using the American flag to call on restrictions on the Second Amendment goes against everything the flag stands for.
Celebrities like Lin-Manuel Miranda were wearing the pin.
— LinMiranda.Com (@Linmirandacom) March 5, 2018
Numerous celebrities plan to wear orange lapel pins during the Oscars in support of gun control and the Michael Bloomberg-founded gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety.
The Bloomberg gun control group is popular with Hollywood celebrities who use guns in movies then criticize private citizens’ right to own guns for self-defense in real life.
For example, Julianne Moore appears in movies with firearms then uses her affiliation with Everytown to push stringent gun laws for average Americans. On October 20, 2017, Breitbart News reported that Moore was pushing a gun registry and a limit on the number of guns an American citizen could own. And she supports numerous other gun controls.
Now Everytown’s lapel pins will be a fashion accessory of choice for gun control supporters at the Oscars. The Cut reports that “some celebrities” will be wearing the pin, but no specific names were listed.
On April 15, 2016, Everytown defended celebrities who use guns on film but criticize guns in real life. The gun control group did this by stressing their position that people cannot blame make-believe violence for actual violence.
Writing in USA Today, Everytown’s Jason Rzepka referenced the ongoing “conversation” about the relationship between Hollywood gun violence and real-life gun violence, saying:
[Hollywood] content creators are quite anxious about that conversation, because they often feel guilty or wonder, ‘Am I somehow responsible?’ They are usually quite relieved when they hear that from all of our research on this subject, violence in television and film is by no means a primary culprit in our gun violence crisis in America.