This year’s awards season has been filled with statements of support for a host of incredible movements, including #MeToo and Times Up.
But, the Academy Awards is not a place where people will be wearing black to show their support for the men and women of the movements, but instead the good and the beautiful are still making political statements.
In the wake of the horrific string of school shootings in Parkland in Florida, the A-listers of Hollywood are using their time on the red carpet to join the gun control conversation using these orange pins.
This isn’t the only support Hollywood has shown for the movement in changing the second amendment.
Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Amal Clooney all donated $500,000 to the March for Our Lives with the children involved in the school shooting.
Speaking to PEOPLE, Jessica Mindich, a jewellery designer who has started an initiative to turn melted guns into jewellery, said:
Orange is the colour of solidarity in the fight against gun violence in America. It may seem like a simple statement — but when we all act together, we can’t be ignored.
100% of the profits from each bracelet is donated to the Caliber Foundation to help the victims and communities devastated by illegal guns in America.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, which took place in Florida on Valentine’s Day, killing at least 17 people and injuring at least 15 more at last count, is the eighth deadliest mass shooting in contemporary US history.
Moreover, it’s the eighteenth shooting to take place within the confines of a school in 2018.
That’s 18 in 44 days. It’s the eighth school shooting to have resulted in death or injury in those seven weeks.
It’s also the deadliest mass shooting – defined by The Gun Violence Archive as an incident in which ‘at least four people injured or killed in one location, not including the suspect’ – ever at an American high school.