The Oscars: 'Armed and protected' Hollywood slammed as hypocritical for wearing orange badges against gun violence
People are expressing their disappointment towards Hollywood for hypocrisy over their idea of gun violence awareness.
Amid the #MeToo and Time's Up movement, this year's Oscars, which is scheduled to take place on March 4, will see attendees wearing orange pins. The pin is being used as a means of raising awareness about gun violence, a movement gaining momentum oin light of the Florida High School shooting.
This move comes after 17 students were killed in a school shooting in Parkland at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Following the tragic incident, celebrities came forward, donating a part of their earnings towards the “March for Our Lives” campaign calling for gun control. However, this decision has not gone down well with many taking to social media platformsto label Hollywood "hypocrites" for their decision. Here are some of the views that are being expressed by people.
I would imagine that there will be a lot said about gun control at the Oscars tonight— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) March 4, 2018
How about they start their gun control by removing all event and private security from the site, disarm the private body guards and leave the “elite” to handle the streets of LA on their own,
I challenge those in attendance to the Oscars who plan to speak on gun control to get rid of their armed security details. If you want us to get rid of our guns, you can’t be protected by them.— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 4, 2018
I’m guessing there won’t be armed security outside of the Oscars tonight..we know Hollywood wouldn’t be that hypocritical or anything. Oh. Wait. #oscars— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 4, 2018
You will hear plenty from celebrities at the #Oscars tonight about gun control and why people don't need guns.— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) March 4, 2018
Also, here is a photo of armed police officers at the Oscars putting up barricades to protect the very same celebrities that want you disarmed. pic.twitter.com/6bTNxA14i6
stale little Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars, while celebrities take the night off from assaulting others to lecture Americans about why we don't deserve to protect our kids with armed guards in schools, while their own guards stand nearby protecting them 🙄🙄🙄🙄— PinkAboutIt 🇺🇸 (@Pink_About_it) March 4, 2018
I can promise you one thing...— CoreyJones🇺🇸 (@CoreyLMJones) March 4, 2018
There will be security, armed with guns, at almost every corner of the #Oscars in order to protect the Hollywood Elite
If only we protected innocent children the same way we protect almost everything else in our country#Oscars90 #MAGA🇺🇸 #2A #NRA
Since Hollywood advocates for the abolition of the 2ndAmendment so often, why don’t they make the #Oscars a gun-free zone?— CoreyJones🇺🇸 (@CoreyLMJones) March 4, 2018
Since, of course, gun-free zones are the safest place on earth right?
It seems as if they want gun-free zones for everyone except for themselves#MAGA #NRA
Oh my GOD! I am so excited for all these liberal celebrities at the #Oscars to lecture us law abiding Americans on guns & bash Pres. Trump!— Mike (@mike_Zollo) March 4, 2018
What a grotesque gathering, a bunch of out of touch liberal elites lecturing us on the world they don’t live in. Couldn’t pay me to watch.
Think of this picture when the HollyWeirdos start spewing their gun (non)sense BS at the Oscars tonight. The LAPD has 500+ heavily armed personnel guarding them.— Neddardus Starkus 🇺🇸 (@N4LRB4me) March 4, 2018
But no... We The People are not important enough to warrant allowing us to protect ourselves. 😠 pic.twitter.com/Acie5tfXyY
Hollywood surrounded by highly Armed security guards— Lori (@_L_o_r_i_) March 4, 2018
Elites do as we say Not as we do
Dictators Prefer Unarmed Citizens
The pins come from Everytown for Gun Safety, the progressive anti-gun group.
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