Many Stars Expected to Wear Michael Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun-Violence Pins at Oscars

Everytown for Gun Safety pin (Courtesy of Everytown.org)
Everytown for Gun Safety pin (Courtesy of Everytown.org)

Michael Bloomberg’s New York-based gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety has created an anti-gun-violence pin for celebrities to wear to the Oscars on Sunday, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

Since the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre that left 17 dead last month, thousands of young people have called upon the organization to support their efforts to advocate for more stringent gun-control laws and other public-safety issues.

According to one Hollywood stylist, the pins have been sent to The Wall Group and other key Hollywood agencies to dole out prior to the red carpet.

The pins will likely display #NeverAgain, the rallying slogan for the movement. Everytown for Gun Safety has not yet responded to THR‘s request for confirmation.

Time’s Up pins, which were first worn at the Golden Globes in January, are also expected to be worn on the red carpet in support of the legal defense fund that assists those fighting sexual harassment.

Earlier this week, Gucci announced that it would join Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw in contributing $500,000 to support the “March for Our Lives” anti-gun-violence rally to be held in Washington, D.C., on March 24.

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SOURCE: Ingrid Schmidt
The Hollywood Reporter