Oscar attendees will be wearing orange American flag pins to award ceremony: Here’s why

Oscar attendees will be wearing orange American flag pins to award ceremony: Here’s why

Tonight, ABC will broadcast the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, an event that used to celebrate excellence in motion pictures but has long since metamorphosed into a chance for overpaid, low-information Hollywood liberals to protest the social injustice du jour.

The event wouldn’t be complete without some symbol of the struggle — nothing too  ostentatious, mind you. After all, the women in attendance will be wearing original designer creations and wouldn’t want something too garish to spoil their walk down the red carpet.

This year, the objet de guerre will be a small and therefore inoffensive American flag in which the stars and stripes — ordinarily blue and red — will be orange. The meaning? New York magazine’s “The Cut” tells all:

In the same spirit as the Time’s Up pins that appeared at this year’s Golden Globes, People reports that some celebrities will be attending the Academy Awards with an orange anti-gun violence pin from Everytown for Gun Safety accessorizing their outfits. While the Wear Orange pin itself is not new (you can buy one of your very own on the organization’s website), the decision to sport them on Sunday is a gesture of support for the burgeoning sea change around gun control after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month.

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Golden Globe attendees also wore all-black ensembles in solidarity with victims of sexual assault and harassment, but there’s no word so far on whether a uniform of some sort will be deployed at the Oscars.

As for the orange pin, The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro asks a trenchant question:

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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