So Many Celebs Are Attending the Women’s March on Washington
We’re 10 days away from the 45th Inauguration of the President, and the day after will be the Women’s March on Washington — and you won’t believe how many celebs are planning on going.
Yeah, we get it. We know how annoying it can be when celebs take on the role of a social justice warrior, when in actuality, celebs are some of the most privileged group of people in the world. It’s easy to think that they’re only protesting to look “woke” or doing it for their careers.
But in the case of the Women’s March on Washington, it’s actually really fucking cool that so many celebs are hopping on board and supporting women. They could face a lot backlash from fans for choosing to protest, and considering that the celebs and their careers depend on people liking them, it’s a huge risk that they are taking.
It’s not just a win for the celebs, though. Their fans will hear about it, and in the case of this rare protest, every voice counts.
There are not protests at every inauguration. This inauguration will be welcoming in an administration that has very strong anti-women views, as well as anti-pretty-much-every-thing-that’s-not-a-white-man views.
The Women’s March on Washington is meant to “send a message to all levels of government that we stand together in solidarity and we expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, their families and their communities,” according to its website.
More than 100,000 women are expected to attend the march on Jan. 21, and alongside them will be Zendaya, Amy Schumer, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Cher and many more according to EW.
Here are a few of the celebs that have announced that they are going also: Uzo Aduba, Cristela Alonzo, Patricia Arquette, Danielle Brooks, Lea DeLaria, Diane Guerrero, Danai Gurira, Margo Jefferson, Angelique Kidjo, Padma Lakshmi, Shantell Martin, Debra Messing, Frances McDormand, Julianne Moore, Hari Nef, Monica Raymond, Yara Shahidi, Alia Sherif, Kara Walker, Olivia Wilde, and Constance Wu said EW.
— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) January 7, 2017
Where are you going to march? Matt and I will be marching in DC! -k https://t.co/kDPybnEhUT
— MATT and KIM (@mattandkim) January 8, 2017
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) January 5, 2017
Attending @womensmarch in DC as I won’t sit quietly in the face of backward, dangerous speech & behaviour. We must progress, not regress.
— KT Tunstall (@KTTunstall) January 8, 2017
Two weeks from today! I’ll be there! Join me and hundreds of thousands of others. We must put Trump on notice. Obstruct. Resist. Disrupt. https://t.co/DVVfAW4KZd
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 8, 2017
Can’t make it to DC? Don’t worry! Over 150 cities around the world will hold their own sister marches, and the list of them can be found here.
See ya there!