Celebrities are getting political on the red carpet at the Academy Awards today, with blue ribbons pinned onto their gowns and tuxedos at the Academy Awards.
Social media users were quick to start asking questions about what the ribbons signified, as stars including Lin-Manuel Miranda of “Hamilton” fame, actress Ruth Negga of the nominated film “Loving” and Barry Jenkins, the director of “Moonlight,” hit the red carpet with the ribbons.
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The ribbons are blue American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) symbols expressing support for the organization and its work.
Supermodel Karlie Kloss, who is dating the brother of Trump advisor Jared Kushner, was also wearing the ribbon.
The ACLU has been a major opponent of President Trump’s policies such as his executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. and his rollback of public school protections for transgender students.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in January on behalf of two men detained at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport who had been threatened with deportation following the executive order.