The move comes just 2 weeks after a school shooting in Parkland that killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a former student. But the 2018 Oscars will have orange pins with an American flag to bring attention to another vital movement besides #MeToo: anti-gun violence.
The pins were given out to major Hollywood agencies, with the hope that stars would wear them to the Oscars Sunday.
According to people.com, the "Wear Orange to Prevent Gun Violence" pins from the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety were being worn in an effort to raise awareness about gun safety. And following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Amal Clooney donated $500,000 to "March for Our Lives", a protest against gun violence organized by survivors of the school shooting.
Celebrities in attendance at the 90th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night showed up wearing a variety of different pins on their lapels in support of various causes.
Red carpet hosts will have ample opportunity to ask celebrities about more than their carefully-selected designer ensembles this year. Most prevalent were the Time's Up pins, first introduced at the Golden Globes, but there was a new one that viewers probably didn't recognize.
And at the Grammys and the BRIT Awards, some of the stars carried white roses or white rose pins.