The Emmys got off to a very political start, right on the red carpet. Padma Lakshmi, Elizabeth Moss and more stars sported blue ribbons on their glamorous outfits to speak out in protest against injustice. Keep reading to learn exactly what their blue ribbons are all about.
Padma Lakshmi, Elizabeth Moss and more stars proudly walked the Emmys red carpet with blue ribbons pinned to their tops and gowns to demonstrate their support for the ACLU -the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU is an organization that defends the rights of citizens across the country including transgenders, whose rights have been under assault, even from the president of the United States.
The blue ribbons on the red carpet were only the beginning of the many political statements in the 2017 Emmy Awards show. The show honoring and celebrating the best of television, hosted by the hilarious Stephen Colbert, began with the gorgeous Julia Louis-Dreyfus making fun of president Trump. Stephen went on to start the show with a monologue that continued to roast the president who has been under fire for questionable tweets which may be seen as an attack on civil liberties.
Star of Orphan Black, Tatiana Maslany also rocked her blue ribbon at the Emmys for her own noble reasons. Tatiana endorses the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation which has also had a challenging year facing many issues dealing with gays in the military clashing with the administration. It is nice to see the brightest stars in Hollywood using their voices for patriotic causes. As the Emmys kick off award season, many more celebs will certainly be joining in solidarity with more blue ribbons on the red carpet. Keep an eye out!
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