Our Oscar 2017 winners
Ruth Negga wore a striking blue ribbon contrasted on her red dress in support of the American Civil Liberties Union, who have spoken out against Trump’s travel ban, Emma Stone and Dakota Johnson wore gold badges to beam their support of Planned Parenthood across the globe and Ava DuVarney chose to wear a gown by a designer from a majority Muslim country.
As for all the brilliant politically charged speeches and quotes, check out some of the best here, but it’s the actions of Emma and Ava et al that have touched us the most.
Maybe it’s because actions sometimes speak louder than words, something we feel particularly strong about right now, as, closer to home, our very own Illamasqua is in the midst of taking it’s own stand right now by asking Trump supporters NOT to buy its products.
Julian Kynaston, founder of Illamasqua, said “We refuse to remain silent while extreme right-wing populism gains momentum wherever it is happening…we will never knowingly sell our products to people who support President Trump’s values.
“It’s up to everyone to make a stand. From Ruth Negga making a subtle statement, to Joe Bloggs protesting in their local city and consumers making informed choices about which brands they buy, nobody is small or insignificant, and together we can make a difference.”