Celebrities Wear Orange For National Gun Violence Awareness Day (PHOTOS)
Celebrities are wearing orange in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day to remember the victims killed by guns on a daily basis and help put an end to gun violence. See photos below.
The Wear Orange campaign was launched in 2013 by teenagers from the south side of Chicago after their 15-year-old classmate was shot and killed. The color orange is used to represent the hue hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves. The teens’ show of support has since turned into a nationwide movement to help save lives.
Millions of Americans across the country, as well as politicians, local leaders, and stars are participating in the event. More than 100 organizations, including Everytown for Gun Safety, the Brady Campaign, and Moms Demand Action have partnered with Wear Orange to hold various marches and functions in numerous cities.
Prior to its commencement, President Obama implored citizens to “Speak out against gun violence – #WearOrange tomorrow.” Brooke Shields posted a photo of herself wearing an orange shirt using the trending hashtag “#WearOrange.” And rocking an orange beanie, Julianne Moore wrote, “On my way to work this morning. #WearOrange”
Ron Howard tweeted, “Think, talk, write your lawmakers, vote & yes #WearOrange Effective #gunsafety is a must.” Tommy Chong put his own unique spin on supporting the cause, noting, “Just had an orange for breakfast. #WearOrange.”
Amy Schumer reminded her fans, “Please remember to #wearorange to promote gun safety.” In addition, Spike Lee helped light the Empire State Building orange on Wednesday. See photos below of celebrities wearing orange to support National Gun Violence Awareness Day.