Zoe Saldana & Nina Dobrev Stress Sexual Consent In New “It’s On Us” PSA (VIDEO)
Nina Dobrev, Josh Hutcherson, and Zoe Saldana are the latest celebrities to do a PSA for President Obama’s “It’s On Us” initiative, which was announced in September 2014 to both raise awareness of and put a stop to sexual assault in colleges. In the new video titled “One Thing,” which features other stars as well, the theme is “consent.” Watch the “It’s On Us: One Thing” video below.
The PSA begins with Saldana saying, “There’s one thing you can never have sex without,” to which Matt McGorry notes, “It’s not something you buy,” “or something you take,” adds Minka Kelly. “In fact, there’s only one way to get it,” continues Jesse Metcalfe. Haim expresses, “It has to be given to you, freely.” John Cho says, “It’s consent.” “Because sex without it,” cautions Dobrev, “isn’t sex,” stresses Jessica Szohr. “It’s rape,” Josh Hutcherson says pointblank. Saldana concludes the PSA reminding everyone, “If you don’t get, you don’t get it.”
Since the campaign began, a number of other stars, including Jon Hamm, Kerry Washington, and Lance Bass, have made their own “It’s On Us” videos to spread the message and have students take the initiative’s pledge to “keep women and men safe from sexual assault” and “promise not to be a bystander to the problem.”
Check out the new “It’s On Us: One Thing” video below, and share your thoughts on the PSA.