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Here’s a Guide to All the Political Pins Celebrities Wore to the Oscars


At this weekend’s Oscars, politics ended up being the most popular accessory. If you’re wondering what causes your favorite celebrities were repping, here are a few.



Lin Manuel Miranda (who got his tux “at San Marko in Yonkers, New York, where [he] got [his] prom tux in 1998”) and his mother (who is on the board of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund) were just two of the many celebrities sporting blue pins in honor of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Moonlight’s director, Barry Jenkins, wants everyone to know that the ACLU has your back.

Sustainable fashion

Emma Roberts and Lion’s Priyanka Bose both wore dresses from Red Carpet Green Dress campaign, dedicated to environmentally-conscious, sustainable fashion.

Jackie Chan’s pandas

If you noticed Jackie Chan walking the red carpet with two stuffed pandas, there was a good reason for those. He told Ryan Seacrest before the awards,

I’m the ambassador of [the] panda. After earthquake, they get hurt and I raise them. I have two pandas in China, my own. They go wherever I go. They meet all the famous people.

Chan has been taking the bears, one of whom is sporting a UNICEF pin, around the world with him, and plans to auction them off for charity.

The blue ampersand

Costume designer Colleen Atwood wore a blue ampersand showing solidarity with marginalized communities. According to GLAAD, the “ampersand is the symbol that unites us”

Emma Stone’s Planned Parenthood pin

Emma Stone’s subtle pin represents Planned Parenthood, and also looks to be the same one worn by the organization’s president, Cecile Richards, on The Daily Show recently.

As for Brie Larson, last year’s Best Actress winner, she’s showing support for just about everything.


(image via ACLU)

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Vivian Kane (she/her) is the Senior News Editor at The Mary Sue, where she's been writing about politics and entertainment (and all the ways in which the two overlap) since the dark days of late 2016. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she gets to put her MFA to use covering the local theatre scene. She is the co-owner of The Pitch, Kansas City’s alt news and culture magazine, alongside her husband, Brock Wilbur, with whom she also shares many cats.