Have you ever felt strongly enough about a cause to exercise your 1st Amendment right to protest about it?
Well you are not alone—there are celebrity protesters who feel the same and are willing to get their hands dirty, putting their money where their mouth is.
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First Leonardo DiCaprio dis-invested in fossil fuels, and then Quentin Tarantino flew in to New York City to join the crowds that were protesting for three days in the streets peacefully.
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The march on October 24, called "RiseUpOctober" happened in Washington Square Park, and was in protest against police brutality. A New York City police officer's union called for a boycott of Tarantino's films, but it doesn't appear to have garnered much support—half a dozen officers told UK newspaper The Guardian that the Pulp Fiction director could march where and when he liked and they could watch what they liked!
Angry Passenger Strips Naked In Airport Protest!
From John Lennon refusing to get out of bed to Jane Fonda's Vietnam war protests, famous people can be spotted in many movements, its nothing new. Just check below to see other celebrities standing up for what they believe in.
Just what are these celebs protesting about?
Clooney has been arrested for his protests of human rights abuses in the Sudan. When protesting outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington DC, he was handcuffed and taken to the police van for a ride.
Sean Penn has been on a few anti-war protests, some even taking him as far as Cairo, Egypt in 2011.
Protested online for #BlackoutBlackFriday, focusing on human rights and police brutality, when a white cop wasn’t indicted for killing an 18-year-old African American boy.
Russell Brand has been on a few marches on the streets of London on anti-austerity protests.
Martin Sheen—The guy has been arrested 66 times for protests, such as the time in 2007 when he was arrested with 38 other activists for trespassing at the Nevada Test Site.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been protesting fossil fuel, speaking about climate change to the United Nations, even. He has been divesting his money from fossil fuels for some time.
Kobe Bryant, along with other basketball players such as LeBron James, and the people of New York City protested against the decision not to indict a police officer who had killed a black man in a chokehold, while the man pleaded that he could not breathe.
Jay Leno protested outside a hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei because of Sharia (law) being implemented in Brunei.
Keira Knightley goes topless, unedited, in September 2014 issue of Interview magazine to protest photomunipulation of women in the industry. She said “I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame . . . Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.”
A feminist who has talked at the UN in regardless to a campaign she is supporting called HeForShe. It’s a movement for gender equality.
Michael J. Fox
Mr. Fox has been an advocate and huge support for stem-cell research as his suffering of Parkinson’s Disease has spurred him to hunt for a cure for all those that also are affected by this disease.
She has a camp for kids called Camp Mariah that was founded in 1994. It’s a 3 week retreat for kids to learn new things and get interested in future career paths.
The rapper is involved with a campaign against childhood obesity, which is sponsored by Glaceau. If you don’t know about Glaceau, it’s the same company that 50 owns part of that sells water.
Angelina has been a UNHCR special envoy, and is an advocate for refuges around the world. She supports countless charities and foundations, some including the Afghanistan Relief Organization, Human Rights Watch and ONE Campaign