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Emmy Awards Blue Ribbons Show Support for ACLU

Emmy Awards Blue Ribbons Show Support for ACLU

Riz Ahmed poses with the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for "The Night Of." (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

By    |   Monday, 18 September 2017 09:18 AM

At the Emmy Awards Sunday, little blue ribbons worn by many of the attendees including stars were in support of the American Civil Liberties Union.

A similar gesture was done on behalf of the ACLU during the Academy Awards earlier this year, E! News noted. The blue ribbons stood out on stars like Riz Ahmed, Padma Lakshimi, Kumail Nanjiani, and Judith Light.

Oscar nominee Ruth Negga, and Tony Award-winning "Hamilton" star Lin-Manuel Miranda were spotted wearing the ribbons as well, The Hollywood Reporter noted. The publication said Academy Award-winning actor Casey Affleck wore one at Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards.

USA Today added Mandy Patinkin, Kathryn Hahn, Emily V. Gordon, and Matt Walsh to the list of Emmy ACLU blue ribbons wearers as well.

"We have been incredibly heartened by the outpouring of support for the ACLU from the entertainment community at large as we band together to protect and defend the rights and civil liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution for everyone in this country," Michele Moore, ACLU chief communications officer, in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Founded in 1920, the ACLU has supported litigants in the courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States, according to its website.

The ACLU has drawn the ire of conservatives because of its alleged liberal positions on a host of issues that include gun registries, immigration policies, faith issues, birth control, and LGBT issues, according to Quora.com.

The politically conscious Hollywood fashion statement appeared not to win over many on social media.

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