Stars support Women's March rallies as Trump tells women to 'celebrate'
As people take to the streets in hundreds of cities for the second annual Women’s March, celebrities are showing support on social media.
Alyssa Milano, who is set to deliver a speech in Atlanta for Georgia’s Power to the Polls initiative, drew attention to President Donald Trump’s policies and the government shutdown over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation.
“.@realDonaldTrump You didn’t need to do this. But you did. So today… I march for the dreamers you didn’t protect. And the children you left vulnerable. #WhyIMarch #TrumpShutdown #PowerToThePolls #WomensMarch,” wrote Milano, who propelled the #MeToo movement on social media in October.
Hours later, President Trump tweeted about the Women’s March, which was organized last year to protest his inauguration. “Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March,” he wrote. “Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!”
Meanwhile, women wearing Handmaid’s Tale costumes protested outside the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, according to CNN reporter Elizabeth Landers. As the government shutdown loomed on Friday, CNN reported that the president canceled a trip to Mar-a-Lago, where a party will be thrown Saturday night to commemorate his first year of office.
“Let’s do this!!! ??????” tweeted Eva Longoria, including a poster for the Los Angeles Women’s March, where Longoria planned to appear alongside Natalie Portman, Connie Britton, Viola Davis, Allison Janney, and Mila Kunis.
“This weekend find a Women’s March near you or start one. Feel the power and unity of peaceful protest, and then get to the polls!” penned Britton.
Asia Argento — one of 50-plus women who have accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault or harrasment (Weinstein has publicly denied non-consensual sex allegations)— is standing up for women’s rights at the Women’s March in Rome. The Italian actress responded to a tweet from local organizers, writing, “Thank you for amplifying our voices #WomensMarch2018 #RomeRising @RomeWomen.”
“One year ago today. My friend’s kids made the posters behind me, which still ring true today. This morning I march for the history of my mothers. I march for the future of my daughter. #WomensMarch2018,” tweeted Amber Tamblyn a photo of her baby bump. Following her claim that actor James Woods tried to “pick me and my friend up” when she was 16, Tamblyn in September wrote a powerful op-ed for The New York Times about the culture that tries to dismiss assault and harassment accusers as liars.
Read below for more messages of support for the second Women’s March.