Hollywood stars teamed up for the Wear Orange event in order to “honor survivors of gun violence” on National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
As one of these stars, the recipient of numerous acting awards, Julianne Moore went to her verified Instagram account and released a photo of herself wearing an orange t-shirt bearing “End Gun Violence.” Alongside the selfie, Moore added a note that reads:
“I wear orange for the women I have met who have suffered such enormous loss and yet continue to do the work to keep all of us and our families safer. I am moved by your stories and I proud to work alongside you.”
Moore was not the only actor who supported the campaign; ‘Emily in Paris’ star Lily Collins also went to her verified Instagram account with a similar selfie and revealed why so important to end gun violence. In the caption section, Collins wrote:
“Every day, more than 100 Americans are killed by guns and hundreds more are injured. Today on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, I Wear Orange to call for an end to the unnecessary pain and suffering gun violence has inflicted upon families and communities across the country…”
Collins also introduced the organization which was established in honor of Hadiya Pendleton to her fans and followers, with the following words:
“Wear Orange originated in 2015 to honor the life of Hadiya Pendleton, a high school student who was killed on a playground in Chicago. Her friends decided to commemorate her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others.”
It is expected that many Hollywood stars will support the non-profit organization.