Tons of Hollywood A-listers showed up to the Oscars on Sunday night to protest against guns by wearing an orange colored American flag pin on their multi-thousand dollar designer dresses and tuxes. However, what they didn’t call attention to was the fact that over 500 armed police officers along with hundreds of armed private bodyguards were on the scene to protect the Hollywood stars.
Freedom Daily reported that this is one of the most blatant showings of hypocrisy by members of the Hollywood elite yet. These stars have made millions of dollars in an industry to that glamorizes and promotes violence, yet they want to strip other Americans of their Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Variety reported that 500 armed officers were on the scene, many of them working overtime, just to protect the celebrities. The city of Los Angeles bills the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for security, street closures, and other expenses related to the Oscars, and this year the cost was $340,000, up from $300,000 for the last several years.
Twitter users have eviscerated Hollywood stars for their hypocrisy over the issue of guns:
I would imagine that there will be a lot said about gun control at the Oscars tonight
How about they start their gun control by removing all event and private security from the site, disarm the private body guards and leave the “elite” to handle the streets of LA on their own,
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) March 4, 2018
I challenge those in attendance to the Oscars who plan to speak on gun control to get rid of their armed security details. If you want us to get rid of our guns, you can’t be protected by them.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 4, 2018
Can’t wait to see all of the celebrities talk about gun control tonight as they accept awards for playing roles in violent movies with shooting scenes as they are all surrounded by 100 armed men in suits… aka their private security guards. #Oscars
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) March 4, 2018
Tonight we will be lectured about gun control from a group of people that have 24/7 armed guards #Oscars
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 4, 2018
You will hear plenty from celebrities at the #Oscars tonight about gun control and why people don't need guns.
Also, here is a photo of armed police officers at the Oscars putting up barricades to protect the very same celebrities that want you disarmed. pic.twitter.com/6bTNxA14i6
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) March 4, 2018
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