Celebs Are Protesting Outside Trump Tower & Deleting Twitter to Fight White Supremacy
As more and more politicians and celebrities speak out following last weekend's events in Charlottesville, Virginia, things only seem to be getting more and more heated.
Following a Tuesday night production of his Broadway play The Terms of My Surrender, Michael Moore led a celeb-heavy protest at New York City's Trump Tower, where Mark Ruffalo co-hosted, Olivia Wilde and Zoe Kazan led chants, and audience members from the play were encouraged to participate alongside Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman and Marisa Tomei.
"It's a little field trip!" Ruffalo told ticket holders before some 200 of them were piled into double-decker buses for the drive to Trump Tower.
The rally called for Donald Trump's arrest and also honored Heather Heyer, the woman killed at the white supremacist "alt-right" rally in Charlottesville.
"We're here today to commemorate a life of an American that was killed by a Nazi on American soil," Ruffalo said. "Let's say her name so Donald Trump can hear what's happened here — he's allowed these people, he's allowed fascism, he's allowed the KKK, he's allowed Nazis to show their ugly face, and we're here to remind him there's a cost for that. Americans have died because of that. Say her name: Heather Heyer!"
Meanwhile, Solange Knowles was also making her voice heard — by going silent. She deleted her Twitter account this week, but not before posting about support for Takiyah Thompson, a college student charged with multiple felonies for tearing down a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina.
"[W]hen we gonna pull up ? & what we got to do to get my new hero Takiyah Thompson free?" Knowles wrote.
After deleting her Twitter account, she took to Instagram to share some more thoughts with her followers there.
"[B]een trying to practice self preservation during this time and not give racist ugly ass fuck bois who reek of citronella my energy so I can preserve my spirit to perform this album," she wrote. "Fuck white supremacist[s], fuck nazis, fuck your stale ass bland ass monuments."