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Oscars Red Carpet: 'The Big Short' Director Adam McKay, 'Trumbo's Bryan Cranston & Others To Honor Victims Of Gun Violence

Best Actor nominee Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Best Director nominee Adam McKay (The Big Short, also nominated for Best Picture) and Oscar presenter Steve Carell will be wearing #Enough bracelets on the red carpet Oscar Sunday to honor victims of gun violence, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The D.C.-based organization has joined with a number of celebrities to shed light on the human cost of gun violence. Each bracelet they will wear contains the hashtag along with the initials and age of a person taken by gun violence.

OscarGunViolenceSome of those honored on the bracelets are Alison Parker, the reporter and anchor in Roanoke, VA, who was gunned down while on camera last year; Alexander Teves, who was killed while protecting his girlfriend in the Aurora Theater shooting (along with 11 others including this reporter’s cousin Micayla Medek) in 2012; Akeal Christopher who died in New York after being shot in the back of the head on his way home from high school graduation party only days before his 15th birthday; Kenny Misher, a 39-year-old father, or 13-year-old Cayman Naib, who each committed suicide; and Tyesa Abney Cherry, who was only 16 when she died from a bullet to the head. Cherry was killed when she was coming out of a theater, struck by a random bullet fired by a 14-year-old who was fighting with another youth while waiting in line to see a movie.

  1. This article made me cry. I’m happy to see that these talented people are standing up for human beings and a human way of life. They’ll get their angel wings anyway.. I might just have to watch “the Oscars” again this year after all..

    1. You’re SOOOO right… After all, what’s the alternative to celebrities raising awareness and drawing attention to various issues/causes?! … Throwing money at the problems? Who the hell does that?!

      Damned if they do, damned if they don’t. Oh, and, you DO realize that these are celebrities – not politicians, lawmakers – the REAL people who should and not to mention are better suited AND equipped (not necessarily financially speaking) to be taking action, right?

      I’m actually quite curious what exactly you’d otherwise expect these individuals to do.

  2. Class acts all. How can anybody support Trump when he brags in international media that “[he] carr[ies]”? No matter what his position on any other issues that casual and irresponsible insensitivity disqualified him for me. I want to get a bracelet for Benny Wheeler a victim at Sandy Hook. Maybe they have one at the Ben’s Lighthouse website.

  3. How about you honor victims of gun violence by putting an end to the glamorization of guns and violence in the movies you make?

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