As House Democrats embarked on the 11th hour of their sit-in over gun legislation, members of the Hollywood community expressed their support on social media.
The sit-in began Wednesday morning as the Democrats took to the House floor demanding a vote on universal background checks and sale bans for those on the suspected terrorist list. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan instead called a recess, leading to all House cameras and microphones being shut off.
“Captain America: Civil War” star Chris Evans echoed the sentiments expressed by House Democrats currently protesting.
I'm proud of this sit-in. We need common sense gun reform. And to be clear, NO ONE IS TAKING AWAY GUNS! Just looking for COMMON SENSE reform
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 22, 2016
Brandon Routh, who played the titular character in “Superman Returns,” echoed Evans’ sentiments, saying “I stand with Cap!”
— Brandon Routh (@BrandonJRouth) June 22, 2016
Heather Matarazzo, who starred in “The Princess Diaries” called the sit-in a “revolution.”
— Heather Matarazzo (@HeatherMatarazz) June 23, 2016
Even Kim Kardashian West urged her followers to text Congress and demand that they vote on gun control — and claiming the powers that be had gone “on vacation.”
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 22, 2016
Although “Clueless” star and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash took to Twitter and Instagram to ridicule the sit-in, several others — including Laverne Cox, Elizabeth Banks, “The Office” star Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, and Judd Apatow — tweeted otherwise.
#nobillnobreak Keep sitting. It's all you've been doing anyway. Nice to see your strategy of inaction. Did you coordinate your political tactics with the Shia in Baghdad? #RNC #makeamericagreatagain #foxnews #GOP #katyperry #justinbieber #taylorswift #barackobama #rihanna #ladygaga #kimkardashian #brk #oprah #kevinhart4real #billgates #nytimes #globaltimesnews #cnn
Read their tweets below:
What an incredible moment in history watching our reps sit-in for our rights! #NoBillNoBreak
— Laura Dern (@LauraDern) June 22, 2016
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) June 22, 2016
NOW: Dozens of House champs stage historic sit-in on House floor to demand a vote on gun safety. text DEMAND ACTION to 644-33 to support
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) June 22, 2016
— zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) June 23, 2016
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) June 22, 2016
— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) June 22, 2016
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 22, 2016
— Elizabeth Perkins (@Elizbethperkins) June 23, 2016
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) June 23, 2016
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) June 23, 2016