The last few years have been big on social and political movements. After years of frustration, people have finally had enough and they are fighting back. There has been an influx of rallies and protests with the aim to make a change.
Something that you may have noticed is that a lot of the celebrities that we know and love tend to stay silent on some of the bigger social and political issues. They do this in order to protect their career, as staying mutual on matters means that they will not alienate some of their fans.
If celebrities come out and support controversial movements, they could also stop themselves from getting work in the future, so many simply do not bother. However, there are some celebrities out there that are more than happy to voice their opinions on social matters and some of the movements that your favorite celebrities support may shock you. Here are movements surprisingly supported by your favorite celebrities.
Britney Spears- Dreamer
During the Trump administration, one of the most controversial pieces of legislation that he tried to put in place was the ‘build wall’ legislation. He stated that one of the biggest issues that America was facing was illegal immigration and he believed the source of the problem was Mexico.
For Trump, the best way he could think of dealing with it was by building a giant wall that would help America patrol the border.
This legislation had a lot of mixed responses. For one, people couldn’t see how America could fund the venture, as building a wall of that magnitude would be very expensive and they were already dealing with an economic crisis.
Some people believed that the wall was a fantastic idea and it would help to tackle the problem that the country has been having with immigration.
There were some people who were not interested in the economic side of the wall and they were instead concerned about how this would affect future migration to the country, as well as the position of immigrants already living in America.
Britney Spears in particular was concerned with the rights of the immigrants coming to America and she was very vocal about her concerns on social media. Britney stated that America is the land of freedom and it was built by immigration, so why should they decide to stop immigration now? Britney was a part of a group of celebrities that wanted to focus on the American dream and how important it was for the development of America to open its arms to hard-working immigrants, no matter where they come from.
Fans have continued to support Britney in her fight against the wall and she has even managed to recruit several other celebrities to help her cause and spread the word to others.
Dolly Parton- BLM
Dolly Parton is loved all over the world. She is one of those celebrities that has never done anything wrong and she continues to release fantastic music to the world.
Dolly has a number of charities that cover a wide spectrum of topics. You probably know her best for her reading initiative, where she send one free book a month to children that sign up for the scheme. Dolly is really focused on equality and ensuring that everyone gets an equal opportunity to have an education and pursue a career that they are passionate about.
With all of Dolly’s beliefs and good deeds, there is no wonder why Dolly feels so strongly about the BLM movement. If you are someone that lives in the states, then you are likely more than familiar with the black lives matter movement. This movement was brought to life after the unfair murder of a black citizen by a white police officer. The black community decided they were sick of being afraid of the people that were supposed to protect them and they demanded justice.
A lot of riots ensued as a result of the racial tensions, which left a lot of celebrities under the spotlight of where they stood. Dolly was one of the first celebrities to make it clear that she supported the BLM and was willing to offer any assistance to those who need it.
Khloe Kardashian- Fur
A movement that has become really popular among celebrities is ditching fur in favor of fake fur. Khloe Kardashian was one of the first celebrities that encouraged this transition and in the early 2000s, she did a campaign where she stated that she would rather be naked than wear fur.
The fashion industry makes up a large portion of the people that hunt and kill animals for their fur and many companies have been attributed with the dwindling number of some species. This is a cause that definitely deserves support and we are happy that Khloe is able to support this cause.