What’s the Secret Meaning Behind Hollywood Celebrities’ Red Pins at the Oscars?

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The 2024 Oscars happened last night, and like always, the red carpet was full of famous people looking their best! It’s a big night for Hollywood.

But some people noticed something interesting. Many celebrities wore a special pin. Let’s find out more.

At the Oscars, singer Billie Eilish and her brother, producer Finneas, along with actors like Mark Ruffalo, Ava DuVernay, Ramy Youssef, and Quannah Chasinghorse, all had this pin on their clothes. Even actor Mahershala Ali, who didn’t walk the red carpet, wore the pin when he went on stage to talk about the nominees.

These celebrities didn’t work on the same project, so people wondered what the pin meant. It’s a red pin with a small black heart and a hand outline around it.

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Many wondered what the pin meant. The artists wore them to show support for a ceasefire in Israel’s war on Gaza. The war has caused a lot of deaths, with over 30,000 reported since October 7th. Many of those who died were children, as almost half of Gaza’s people are kids under 18.

People are calling for a ceasefire more than ever as the killing of Palestinian civilians continues for six months. Hollywood artists and others are also joining the call for peace. Over 400 celebrities joined the Artists4Ceasefire campaign. They wrote a letter in October asking President Joe Biden and the US Congress to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and Israel.

But unlike the pins worn by almost every celebrity at the 2018 Oscars for movements like Time’s Up, only a few celebrities wore pins for a ceasefire at the 2024 Oscars. At this year’s Grammy Awards, only Boygenius and Annie Lennox wore similar pins, with Lennox asking for a ceasefire on stage.


Actors Milo Machado-Graner and Swann Arlaud, from the film Anatomy of a Fall, were spotted wearing pins with the Palestinian flag on the red carpet.

Comedian and actor Ramy Youssef, who acted in ‘Poor Things’ with Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo, shared his frustrations about the slow progress in calling for a ceasefire and ending the war in Gaza.

“There’s no other option,” Youssef said in an interview, referring to the call for a ceasefire. “It’s taking so long… That’s why we’re all encouraging everyone to speak up.”

Other stars who signed the Artists4Ceasefire letter included Cate Blanchett, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Bradley Cooper, and America Ferrera.

Now we know why some artists wore those pins. Share this with others so they can understand why some celebrities wore them!