Here's why stars are wearing blue ribbons on the Oscars red carpet

Ruth Negga OscarsGetty ImagesRuth Negga wears a blue ribbon, in solidarity with the ACLU, on the Oscars red carpet.

The INSIDER Summary

• Stars have been spotted on the Oscar red carpet wearing blue ribbons.
• The blue ribbons are to support the ACLU, the American Civil Liberties’ Union.
• Oscar nominees Ruth Negga and Lin Manuel Miranda are among the stars sporting the ribbons.


While Oscar speeches are expected to be political tonight, it turns out even the fashion will be, too.

If you were watching the Oscars red carpet, you might have noticed some stars wearing blue ribbons.

“Loving” star Ruth Negga was spotting one:

Stylist Karla Welch first posted about it on her Instagram:

 But it wasn’t just Negga. You could also see one on Karlie Kloss:

Lin-Manuel Miranda, nominated for “Moana,” and his mother wore them as well:

It was more than just a fashion statement. According to PEOPLE, stars wore them to show solidarity with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

They are part of the organisation’s latest initiative called “Stand with ACLU.” Stars are encouraged to wear the ribbon to show support “for the rights and civil liberties guaranteed by the Constitution to everyone in the United States,” the statement reads.” The ACLU has made headlines in recent months for its fight against many of President Trump’s policies.

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