Millie Bobby Brown Wore the Names of the Parkland Victims on Her Back at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Posted on March 26, 2018

You did that, Miss Millie. YOU. DID. THAT.

 

And look, we’re not here to elevate one moment of relatively safe celebrity protest over the kinds of hard, sometimes dangerous, and frequently humiliating work that political activists undertake. But if showing up on a red carpet with the names of gun victims on your back was a simple thing to do or an easy thing to do, we’d see more celebrities do it. And while we think the red carpet is a very limited venue in which to mount a political protest or send a message, the KCAs may be one of the better places to do it, since the entire evening is so free-wheeling and energetic – nothing like the grownup celebrity awards ceremonies. The KCAs red carpet is literally the only celebrity awards red carpet where fashion doesn’t matter at all, which may be partially why she and the folks at Calvin Klein felt free enough to do this. But really, what makes this so appropriate and so poignant is that this is a show for kids, by kids, and about kids; happening concurrent with the largest and most successful kid-centered political protest in the history of the United States. She didn’t have to take this moment to honor dead kids and we don’t think she’ll suffer the slightest bit of blowback because of it, but it’s still an honorable and impressive thing for her to do.

 

 

 

Style Credits:
Custom Calvin Klein Denim Contrast Button-Down Shirt and Tapered High-Rise Jeans from the Spring 2018 Collection

Styled by Thomas Carter Phillips

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, urbanoutfitters.com, Courtesy of Nickelodeon]

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