Have you also wondered why celebrities like Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bill Nighy and Dolly de Leon wore blue ribbons on their red carpet dresses? We tell you why. With the tapes, the artists wanted to show solidarity with the victims and survivors of the refugee crisis. It is reported that more than 100 million people will be displaced in 2022 alone.
Blue Ribbons at the 2023 Academy Awards
“When I met refugees – in Lebanon, Jordan, Bangladesh, the UK, or at home in Australia – I understood not how ‘different’ they are, but how much we have in common.” Cate Blanchett said this in a statement before the award ceremony. Actor Bill Nighy said he wore his tape at Blanchett’s request. He added, “One hundred and twenty million displaced people and children are in dire need. I don’t think this is political. That way we let them know we’re thinking of them.”
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The blue ribbon worn by several stars is accompanied by the hashtag # With refugeesIt wasn’t the only way to celebrate the power of refugees. In a moving acceptance speech after receiving the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in… Everything everywhere at onceActor Ke Huy Quan said: “I started my journey on a boat.” He continued talking about his family history. After a flight from Vietnam, they end up in a refugee camp in Hong Kong. In 1979 he immigrated to the United States. He thanked his mother and brother for their part in his success.
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