Ruth Negga is the First to make a Political Statement with her Oscar Look

Apart from contemplating who was going to win the Oscars, it is equally important to speculate who is wearing what and by whom. Like every year, the 89th Academy awards, too, were all about the fresh-off designer’s runway gowns and suits. Before the show was going to go live, the celebrities fashion choices were trending on twitter. Among the Hollywood elite, the most prestigious award show tends to inspire big fashion gestures.

The red carpet provides an opportunity for celebrities to not only flaunt the latest fashion trends, but also their political beliefs.  One of the highlights from the 89th Oscar awards  was the gorgeous actress Ruth Negga who was nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for the movie Loving. The actress who walked the red carpet wearing a stunning custom made red Valentino gown made a strong political statement. The 35-year-old stunner  decided to make her marvellous look standout by pinning a light blue ribbon to her dress. By pinning a light blue ribbon the actress decided to show support to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU,) a non-profit organisation that supports the rights of all citizens regardless of race, origin, gender, religion or sexual orientation. Ever since Donald Trump has made changes in the policies affecting the rights of citizens, the ACLU has decided to reach out to those who need support. In a recent interview, when the actress was asked to give her opinion on actors making a bold political statement since the election of the president Donald Trump, she said, “Actors are human beings with opinions and they have as much right to an equal voice as someone else, so I don't see what the problem is, really. You're speaking your truth; it's very important to speak your truth”.

-    Akhila kakarala
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