If you saw Hollywood celebrities wearing red pins at the Oscars – you need to know what it means

At the 2024 Oscars, celebrities made a statement beyond fashion by wearing red pins. Artists like Billie Eilish, Mark Ruffalo, Ava DuVernay, Ramy Youssef, and Mahershala Ali sported a circular red pin with a black heart and hand outline. The pins symbolized their support for a ceasefire in Israel’s ongoing conflict with Gaza, drawing attention to the humanitarian crisis with over 30,000 reported casualties, including many children.

This gesture echoed the Artists4Ceasefire campaign, where over 400 celebrities, including Cate Blanchett, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Bradley Cooper, and America Ferrera, united to call for an immediate end to the Gaza-Israel conflict. While not as widespread as previous movements like Time’s Up, these red pins conveyed a potent message. Ramy Youssef expressed frustration with the slow progress and emphasized the importance of vocal support: “There’s no other route. It’s taking so long… That’s what we’re all encouraging everyone to be vocal about.” This subtle yet powerful display at the Oscars underscored the urgency of global solidarity in addressing the ongoing crisis.