Alyssa Milano, Billy Eichner, Seth MacFarlane and Debra Messing among those stars firing back at NRA.
Students who survived the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have been putting pressure on big corporations to sever ties with the National Rifle Association, and celebrities are following suit.
"#BoycottNRA" began trending on Twitter overnight Thursday into Friday, with many people tagging specific companies associated with the gun lobby. As of Friday afternoon, the social media movement had inspired several companies to cut ties with the association, including Best Western and Wyndham Hotels, Symantec security software, home security company Simplisafe, Enterprise Holdings, Inc. -- which owns Enterprise, Alamo and National Car Rental -- and First National Bank of Omaha. As of now, Amazon, FedEx, Avis and Hertz still have deals with the NRA.
Celebrities including Alyssa Milano, Billy Eichner, Debra Messing, Mark Hamill, Seth MacFarlane, Chaz Bono, and others in the entertainment industry -- including writers, directors, comedians and producers -- have hopped on board the #BoycottNRA bandwagon. See their pleas in the tweets below.
I wonder how much the NRA paid him for this tweet. https://t.co/mFFWVIqGvb— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 23, 2018
Please tweet and RT!!!!👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/6XZhvuJydV— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) February 23, 2018
In the name of Avis, well done https://t.co/S1FiDf0Zxq— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 23, 2018
We failed the children who died in Columbine. We failed the 6 & 7 year olds slaughtered in Sandy Hook. We failed every child who‘s died on the streets of our cities every single day. It’s time to stop failing. It ends here. It ends now. U will make changes or u will be voted out.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 23, 2018
As a CA gun owner I’m disgusting by this obscene propaganda by the #NRA and spokesperson @DLoesch. The #NRA has 1 goal, to help manufacturers sell as many guns as humanly possible, no matter how many politicians they have to buy or Americans have to die! #NeverAgain #VoteThemOut https://t.co/YmgVP8kItZ— Chaz Bono (@ChazBono) February 23, 2018
Every dollar any company discounts to the @NRA is another dollar they can use to buy @GOP politicians to do their bidding, and thereby promote gun sales, which is their true aim. It’s blood money.— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) February 23, 2018
That’s why it’s so important to keep pressuring these companies to #BoycottNRA.
Pocket-book protests making a difference. https://t.co/nZXG3yqtVt— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) February 23, 2018
Look at this. Look how sad it is. He took $3.3 million from the @NRA and has to parrot defensive arguments like this about the weapon of choice for child murdering. You think I give a shit about the minutiae of the firing rates of various child-killing weapons? https://t.co/l7GYyMNYW4— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) February 23, 2018
Boycott the NRA. #BoycottNRA— snddoɥ ʞɹɐɯ (@markhoppus) February 23, 2018
The NRA sells guns to Americans, then when those guns get used for the purpose for which they were designed, the NRA sells Americans ways to fortify against the effects of those guns. Quite a racket they have going.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 23, 2018
And their biggest pitchman is sitting in the White House.
Let’s get this done. Stop the NRA from buying our politicians and intentionally keeping us from protecting our children. #BoycottNRA— Kendrick Sampson (@kendrick38) February 23, 2018
I applaud our nation's car rental companies for having the courage to stand up where our politicians will not.— Richard Jeter (@MilesToGo13) February 23, 2018
The shit I have to type in 2018. #BoycottNRA
The NRA is a bigger threat to America than ISIS.— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) February 23, 2018
Of course even the GOP knows this because at this point it's undeniable common sense... but, you know, $$$.
Trump: “Some of the strongest advocates of what I’m saying are some of the strongest advocates for the Second Amendment.” My wild guess is that this means nothing will get past his desk that doesn’t have NRA buy-in.b #CPAC2018— ana marie cox (@anamariecox) February 23, 2018
Again: the NRA supports “strengthening,” opposes “expanding.” https://t.co/hwieGxJm8w— ana marie cox (@anamariecox) February 23, 2018
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I’m ok with gun ownership.— andy lassner (@andylassner) February 23, 2018
I don’t want law abiding citizens to not have their guns.
But please stop with the whole having guns is a “God given right” thing.
No scripture talks about guns.