23 Celebrities Who Go In The Slammer For Protesting
People are surprised to see some famous faces in the crowd among the people protesting peacefully. Like, celebrity famous. We've seen celebrities go from the red carpet to the front lines of protests to fight for social justice, which is definitely a huge surprise for many.
Celebrities have often been accused of being out of touch with reality. However, in recent years, we've seen more and more celebrities using their platform to speak out about social and political issues. Whether it's attending a protest, donating to a cause, or using their social media to raise awareness, celebrities are using their star power to make a difference.
Some celebrities even get arrested for protesting for their cause. In this blog post, we'll look at some of the most notable celebrities that go to the slammer for protesting.
#1 Alyssa Milano
#2 Cole Sprouse
Source: MEGACole Sprouse was arrested in June 2020 by a group of nonviolent demonstrators in Santa Monica. He was, however, humbled to not detract attention from the leaders of the #BLM movement.
#3 Lily Tomlin
Source: Matt Baron/ShutterstockIn December 2019, the actress was detained during a climate change demonstration in Washington, D.C., alongside her Grace & Frankie co-star Fonda. As officers took her away from the Capitol, the actress lifted her hands in joy.
#4 Jane Fonda
#5 Martin Sheen
Source: Jose Luis Magana/AP/ShutterstockIn January 2020, the actor was handcuffed while attending one of Jane Fonda's climate demonstrations in Washington, D.C.
#6 Joaquin Phoenix
Source: Jose Luis Magana/AP/ShutterstockIn January 2020, the Joker actor was detained during one of Jane Fonda's climate protests in Washington, D.C. During his lecture, Phoenix criticized the meat and dairy sectors for their participation in the climate issue, according to CNN.
#7 Cynthia Nixon
Source: Gregory Pace/ShutterstockIn 2002, the Sex and the City star was jailed outside New York City's City Hall to campaign for increased funding for public schools.
#8 Amy Schumer
Source: MEGAIn October 2018, the I Feel Pretty actress was detained for protesting Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation while holding a "We believe Anita Hill" poster and wearing a green blouse with the words "This today, then #ERA" scribbled on the back. Schumer was fined $50 for the minor infraction.
#9 Busy Philipps
#10 Porsha Williams
Source: Mediapunch/ShutterstockIn July 2020, the Real Housewives of Atlanta actress was arrested in Louisville, Kentucky, for protesting the death of Breonna Taylor. Williams was one of several individuals arrested at a peaceful protest outside Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's home.
#11 Ted Danson
#12 Jaime King
Source: MEGAJaime King was arrested for a peaceful protest in June 2020. The actress reveals she was handcuffed at a Los Angeles protest and transported to San Pedro in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
#13 Shaina Taub
Source: ShutterstockShaina Taub and her husband got arrested on the stoop of their building on the UWS just after 8 pm while cheering on a peaceful protest on their block in June 2020.
#14 Sam Waterson
#15 George Clooney
Source: Patsy Lynch/ShutterstockThe Descendants star was among many demonstrators jailed outside Sudan's embassy in Washington D.C., including his father, Nick Clooney. in 2012. The actor criticized Sudan's government for assaulting people and failing to provide humanitarian aid to its inhabitants. He was charged with a misdemeanor for the disorderly crossing of a police line and fined $100.
#16 Emily Ratajkowski
#17 Shailene Woodley
Source: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/ShutterstockIn October 2016, the Big Little Lies star protested the Dakota Access project, an underground oil pipeline that traverses four states. She was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and rioting in North Dakota. Protesters were concerned about the pipeline's environmental effect and the destruction of Native American territory.
#18 Susan Sarandon
Source: Jacquelyn Martin/AP/ShutterstockIn 2018, the Rocky Horror Picture Show actress was one of almost 600 women detained during a sit-in protest of the Trump administration's immigration policies in Washington, D.C.
#19 Woody Harrelson
Source: Sam Morris/AP/ShutterstockIn 1996, the actor ascended San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to demand that the government safeguard a 60,000-acre redwood grove from loggers. Trespassing charges were filed against him and other campaigners.
Source: Chris Pizzello/AP/ShutterstockIn 2015, the Jackass actor scaled a 100-foot construction crane in Los Angeles to protest SeaWorld. The MTV personality held an inflatable Shamu and a sign that read “SeaWorld Sucks," as he set off fireworks at the top of the crane.
#21 Yasiin Bey
Source: Matt Sayles/AP/ShutterstockMos Def, the rapper, was detained after staging a guerrilla performance outside the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio Music Hall in New York City. The hip-hop artist delivered his politically charged freestyle "Katrina Clap," which was an indictment of George W. Bush's tardy reaction to Hurricane Katrina.
#22 Daryl Hannah
Source: Evan Vucci/AP/ShutterstockIn 2006, the actress chained herself to a walnut tree on the Los Angeles property to protest authorities' attempt to bulldoze South Central Farm, previously considered the largest urban farm in the United States. She was jailed again in 2009 for blocking State Route 3 at Massey Energy's Goals Coal preparation plant with 30 other activists against mountaintop removal in West Virginia. In 2012, the actress was detained for the third time outside the White House in Washington, D.C., for opposing the development of the Keystone XL pipeline, an oil pipeline system in Canada and the United States.