Occupy Wall Street: Penn Badgley, Tim Robbins latest celebs to join protests – Celebritology 2.0 – The Washington Post

Occupy Wall Street has gained two new celebrity supporters, as the protests continue for the 20th day in New York City.

“Gossip Girl” actor Penn Badgley was spotted by a Gawker tipster Wednesday marching with demonstrators to City Hall and holding a sign that said, “Bring Back the Glass-Stegall Act!! No to Corporate Greed!”

The actor told Capital NY that he came to the protests after a friend was arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge “I mean, listen, it’s cheesy … but I want to do whatever I can,” he said of his participation. “Let’s be honest: I’m on [expletive] ‘Gossip Girl.’ So, why not try and … right? It’s absurd that celebrity power is what it is, but, like, use any tool you have, you know?”

Perhaps following the lead of his former partner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins stopped by the protests Wednesday. He told the Financial Times (via People), “This is what an actual grassroots movement looks like. … It’s a bit sloppy and disorganized but full of passion.”

via Occupy Wall Street: Penn Badgley, Tim Robbins latest celebs to join protests – Celebritology 2.0 – The Washington Post.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s