Could white knots — worn to support marriage rights for gays and lesbians — be the hot accessory at this year’s Oscars? The symbol showed up at the Grammys, on the lapels of Foo Fighter Dave Grohl and former Eurythmics member Dave Stewart, sparking speculation that it could take off at the Academy Awards on Feb. 22 — especially in the wake of recent outcries against California’s Proposition 8 from celebs like Drew Barrymore, Jack Black, and Brad Pitt.
It certainly isn’t hard to imagine the cast of Milk — including Best Actor nominee Sean Penn — jumping on board, along with gay-friendly celebs like Anne Hathaway and high-kicking host Hugh Jackman. Come to think of it, we wouldn’t be all too surprised if actress-cum-activist Sharon Stone showed up at the show wearing three white knots…and nothing else.
What do you think, PopWatchers? Will white knots take off? And should stars make political statements on the red carpet, or just fashion ones?
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