The popularity of any given mass movement can frequently be directly proportionate to how inoffensive and, well, pointless it is. The “Wear Orange” campaign, spearheaded by the various heads of Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun hydra, is evidence of this principle. In order to mark “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” on June 2, some people plan to wear orange.
This may be pointless, but participating is an easy way of scoring points for being “socially conscious.” That’s why a host of stars including Julianne Moore, Russell Simmons and Michael Stipe will be participating, along with shows of support from MTV and HBO. “We’re often presented with a false choice in the guns debate: That you have to ‘pick a side,’” Stipe said. “But every American opposes gun violence …” It’s a shame that quite a few presumably well-meaning celebrities are caught up in a thinly veiled anti-gun stunt orchestrated by Bloomberg and friends.