Golden Globes 2015: Stars show support for ‘Charlie Hebdo’

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Golden Globes 2015: Stars show support for ‘Charlie Hebdo’
Some stars in attendance carried #JeSuisCharlie signs and wore pins to show support – plus, there were also inspiring words said at the ceremony itself
'WE WILL NOT WALK IN FEAR.' George Clooney was among the celebrities who paid tribute to Charlie Hebdo at the Golden Globes 2015. Photo from Instagram/E! News

LOS ANGELES, USA – Hollywood’s A-listers hit the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday in plenty of bling and sequins, but several stars took a more sober approach, showing solidarity with France after three days of terror.

George and Amal Clooney, Helen Mirren, Kathy Bates and Diane Kruger were among those who brandished signs or wore pins reading “Je Suis Charlie” – the rallying slogan in the wake of the deadly gun attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. (READ: Cartoonists worldwide respond to Charlie Hebdo killings)

Amal Clooney, elegant in a black Dior couture gown with a “Je Suis Charlie” pin on her clutch bag, said she had chosen something from the fashion house “in solidarity” with the French people. (READ: PH joins world in condemning ‘senseless’ Paris attack)

On the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton hotel, covered by a canopy to protect the stars as rain pelted Tinseltown, there were room for both activism and glamour. (READ: Best Dressed: 15 outfits that rocked the Golden Globes 2015 red carpet)

Take a look at some of the other shows of support from other celebrities: 

The tributes continued at the ceremony itself, when Hollywood’s finest gave a standing ovation Sunday, January 11, as Golden Globes organizers pledged support for freedom of expression, including in North Korea and over the deadly Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo. (READ: Reactions: Hollywood backs French mag after own free speech storm)

“Together we will stand united against anyone who will repress free speech, anywhere, from North Korea to Paris,” said Theo Kingma, head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), bringing the applauding audience to its feet. (READ: Editorial: We are Charlie)

A short time later, Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto also said a few words. (READ: Firebombing at German paper that ran Charlie Hebdo cartoons)

“To our brothers, sisters, friends, and family in France, our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts are with you tonight. On vous aime. Je suis Charlie (“We love you. I am Charlie”), Leto said. (READ: Freedom Wall: Rapplers speak out on Charlie Hebdo)

George Clooney also reminded the audience of the ongoing fight for freedom in his acceptance speech, shortly after he received the Cecil B. DeMille award. “They didn’t march in protest, they marched in support of the idea that we will not walk in fear.”

Amy Adams also broached the issue backstage, after winning the best comedy/musical actress Globe for Big Eyes.

“My heart goes out to everybody in Paris and everybody who has been touched by violence,” Adams told reporters. – with reports from Sarah Puig/Michael Thurston/Agence France-Presse/

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