Now FOUR Avengers are protesting at Standing Rock, proving they're IRL superheroes
Four more celebs are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. According to People, four Avengers stars took to social media to offer support to Standing Rock last week.
They’re real-life superheroes Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans. And they are asking President Obama to stop construction on the pipeline. We couldn’t be prouder!
Activists say that the pipeline would destroy sacred Native American sites. In addition, it would put the sole water source at risk.
Protests against the construction have been happening for months. But recent celebrity participation has finally brought some much-deserved media attention.
Samuel L. Jackson showed his support on his Instagram yesterday.
Another Avenger, Chris Hemsworth, also showed support on Instagram.
He also took the opportunity to apologize for a culturally insensitive New Year’s Eve costume he wore to a party. It’s nice to see celebrities joining in on the discussion about appropriation and disrespect!
Furthermore, Mark Ruffalo has been posting about the protest on social media for a while.
And Chris Evans is joining in, too.
The Avengers aren’t the only celebrities protesting. Other stars involved include Leonardo DiCaprio, Susan Sarandon, Willow Smith, and Shailene Woodley, who was arrested at Standing Rock last month.