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Hollywood supports Charlie Hebdo

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 01:48

Stars at the Golden Globes make a stand about freedom of speech. Alicia Powell reports.

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In between all the laughs and celebration at the Golden Globes some of Hollywood's biggest stars took time to rally support for freedom of expression after the deadly attack on a satirical French magazine. George Clooney, sporting a lapel pin declaring, "Je suis Charlie," noted the "extraordinary day" in Paris and around the world, as millions of people and world leaders marched to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant attacks. SOUNDBITE: George Clooney, actor, saying (English): "One last thing I would say is just to reiterate what we've all been talking about, today was an extraordinary day, there were millions of people that marched, not just in Paris but around the world. And they were Christians and Jews and Muslims, they were leaders of countries all over the world, and they didn't march in protest, they marched in support of the idea that we will not walk in fear, we won't do it, so 'Je sui Charlie,' thank you." Helen Mirren wore a pen on her red gown and Jared Leto spoke in French to show solidarity with the cartoonists shot dead at the Paris weekly, Charlie Hebdo last week. Politics played heavily into acceptance speeches, from support for Hispanic and transgender communities to calls to protect freedom of expression. SOUNDBITE: Theo Kingma, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President, saying (English): "As international journalists, we also understand the importance of freedom of artistic expression as not only an integral part of the American fabric, but a beacon that is reflected across the globe. Together, we will stand united against anyone who would repress free speech, anywhere, from North Korea to Paris."

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Hollywood supports Charlie Hebdo

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 01:48