Actor George Clooney, and his wife, Amal, announced that they would support the “March for Our Lives Movement” by attending the march on Washington and by donating $500,000.
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) February 20, 2018
Oprah quickly followed suit by also pledging $500,000.
George and Amal, I couldn’t agree with you more. I am joining forces with you and will match your $500,000 donation to ‘March For Our Lives.’ These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) February 20, 2018
Steve Speilberg and his wife, Katie, also decided to throw in $500,000 towards the cause.
Steven & Kate Spielberg also pledge $500k to #MarchForOurLives: "The young students in Florida and now across the country are already demonstrating their leadership with a confidence and maturity that belies their ages" https://t.co/GmeVH35N5z
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 20, 2018
Of course, people were quick to praise the celebrities.
THIS JUST KEEPS GETTING BIGGER! The "March for Our Lives" event in D.C. on 3/24 has MAJOR support. This march for gun control, in the wake of the Florida school shooting, has gotten $500,000 donations from The Clooneys, Spielbergs, Katzenbergs & Oprah. Geo & Amal will attend!
— George Pennacchio (@abc7george) February 20, 2018
— Dan TheBanjoman (@DThebanjoman) February 20, 2018
Apparently $500,000 must be chump change for these celebrities. It’s a LOT of $$$ to us average folk.
It's another #DontKillUs tour. Sad, but thanks to George/Amal & Oprah, least they have some 💰.
Hope this works.
They also need MENTORS.
Maybe this will help.
— Brian Hjelle🇵🇷🇳🇴🇺🇸 (@Brian_Hjelle) February 20, 2018
Good call! pic.twitter.com/oFV5MkkbMy
— $ ᴴᴬBoo⊤ˠ 🤩 (@SHABOOTY) February 20, 2018
Oprah, please run for president and save us all from Trump. You are the change we need. Our children of all races are dying. You have the heart, the finances and power to change this. No one else would be cool able to beat him.
— Lorrie Agan (@lorrie_agan) February 20, 2018
Investing in children who are the future. Unlike the GOP that protects the rights of gun-toters who are killing them off.
— Tigrikorn 🐯🦄✨ (@odouglasj) February 20, 2018
Right on. [email protected]
— Bryan L. Roberts (@BryanRO63460997) February 20, 2018
Then there were some who called ’em like they saw ’em.
It’s is tax season, after all.
— Mike G (@PageDoll) February 20, 2018
Tax write off. Check.
— Resist_Corruption (@Unveiled_Crooks) February 20, 2018
More than any of us combined.