Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer Were Detained at a Kavanaugh Protest
The friends who are arrested together, eat snacks together.
Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski, stars of the 2018 rom-com I Feel Pretty and apparent IRL besties, were reportedly arrested on Thursday afternoon in Washington D.C. while protesting Judge Brett Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation. (Ratajkowski wrote on Twitter that she was arrested.) A photo of the two of them being detained and sharing a bag 'o snacks surfaced on Twitter soon after. If there's ever a time for sustenance ...
Amy, whose second cousin is Senator Chuck Schumer, has been an outspoken advocate for progressive issues, specifically gun safety. (In 2015, two women died after being shot in a movie theater at a screening of her film, Trainwreck.) This time, however, she was advocating for women's rights. Though she posted a joke-y photo of herself en route to D.C. for the protests, she also took a moment to get serious.
"We need to stand up," she captioned a photo of baby raising its fist. "I want to encourage anyone and everyone to get active if it’s with a post or a march or a donation. This is not a drill. Show up in DC tomorrow and Friday. Show up for your sister and daughters and mothers. Show up! We will keep fighting. We see you Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and everyone else who told the truth no matter what happens we thank you we love you we are you."
Ratajkowski also posted about her arrest, writing on Instagram: "Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is a message to women in this country that they do not matter. I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men."
The results of the FBI investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations were made available to senators on Thursday afternoon, though Democrats are calling the investigation insufficient, as neither Kavanaugh nor Ford were interviewed as part of the process.