The Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter explained via Twitter why her look for the Academy Awards was “a small sign of solidarity.”
“I chose to wear a gown by a designer from a majority Muslim country,” DuVernary tweeted from her account. “Thanks to @AshiStudio of Lebanon.”
DuVernay’s sign of solidarity seemed to reference Trump’s travel ban, a controversial executive order that primarily targeted Muslim-majority countries.
Many people on Twitter thanked the director for taking a stand:
Before heading to the Oscars, DuVernay also made sure to recognize and remember Trayvon Martin five years after his death.