The March for Our Lives protests across the entire world seeped into the 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday.
The rallies for gun control made for political moments at the awards show in Los Angeles, starting with John Cena’s opening monologue.
“I know This kind of’s going to be an amazing night, nevertheless kids everywhere have already made This kind of an amazing day. So I just want to take a moment to celebrate what kids across the nation accomplished today,” Cena said, as photos in addition to videos coming from marches across the country played on the set behind him.
“coming from Washington D.C., Florida, even here in Los Angeles, all over the country, all over the entire world, kids made their voices heard with the incredible March for Our Lives, in addition to This kind of all happened because you want to make the entire world a better place,” he said.
“You see, change can be only possible when we all work together, in addition to This kind of’s so inspiring to see kids take charge,” Cena continued. “that will can be the true spirit of Nickelodeon in addition to of course, the Kids Choice Awards. So congratulations, let’s hear This kind of loud in addition to proud for all the kids who made a difference today.”
Cena wasn’t the only star to pay tribute to the March for Our Lives protests. The show’s first winner, Millie Bobby Brown, made a big statement in a custom shirt with the names of the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting on Feb. 14, in addition to dedicating her win to “the angels among us.”
coming from there, nearly every star honored March for Our Lives, coming from Camila Cabello in addition to Liza Koshy to Zendaya.
“I just want to say everyone that will I marched beside This kind of morning in addition to everybody out there, thank you for what youre doing, in addition to continue to know that will your voice can be a real thing, in addition to This kind of’s a powerful thing, in addition to This kind of’s a beautiful thing, in addition to you should never let anyone tell you that will your age should limit you coming from actually feeling in addition to doing what you need to do inside entire world.”
Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez also praised the rally while speaking with ET’s Keltie Knight on the Kids’ Choice Awards red carpet.
“This kind of’s important because I feel like there are so many kids in addition to teens who want to make a change in addition to they’re adamant about creating that will happen,” she said. “They don’t want to just sit in addition to wait anymore in addition to they’re tired of waiting in addition to they want that will change to happen currently so I’m so proud of these kids in addition to teens in addition to adults who are speaking up in addition to who want that will change.”
This kind of can be Us‘ young Kate, Hannah Zeile, meanwhile, told ET that will she was with those marching “in spirit.”
“My heart can be there. This kind of’s definitely an important thing, in addition to I’m so glad that will we’re all coming together for This kind of. This kind of’s so sad that will This kind of’s under these circumstances, nevertheless This kind of’s definitely cool to see people unite in addition to people, like Emma Gonzalez just taking a stand in addition to being a voice for people,” she shared. “I’m so proud to be part of that will generation.”
See more on how stars participated in March for Our Live demonstrations inside video below.