You probably noticed the new trend of people putting safety pins on their shirts. The meaning of this is very important.
It’s not even a fashion trend. The UK started this after Brexit, and Americans are copying it, because it’s a way to tell other people “you are safe.”
— Vicky Li (@VickyLi101) November 11, 2016
One Instagram user explained that the safety pins were used in the UK, “so that without a word, people may see your safety pin and know that you’re a friendly face, that they are ‘safe’ with you.”
After the controversial election in the United States, people are posting picture of themselves wearing pins with the hashtag #safetypinamerica.
“I wear a safety pin to show that immigrants, refugees, and anyone else threatened by the hate and fear mongering of Trump and many of his supporters can know that I care and will do all I can to combat xenophobia, racism, sexism, and ableism,” the instagram post read.
**PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THIS TOMORROW!!** I know I haven’t been active in the last couple of days; I’m so very sorry. The election has taken me completely be surprise and I’ll admit I’m having a very rough time with it. Please keep America in your thoughts. Let’s always remember to spread love. ❤️ – – – – – – – – – – – – #booknerd #bibliophile #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #safetypin #hillaryclinton #imwithher #strongertogether #hillyes #bookstagrammer #yalit #shelfie #booksonbooks #booklover
“If you see anyone being mistreated, either in the streets or online, be there for them,” Max Evry wrote on Twitter.
— Max Evry (@maxevry) November 11, 2016