Tim Robbins, Penn Badgley are the latest celebs to join Occupy Wall Street cause

The Occupy Wall Street protests continue to pick up steam for the 20th day as actors Tim Robbins and Penn Badgley officially joined the cause on Wednesday.

Robbins, 52, was spotted participating in the demonstration right outside the Federal Courthouse in Lower Manhattan.

“This is what an actual grassroots movement looks like,” he told the Financial Times (via CNN). “It’s a bit sloppy and disorganized but full of passion.”

Penn Badgley, best known for his role on Gossip Girl as Dan Humphrey, was also spotted protesting at the demonstration, a Gawker tipster said. Badgley was reportedly holding up a sign that read “Bring Back the Glass-Stegall Act!! No to Corporate Greed!”


In a statement to Capital NY, the actor said that he decided to attend the protests after his friend was arrested nearby the Brooklyn Bridge. “I mean, listen, it’s cheesy… but I want to do whatever I can,” he said of his participation. “Let’s be honest: I’m on [expletive] Gossip Girl. So, why not try and… right? It’s absurd that celebrity power is what it is, but, like, use any tool you have, you know?”

Yoko Ono also signed off on Twitter in support of the movement, saying, “I love #OccupyWallStreet. As John said, ‘One hero cannot do it. Each one of us have to be heroes.’ And you are. Thank you.”

via Washington Post