10 Celebrities Dedicated to Fighting Human Trafficking

We all know how Hollywood, sports, and music act. Everyone appear to be involved in some form of human trafficking. Whether it be Charlie Sheen buying sex or Lebron James using child labor for his Nike products, it appears these stars do not care about human trafficking. However, there are a few who are involved in the fight against human trafficking. Here is a list of 10 celebrities dedicated to fighting human trafficking. 
  1. Tim Tebow: Tim Tebow is arguably one of my favorite celebrities. I truly respect him as a person. He has been involved in the anti-trafficking movement since 2013, when his father introduced him to the crime. Robert Tebow was on a missionary trip, where he bought 4 girls who were going to be sold. "My dad was not going to be the man who did nothing. Had he just stood there silently, who knows where these girls would have been taken and what would have been done to them," Tim shared. Since then, his Foundation has been fighting human trafficking worldwide.
  2. Ashton Kutcher: I'm willing to overlook someone's politics (for the most part) when I see how involved they are with fighting human trafficking. Ashton and Demi Moore (the co-founder of Thorn, along with Ashton) shared that they became involved in the fight against human trafficking after watching a documentary of trafficking in Cambodia. According to Thorn's website, the pair said "You learn something about the world that you can’t un-know." After learning human trafficking is equally bad in the U.S., that's when they began getting involved. Ashton once shared a heart wrenching speech, discussing a case of child exploitation and how that impacted him as a father.
  3. Terry Crews: Terry Crews is a well-respected actor in Hollywood. Since breaking his porn addiction, Crews has been involved in the fight against human trafficking, as well as against the harmful effects from pornography. He even shared in one tweet, "I pray for the many women trapped and trafficked in the life of the sex industry and see no way out. I want them to know they are not product to be used, but people to be loved."
  4. Paris Berelc: I was pleasantly surprised to hear Paris is strongly outspoken on human trafficking. She is involved with Fight The New Drug, and she shared on their "Consider Before Consuming" podcast that she is so outspoken because she knew how little people understand what human trafficking is, or how prevalent the crime is in our society. She said since she has such a large following, she uses it to inform others.
  5. Ricky Martin: Ricky Martin is a well known Spanish singer, but he's also well known in fighting human trafficking. According to Martin, he began his foundation (dedicated to helping victims of human trafficking) after witnessing and rescuing three girls who were about to be sold into prostitution during a trip to India in 2002. He places significant focus on trafficking in Puerto Rico (his home country) and the Caribbean. 
  6. Julia Ormond: She uses her voice to bring awareness to human trafficking. She was appointed UNODC Goodwill Ambassador in 2005, and used her platform to fight human trafficking. She stated, "Traveling to the countries where human trafficking occurs would take me to every country in the world." 
  7. Blake Lively: Blake Lively is an inspiration to young women around the world. She is dedicated to fighting human trafficking, especially the trafficking of children. She gave an emotional speech discussing the first time she heard about infant trafficking. She has often encouraged her audience and supporters to get involved in the fight against human trafficking.
  8. Adam LaRoche: LaRoche gave up his MLB career after volunteering with The Exodus Road undercover to expose sex trafficking rings. "I got opened to a whole new world of oppression that I didn't know existed," LaRoche stated. He also shared that as a Christian, he felt he couldn't continue his career knowing sex traffickers thrive. 
  9. Sylvester Stallone: The actor received insane backlash over his portrayal of human trafficking at the border in Rambo Last Blood. He had a "Trump-esque" view of Mexico. Hollywood prefers to use the "action" version of human trafficking. Failing to focus on the more common cases of human trafficking (i.e. through familiarity) Nonetheless, I thought Stallone portrayed human trafficking at the U.S./Mexican border perfectly. Stallone said, "Human trafficking is really, really bad and I thought, let me get in the mix of that."
  10. Marisol Nichols: Nichols, like LaRoche, works as an undercover agent to fight human trafficking rings. As a victim of child sexual assault, she wants to help law enforcement stop these evil men and women.  
Do you have to be a celebrity to fight human trafficking? Absolutely not! Change begins with you. Anyone can be involved in this fight. Seeing celebrities use their voice to bring awareness to modern day slavery is great, but understanding what human trafficking is, that makes a major difference more than you know. Use social media to share these facts with friends or family.

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