In a tweet sent on Friday (Nov. 8) afternoon, Bell wrote:
“For real: Tell Russia & the @Olympics that #LoveConquersHate. Join @HRC and share your pic. #Sochi14”
A photo attached to the message shows a smiling Bell wearing a Russian version of the HRC’s “love conquers hate” t-shirt. That organization fittingly retweeted the actress’ message within hours.
With this Twitter message, Bell joins a number of celebrities and others who have criticized Russia’s anti-homosexual policies in the time leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics, set to be held in Sochi in just a few months. That country’s government has recently hardened its stance against gay rights, leading to protests from countries and their athletes.
It makes sense that someone like Kristen Bell would want to take a stand on this issue. She and now-husband Dax Shepard delayed their own marriage until after California legalized same-sex unions. The two eventually married in a government office on Oct. 17.