First singer Macy Gray came for the flag, now actress Roseanna Arquette is coming after fireworks.
The star, whose most recent role was on Netflix’s critically-acclaimed Ratched, tweeted about her opposition to fireworks over the July 4th holiday, saying, “I love fireworks but boy do they pollute the atmosphere and cause anxiety with the noise in some. At some point we are going to have to give up some things for the well-being of Mother Earth and humans to survive.”
Arquette may have been taking her cues from legacy media outlets, who have been reporting on particular concerns about the environmental impact of fireworks this year. On July 2, for example, National Geographic ran an extensive story on a study which argues that the Independence Day tradition “disproportionately [exposes]…communities of color to air pollution.”
Nat Geo reports:
“The authors also showed that fireworks smoke may be creating an additional—albeit short term—health risk for communities already disproportionately burdened by air pollution: Urban ones with higher rates