Actress Shailene Woodley was arrested on Monday for trespassing while protesting the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. News of the arrest quickly made headlines as Woodley live streamed it on Facebook. Though she was released from jail later that day, she is just happy that the incident is raising awareness for an important cause.
“I just hope people who see this will start taking action,” said Woodley. And it seems like she is succeeding on that front.
“Honestly, I didn’t even know who Shailene Woodley was until today,” said one commenter on Facebook, “but she seems like a real passionate person, and I like that. I might even see that Divergent movie now.”
“I didn’t care that much about Shailene Woodley before, but now her name is trending on Facebook. It’s really been eye opening,” explained another commenter.
In a statement, Woodley’s rep explained, “This isn’t just a publicity stunt. Shailene truly cares about fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and she hopes that people will direct their attention to that.”
When asked her thoughts on the Dakota Access Pipeline, a fan replied, “The what now?”