The weekly climate change rallies in Washington D.C. continue to make headlines around the world, and the MVP of this week’s protest is Iain Armitage, aka the kid from Young Sheldon, who it turns out is a bit of a hard nut.
Armitage joined actress Jane Fonda, who has become the face of the weekly Fire Drill Fridays rallies, at the podium. Each week’s protest has a different, specific theme, and this week’s was food justice. The event saw 38 people arrested, but Armitage was not amongst them.
Washington Post reporter Hannah Jewell approached the young actor after the event and commented that he had not been arrested alongside the others. “Unfortunately not, I’m too young,” he said, while rolling his eyes. Amazing. You can see the exchange below:
I asked Iain Armitage if he’s getting arrested today. “Unfortunately not. I’m too young.” Maybe when you’re older, young sheldon. pic.twitter.com/nSq9NKXjFI
— Hannah Jewell (@hcjewell) November 29, 2019
Jane Fonda and Iain Armitage protested alongside Jim Goodman of the National Family Farm Commission, who spoke on the topic of food justice. He said:
“It’s time for an agriculture that protects and restores the biodiversity of our land and the oceans; an agriculture that promotes organic farming, based on healthy soil, healthy food, and healthy people; an agriculture that respects the rights of farmers, farmworkers, and of nature.”
Taking action can be a family affair this holiday season! @Janefonda is joined by her grandchildren Malcolm and Viva and her screen grandchild @IainLoveTheatre! #FireDrillFriday ???? pic.twitter.com/VPMpmqeRCH
— Fire Drill Fridays (@FireDrillFriday) November 29, 2019
Last week’s rally saw Manny Jacinto of The Good Place protesting alongside Fonda.Image: Getty Images / Jose Luis Magana