A flood of celebrities have stepped up and spoken out against Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. The tweets of protest against the new president and support for Muslim immigrants and citizens have circulated widely and gone viral each day since Trump signed the executive order on Friday banning travel to America for seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Perhaps none have articulated the same level of sheer outrage as singer and actress Rhianna’s tweet upon witnessing the effects of Trump xenophobic overreach.
Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2017
Just as many of us have since the ban was implemented, celebrities have weighed in on the outrageous ban, using their massive social media platforms to speak out against it. Alyssa Milano tweeted a photo of herself and her best friend, who happens to be Muslim and the son of a Palestinian refugee.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 28, 2017
Actor Seth Rogen joined in the organizing efforts to bring Americans together to resist the inhumane treatment of Muslims in the United States.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 28, 2017
Kerry Washington, Emmy Rossum, George Takei, and Rob Reiner joined in with a host of others to express their own outrage.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 28, 2017
Refugees are FLEEING TERROR. They are not terrorists. #muslimban
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) January 28, 2017
I hope we’re all paying attention. https://t.co/vcpcdquogB
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 27, 2017
Along with liar,racist,misogynist,fool,infantile,sick,narcissist-with the Muslim ban we can now add heartless & evil to DT’s repertoire.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 28, 2017
Trump is sure to dismiss the outrage from notably liberal Hollywood. After all, he’s the same president who pouted about the Women’s March last Saturday and said that the cause fought for by three million marchers was hurt because celebrities also spoke out that day. Trump’s disdain for celebrities expressing political opinions is fairly ironic, though.
Isn’t being a celebrity with a political opinion exactly how Trump became president?
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