Celebrities Express Outrage Over Immigration Ban on Social Media
Even the Kardashians are upset!
Outrage and protests over President Trump’s executive order banning Syrian refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. began to snowball Saturday as federal officials began implementing the controversial immigration policy enacted Friday.
Protestors flocked to the airports across the country yesterday (Jan. 28, 2017) to express their outrage and support for the refugees and airport detainees.
— Karim Metwaly (@KarimyScreamy) January 29, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union announced Saturday evening that a federal court in New York had issued an emergency stay on President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
The court’s decision, which will affect people who have been detained in airports, came after the ACLU and other activist groups filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of two Iraqis who were held at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York as a result of the order.
“I hope Trump enjoys losing. He’s going to lose so much we’re going to get sick and tired of his losing,” ACLU national political director Faiz Shakir told Yahoo News shortly after the decision was announced.
Throughout all of this, celebrities expressed their anger over the ban, empathized with all of those who were affected by the ban and supported the protestors on social media.
Here are some of their posts:
— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) January 28, 2017
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 28, 2017
You’re saying to a billion people “You’re all the same. You’re all dangerous to us.” Children hear this. You breed evil here & everywhere.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 28, 2017
The day the music died… ⚡️ “Protestors gather at New York’s JFK Airport over refugee detainment”https://t.co/h8eyFmbAOs
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 28, 2017
“Dad, are we finally safe from people who come from countries where Trump has no business interests?”
“Yes, sweetie. Go to sleep.”
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 28, 2017
When I worked for Amnesty International in the 80s, these were the kind of stories told by political prisoners in dictatorships. https://t.co/y7CXLQK1n0
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 28, 2017
NACHO u have taken a shit on our flag & our imperative separation of church & state.
You suck at America.
— Nick Offerman (@Nick_Offerman) January 28, 2017
Can’t believe he’s actually doing the disgusting unconstitutional things he promised to do. The Muslim ban is awful & will not be tolerated.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) January 28, 2017
To my Muslim people deeply sincerely apologize for this disgusting act of hate exhibited by our so called president. This is #unAmerican
— marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) January 28, 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
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) January 28, 2017
#muslimban is making me cry LIBERAL TEARS for our country and its future, and you know what that means? COMPASSION, YOU MOFOS!! 😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥
— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) January 28, 2017
I’m thinking of all the Syrian families I met in Iraq last year in the desperate refugee camps and how hopeless it felt. So much worse now.
— Ewan McGregor (@mcgregor_ewan) January 28, 2017
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) January 28, 2017
this refugee/muslim ban is ridiculous/wrong/heartbreaking/scary/ backwards/hateful and extremely sad.
— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) January 28, 2017
Obviously we must prioritize keeping Americans safe. But we mustn’t become un-American in the process.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 29, 2017
I hope that the world knows that our president does not represent all Americans. Most of our country is horrified by this Immigration ban.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) January 29, 2017
I am sad for so many people today and for the backtracking of the country I live in. 💔 hoping for a more loving and accepting future
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) January 29, 2017
Call Speaker Ryan and tell him to stand up for American values now. 202.225.3031
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) January 29, 2017
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 28, 2017
— Adam Scott (@mradamscott) January 28, 2017
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 28, 2017
Donald Trump is an unwell, evil human being. To the core.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 28, 2017
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
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) January 28, 2017
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 29, 2017