21 Celebrities Who Are Speaking Out Against Trump's #MuslimBan
30 January 2017, 15:44 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
"Not saying every celebrity has to be an activist but..."
News broke on January 28 that President Trump has ordered a "Muslim Ban" on immigrants and refugees trying to enter the US.
The executive order is not a ~complete~ ban on Muslims from the US. It states that residents and dual nationals of 7 specific Muslim-majority countries (Yemen, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan and Syria) in the Middle East will not be permitted to enter the States for the next 90 days. Refugees fleeing war-torn countries will not be permitted to enter the US for the next 120 days.
Celebrities have reacted to the news in their droves, here's what they had to say:
My heart is breaking today for the Muslim community around the world— troye sivan (@troyesivan) January 28, 2017
This has zero to do with national security it is blatant and pure xenophobia and Islamophobia @realDonaldTrump. Not only cruel, ILLOGICAL!!— matty (@Truman_Black) January 29, 2017
I try to keep my politics off of twitter, but the ban on refugees is disgraceful. Please refer to the Statue of Liberty. I love you all.— Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus) January 28, 2017
this refugee/muslim ban is ridiculous/wrong/heartbreaking/scary/ backwards/hateful and extremely sad.— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) January 28, 2017
Statistics pic.twitter.com/aSpyFuabct— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 29, 2017
I can't find the words.— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) January 28, 2017
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when i was 15 i didn't know how to call a representative or protest efficiently, but every kid does now, whichever side they're on— Lorde (@lorde) January 29, 2017
the amount of hatred and fear radiating from this administration is already hard to bear, but we have to stay informed and stay outraged— Lorde (@lorde) January 29, 2017
Gonna make an FOB shirt all proceeds benefitting the ACLU standby....— p weezy (@petewentz) January 28, 2017
THESE are the HUMAN BEINGS Trump banned today. REFUGEES fleeing ISIS. Children. Their families. Shame on him. May God help us. https://t.co/6fHeqEAaMj— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) 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
RESIST— Zendaya (@Zendaya) January 29, 2017
Nothing "tests" my faith like watching some politicians rip our nation apart in the name of Jesus-who, btw, would NEVER stand for this. https://t.co/jSPYifgOF0— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) January 29, 2017
Not saying every celebrity has to be an activist, but am saying accountability culture exists and pretending nothings wrong will only hurt u— Rowan Blanchard (@RowanBlanchard) January 29, 2017
. @realDonaldTrump it's super funny how bad of shape you're in considering how many people wanna fight you. Jus sayin— Brendon Urie (@brendonurie) 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
Olly Alexander (in regards to Uber's stance on the ban.)
James McVey from The Vamps
So have Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and many more innocent people. What do we all have in common? We are all HUMAN. @realDonaldTrump— James McVey (@TheVampsJames) January 29, 2017
Say it loud. Say it clear. Refugees are welcome here.— John Green (@johngreen) January 29, 2017
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