On Friday, Trump signed an Executive Order that banned Syrian refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. Travelers, including an elderly disabled couple and a boy celebrating his fifth birthday, were detained at airports for hours over the weekend. Thousands across the country gathered to protest. And celebrities found ways to add their voices to the cause.
Sia promised to match any donations to the ACLU:
— sia (@Sia) January 28, 2017
Rosie O’Donnell, Judd Apatow, and others followed her lead:
— ROSIE (@Rosie) January 29, 2017
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 29, 2017
Grimes decided to do something similar with donations to the Council on American–Islamic Relation:
hey, i'll match all donations to CAIR up to $10,000. tweet a screencap of your receipt to me <3 anything helps <3 https://t.co/tNaqrxOm7a
— Grimes (@Grimezsz) January 28, 2017
Kal Penn created a fundraiser for Syrian refugees in the name of a racist troll, which has already raised over $300,000:
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) January 28, 2017
John Legend used his stage time at the PGA Awards to speak about what America means to him:
“Our America is big, it is free, and it is open to dreamers of all races, all countries, all religions. Our vision of America is directly antithetical to that of President Trump. And I want to specifically reject his vision and affirm that America has to be better than that.”
He also implored the wealthy attendees to do something:
“There’s a lot of money and power in this room, and I hope you all will use it for something good.”
Kim Kardashian let the statistics speak for themselves:
And other celebs like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and J.K. Rowling used the power of social media to offer support and speak truth to power:
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
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 28, 2017
The 9/11 attackers were from Saudi Arabia, Egypt & UAE–not the 7 nations in the immigration ban. These all do have Trump properties though.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 28, 2017
How to make terrorists:
1. Ban everybody from a certain group from entering the country.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 28, 2017
Going to go out on a limb and say America was greater a week ago.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) January 26, 2017
To our Muslim neighbors in the world: I & tens of millions of others are so very sorry. The majority of Americans did not vote 4 this man.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 28, 2017
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) 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
Amplifying words of one of my favorite filmmakers, Asghar Farhadi, who like too many others will be turned away from the Land of the Free. pic.twitter.com/CcskcFueuo
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) 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