By Jasmine Washington
Social media was on fire last night as a slew of celebrities vented their frustrations with President Donald Trump’s executive order completely blocking US entry to Syrian refugees and a number of other predominately Muslim countries. The highly unpopular order also prohibits US entry to citizens from seven predominately Muslim countries for the next 90 days. Protests were held in various cities around the US, and even shut down major airports, as many Americans hit the streets in solidarity with many Muslims who were ultimately detained upon entering the US because of the order.
Stars from Kim Kardashian to Kerry Washington and Rihanna shared their thoughts on Trump’s #MuslimBan via Twitter.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 29, 2017
— Yara shahidi (@YaraShahidi) 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
I have worked for decades on religious tolerance. @realDonaldTrump’s Muslim ban is against everything this country was founded on. Shameful.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) 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
America really elected a racist to be their leader, this is crazy. pic.twitter.com/LP8cExUhZh
— Boi-1da (@Boi1da) January 29, 2017
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 28, 2017
Resistance works. We will not allow a sick childish fool to destroy the world's oldest democracy. We will stay vigilant & keep fighting!
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 29, 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
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 28, 2017
The outrage didn’t end there. Tyrese, T.I., Spike Lee and others took to Instagram voicing their displeasure with the ban.
A federal judge has since granted the America’s Civil Liberties Union’s “request for a nationwide temporary injunction that will block the deportation of all people stranded in U.S. airports under President Trump’s new Muslim ban,” much to the relief of many Americans on social media and beyond.
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