The Screen Actors Guild Awards quickly turned political when celebrities used their time on stage to lecture President Trump.
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On Friday, the president signed an executive order suspending all refugee admissions for 120 days and suspending the Syrian refugee program indefinitely. Celebrities chastised him for that as soon as the awards show was underway Sunday night.
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Ashton Kutcher opened up the show with a dig at Trump.
“Good evening fellow and everyone at home, and everyone in airports that belong in my America,” Kutcher said as he jabbed his chest. “You are part of the fabric of who we are, and we welcome you and we love you.”
Then Kerry Washington complained about the notion that celebrities shouldn’t voice their political opinions.
“A lot of people are saying right now that actors should keep our mouths shut when it comes to politics,” Washington said. “But the truth is, no matter what, actors are activists because we embody the humanity and worth of all people. This union helps me to do that.”
“I am Kerry Washington, and I am an actor.”
After she won best actress in a comedy series, Julia Louis-Dreyfus said she was “horrified” by Trump’s executive order.
“I am American patriot. I love this country and because I love this country, I am horrified by its blemishes. And this immigrant ban is a blemish and it is un-American.”
Taylor Schilling, who stars in “Orange is the New Black,” implied that Trump is trying to divide the nation.
“We stand up here representing a diverse group of people, representing generations of families who have sought a better life here,” Schilling said. “We know that it’s going to be up to us and all of you to keep telling stories. What united us is stronger than the forces that seek to divide us.”
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