Hollywood reacted in horror to the news of President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking all refugees from Syria, as well as barring citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries for the next 90 days.
Many celebrities who have been actively challenging Trump’s presidency criticized the refugee ban by sharing personal anecdotes and calls to action on social media.
Pakistani-born “Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani, who was accosted by Trump supporters in a Los Angeles bar last year, posted a series of tweets that highlighted the ban’s fundamental flaw and pointed to the damaging effects the policy will have on Muslims in and outside American borders.
Actress Alyssa Milano shared a photo of herself and her friend Alaa Mohammad Khaled to show solidarity with those harmed by the ban.
“My best friend, Alaa Mohammad Khaled, is Muslim. His parents were Palestinian refugees. His brother is DJ Khaled.
#RefugeesWelcome,” she wrote.
Comedian Seth Rogen urged his Twitter followers to join him in a protest outside the Federal Immigration Office in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon.
Director Michael Moore extended a direct apology to “our Muslim neighbors in the world,” reiterating that most Americans didn’t support Trump in the election.
Check out more responses from celebrities standing in defiance of Trump’s anti-Muslim ban below: