Stars Line Up to Bash Trump's Immigration Ban as SAG Awards Turn Political
Hollywood award shows teem with Trump Derangement Syndrome: It's the new normal.
We saw it loud and proud at the Golden Globes earlier this month. We'll likely see it again, on steroids, next month when the Academy Awards are handed out.
Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards turned into a nonstop attack on both President Donald Trump and, more specifically, his recent immigration decrees.
Never mind that the "Muslim ban" in question is only for a set period of days or that it echoes policies instigated by Trump's predecessor. When it comes to Trump, Hollywood can't shut its collective yap.
Case in point: Consider the following five celebrities who used a night meant to honor their achievements as a political soapbox. Of course everyone sang from the same choir book. Diversity of thought in La La Land is virtually nonexistent.
The "Veep" star kicked off the political proceedings by bashing the new immigration decree with the standard straw-man arguments adored by the Left.
“I want you all to know that I am the daughter of an immigrant,” she said. “My father fled religious persecution in Nazi-occupied France and I’m an American patriot and I love this country. Because I love this country, I am horrified by its blemishes and this immigrant ban is a blemish and it is un-American.”
Who? He's the lawman who played such a critical role in Netflix's "Stranger Things" series. He "brought down the house" with his rant:
Now, as we act in the continuing narrative of Stranger Things, we 1983 Midwesterners will repel bullies. We will shelter freaks and outcasts, those who have no home. We will get past the lies. We will hunt monsters. And when we are at a loss amidst the hypocrisy and casual violence of certain individuals and institutions, we will, as per Chief Jim Hopper, punch some people in the face when they seek to destroy what we have envisioned for ourselves and the marginalized. And we will do it all with soul, with heart, and with joy. We thank you for this responsibility!
The star of Netflix's "The Ranch" is as liberal as his peers, but he often reaches across the aisle with his comments.
Not Sunday night.
He opened the presentation with this message to potential immigrants affected by Trump's recent executive order.
“Good evening fellow SAG-AFTRA members and everyone at home, and everyone in airports that belong in my America ... you are a part of the fabric of who we are, and we love you, and we welcome you,” Kutcher added.