Ashton Kutcher started the Screen Actors Guild Awards by calling out Trump on his controversial immigration ban- telling the people that are stuck at airports that they are “part of the fabric of who we are.”
Ashton Kutcher, along with many actors and actresses at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, took the time to comment on Trump’s controversial immigration ban, telling the people who were banned that they belong in America.
Ashton Kutcher’s Speech
Kutcher started his speech with a pro-immigration statement: “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 later tweeted to explain why he felt he needed to mention that at the awards:
“If standing for the America that doesn’t discriminate makes me a left wing actor who is out of touch. Fuck it,” he tweeted.
“As an American I respect my president but I do not respect this policy. #ABetterWay.”
“I believe in protecting borders. I believe is enabling safety and security but we do so with honor. We are Americans #ABetterWay. This isn’t no nonsense policy this is no sense policy. #ABetterWay.”
Before the awards, Kutcher had tweeted about the refugee ban, saying: “My wife came to this country on a refugee visa in the middle of the Cold War! My blood is boiling right now!”
Other Comments from the Awards
Julia Louis Dreyfus also commented on the ban, saying: “I want you all to know that I am the daughter of an immigrant.
My father fled religious persecution in Nazi-occupied France, and I’m an American patriot, and I love this country, and because I love this country I am horrified by its blemishes.”
‘This immigrant ban is a blemish and it is un-American.”