“Immoral Pig” — Musicians React To Donald Trump’s Immigration Travel Ban

The Music Industry v. Donald Trump’s travel ban.

On January 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority nations.  He also halted all refugee admissions for 120 days and also “indefinitely” banned entry for Syrian refugees. Trump said the necessary measures will help to prevent “radical Islamic terrorists” from entering the country.

Top music stars disagree.

Musician/Activist Chuck D has taken sharp issue with the now-dubbed ‘Muslim Ban’.  Posting an image of a skeleton wearing headphones and about to commit suicide, he wrote,


American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer Josh Groban openly criticized those in Trump’s cabinet defending the measures. He asked them to question and reflect on the country’s true principles.


English singer-songwriter and notable left-wing activist Billy Bragg posted a chart comparing America’s true threat.


Actress, director, and singer-songwriter Emmy Rossum explained the current refugee situation.


Frank Sinatra’s eldest daughter Nancy Sinatra derided a Trump supporter’s tweet, inserting her own opinion of American values.


American rapper and poet Michael Franti shared what he considered valuable information in regards to the temporary travel ban.


Rihanna questioned the current president’s morals, calling him an “immoral pig.”


Cuban-American and ex-Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello called the actions inhuman, repeating her stance.


NE-YO took some time to criticize both the travel ban and the construction of the wall in Mexico.


Miley Cyrus invited her 59.7 million Instagram followers to stand with immigrants.


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While touring, Bruce Springsteen, an outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter and Donald Trump critic, renewed his attacks on the POTUS.

“Tonight we wanted to add our voices to the thousands of Americans who are protesting in airports around our country the Muslim ban and detention of foreign nationals and refugees.”

“America is a nation of immigrants, and we find this anti-democratic and fundamentally un-American.”

Previously, Springsteen had called Trump a “moron.”

Prior to introducing La La Land at the 2017 Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night, John Legend said,

“Now, this is a moment and we’re all worried about what’s happening in our country. I won’t pretend that La La Land is a political film, but I do want to take a second to talk about what’s happening in our country right now. This is a film about love, about dreams and about this lovely city we call home, Los Angeles, California.

“Los Angeles is the home of so many immigrants, so many creative people, so many dreamers, and those of us who work in this business have the privilege of shaping how the world perceives this country we love. We are the voice, we are the face of America.

“Our America is big, it is free, and it is open to dreamers of all races, all countries, all religions. Our vision of America is directly antithetical to that of President Trump. And I want to specifically tonight reject his vision and affirm that America has to be better than that.”

Right before the event, Legend tweeted,

His wife, model Chrissy Teigen, shared her husband’s sentiments, adding a harsher attack against the current POTUS.

12 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    Chuck D is an activity?

    I’m gonna Chuck D all over this town!

  2. Gink Balboa

    Mr. T is horrible person and should be shipped to Syria where he would see the terrible conditions there and see why those people should be free to come here.

    I’m a “bottom music star.” Will you put my name and quote in the article?

  3. WineCyclist

    After the FBI disrupted a plot in 2011 by Iraqi nationals in KY, then President Obama suspended visas for Iraqi refugees including translators for six months. Refuge admissions were also halted after 9/11. In 2015, after the San Bernardino rampage, President Obama signed legislation that excluded from the U.S. visa waiver program citizens of Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Iran who had visited those countries after March 2011. I do not recall reading a single word from DMN or a single peep out of any of the recording artists protesting these actions by President Obama. Hypocrisy awash in its own drivel.

  4. common sense

    My wife is from Europe… she had to apply for entrance, pay fees, take medical tests, once she got approved she took her job, has never been on welfare and loves America and our way of life. If an immigrant wants to be in the SA they should apply, wait their turn, pay their fees, have a job, love America, speak English, stay off of welfare, and resist hostile systems like Sharia…. otherwise they should stay where they are.

  5. Remi Swierczek

    Why are we wasting our time worrying about Muslims traveling when UMG is singlehandedly destroying the music business!? WAKE UP PEOPLE – what gives you more joy in your life – refugees or music?

      • Callimachus

        Purist Islam does not permit music.

        We need to make them feel more welcome so that they are not offended. Shall we introduce sharia law into America so they don’t feel offended or perhaps restrict Billboard to only covering the ‘call to prayer’ songs? What will we do with all of the Jews in America since the majority of Arabs will not allow them into their own countries? Oh dear what shall we do?

  6. sunshine and rain

    Well it’s all very good saying you welcome refugees.. but what they’re finding in Europe is that many aren’t really refugees but economic ladder climbers and queue jumpers as well as many have no intention of integrating into a western style

    Many want to snatch all the welfare payments they can, get free housing and free medical and hospital cover in the UK..

    Then there are the hidden sleeper cells of those getting in and waiting for the day their called to carry out something terrible..

    The world is a mad, bad, dangerous place and you have to be careful who you let
    in your home..

  7. Callimachus

    Liberals are shi%%ing in the bed that they sleep in.

    What you are witnessing is CULTURAL MARXISM. That is an ideology rampant in liberal colleges that seeks to reverse the entire power structure of the West and replace it with one for those who are perceived to be historically oppressed. In the Post Modern (since WW2) world the majority of the population has no concept of why they experience the wealth, power and freedom that they do, so they assume scenarios that can easily undermine themselves. If they continue to miss the reason they have this freedom, that freedom will most certainly disappear.

    Look at the end game of the Liberal; parasites will consume the nation and revert it to a 3rd World state.

    Trump represents creativity and fearlessness. The fact that he has resistance is proof he is doing something correctly.

  8. Thinking Musician

    If everyone would actually read the executive order, they would realize that it’s not a muslim ban. But the left rather act emotionally than logically.