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,
Expect artists to be banned & jailed by 2020 in the USA. I’m clear on this pic.twitter.com/5ybYVFiAFy
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) 28 de enero de 2017
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.
To those in gov towing the line for a president you know is wrong: ask yourself “at what cost?”. This isn’t who we are and you know it.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) 28 de enero de 2017
English singer-songwriter and notable left-wing activist Billy Bragg posted a chart comparing America’s true threat.
Some perspective on the threat that Americans face from Muslims in the US. Maybe Trump should ban something else? pic.twitter.com/4JoxEsUjwQ
— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) 28 de enero de 2017
Actress, director, and singer-songwriter Emmy Rossum explained the current refugee situation.
Refugees are FLEEING TERROR. They are not terrorists. #muslimban
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) 28 de enero de 2017
Frank Sinatra’s eldest daughter Nancy Sinatra derided a Trump supporter’s tweet, inserting her own opinion of American values.
Too late. He has made it clear he will destroy American values. I dread what each new day will bring. I’m ashamed of him. https://t.co/CtXzOpsxYJ
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) 28 de enero de 2017
American rapper and poet Michael Franti shared what he considered valuable information in regards to the temporary travel ban.
— Michael Franti (@michaelfranti) 28 de enero de 2017
Rihanna questioned the current president’s morals, calling him an “immoral pig.”
Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) 29 de enero de 2017
Cuban-American and ex-Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello called the actions inhuman, repeating her stance.
The #MuslimBan is dehumanizing beyond words. I’m in shock.
THIS IS NOT WHO WE ARE
THIS IS NOT WHO WE ARE
THIS IS NOT WHO WE ARE
— Camila Cabello (@camilacabello97) 29 de enero de 2017
NE-YO took some time to criticize both the travel ban and the construction of the wall in Mexico.
— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) 29 de enero de 2017
Miley Cyrus invited her 59.7 million Instagram followers to stand with immigrants.
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,
This is a beautiful story. When we reject Iraqi refugees, we reject Brahim. Shame on America. Shame on Donald Trump. https://t.co/1NzFtUPvm8
— John Legend (@johnlegend) 29 de enero de 2017
His wife, model Chrissy Teigen, shared her husband’s sentiments, adding a harsher attack against the current POTUS.
Donald Trump is an unwell, evil human being. To the core.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) 28 de enero de 2017