On Sunday night, the entertainment world was affected by President Donald Trump’s latest decision as actors and actresses spoke up at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
All of them said an important message about this nonsense immigration bans, specifically towards Muslims. Here are a couple of them on the issue being addressed throughout the night according to Mashable.
1. Mahershala Ali (Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role For Moonlight)
“What I’ve learned from working on Moonlight is, uh, we see what happens when we persecute people. They fold into themselves. And what was so great about having the opportunity to play Juan was playing a gentleman folding into himself as a result of persecution by his community, and taking that opportunity to uplift him and tell him that he mattered, and that he was OK, and accept him. … I hope we do a better job of that. We kinda get caught up in the minutiae, the details that make us all different; I think there’s two ways of seeing that. There’s an opportunity to see the texture of that person, to see the characteristics that make them unique. And then there’s the opportunity to go to war about it. And to say that person is different form me and I don’t like you. Let’s battle. My mother is an ordained minister. I’m a Muslim. She didn’t do backflips when I called to tell her I converted 17 years ago. But I tell you now: We put things to the side. And I’m able to see her, and she’s able to see me. We love each other, the love is grown.”
2. Bryan Cranston ( Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for All the Way)
“How would Lyndon Johnson think about Donald Trump? And I honestly feel that 36 would put his arm around 45 and earnestly wish him success. And he would whisper in his ear something he said often, as a form of encouragement — and a cautionary tale — “Just don’t piss in the soup that all of us gotta eat.”
3. Emma Stone (Won for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for La La Land)
“Just … we’re in a really tricky time in our country and things are very inexcusable and scary and need action and I’m so grateful to be part of a group of people that cares and wants to reflect things back to society.”
4. Taraji P. Henson ( She was part of the big honor that night for Best Ensemble)
“[Hidden Figures] story is of unity. This story is about what happens when we put our differences aside. And we come together as a human race, we win. Love wins. Every time. Thank you so much for appreciating the work we’ve done, thank you so much for appreciating these women.”