It's become so common for celebrities to make political statements at awards shows that it's almost more notable when it doesn't happen. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards last night (January 29th) were no different, and there were in fact even more political remarks than usual from the stage since it took place the same weekend as President Trump's controversial executive order temporarily banning travelers from seven Muslim nations and refugees that led to protests at airports across the country as people who arrived from those countries were told they wouldn't be allowed to stay. Some of those who addressed the issue were:
Ashton Kutcher greeted, quote, "everyone in airports that belong in my America," adding, "You are a part of the fabric of who we are, and we love you, and we welcome you."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus said, "I want you all to know, 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."
Kerry Washington defended actors getting political: "A lot of people are saying right now that actors shouldn't express their opinions when it comes to politics. But the truth is, actors are activists, no matter what, because we embody the worth and humanity of all people."