Celebrities Blast Donald Trump’s ‘Un-American’ Immigration Ban During Awards Show

Kaitlan Collins | White House Correspondent

The Screen Actors Guild Awards quickly turned political when celebrities used their time on stage to lecture President Trump.

On Friday, the president signed an executive order suspending all refugee admissions for 120 days and suspending the Syrian refugee program indefinitely. Celebrities chastised him for that as soon as the awards show was underway Sunday night.

(Photo: Getty Images)

(Photo: Getty Images)

Ashton Kutcher opened up the show with a dig at Trump.

“Good evening, fellow Americans, and everyone at home, and everyone in airports that belong in my America,” Kutcher said as he jabbed his chest. “You are part of the fabric of who we are, and we welcome you and we love you.”

(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Then Kerry Washington complained about the notion that celebrities shouldn’t voice their political opinions.

“A lot of people are saying right now that actors should keep our mouths shut when it comes to politics,” Washington said. “But the truth is, no matter what, actors are activists because we embody the humanity and worth of all people. This union helps me to do that.”

“I am Kerry Washington, and I am an actor.”

(Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

After she won best actress in a comedy series, Julia Louis-Dreyfus said she was “horrified” by Trump’s executive order.

“I am American patriot. I love this country and because I love this country, I am horrified by its blemishes. And this immigrant ban is a blemish and it is un-American.”

(Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Taylor Schilling, who stars in “Orange is the New Black,” implied that Trump is trying to divide the nation.

“We stand up here representing a diverse group of people, representing generations of families who have sought a better life here,” Schilling said. “We know that it’s going to be up to us and all of you to keep telling stories. What united us is stronger than the forces that seek to divide us.”

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(Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

William H. Macy sarcastically thanked the president for making his alcoholic, drug-addicted and narcissistic character on “Shameless” seem so “normal.”

Mahershala Ali, who stars in “Moonlight,” became tearful during his acceptance speech.

“I’m a Muslim,” Ali said. “When we get caught up in the minutiae and the details that make us all different, I think there’s two ways of seeing that. There’s the opportunity to see the texture of that person, the characteristics that make them unique, and then there’s an opportunity to go to war about it and say that this person is different from me, I don’t like you, let’s battle.”

(Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Earlier in the evening, “The Big Bang Theory’s” Simon Helberg held a sign that said “Refugees welcome” on the red carpet.

Natalie Portman said “what’s going on” is “very, very disturbing.”

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