Sunday 25 June 2017

'What an immoral pig you have to be' - Celebrities react to Trump's immigration ban

President Donald Trump smiles after signing three executive actions in the Oval Office, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Donald Trump smiles after signing three executive actions in the Oval Office, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Celebrities have taken to social media to vent their collective outrage at Donald Trump's immigration ban .

On Friday, Trump signed an executive order which suspends immigration from seven countries with substantial Muslim populations for 90 days.

The countries are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

The new rule also affects those holding valid green cards and visas issued by the US or who have dual citizenship with another country not on the list.

Demonstrators opposed to President Donald Trump's executive orders barring entry to the U.S. of seven predominantly Muslim countries march through the ticketing area at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Demonstrators opposed to President Donald Trump's executive orders barring entry to the U.S. of seven predominantly Muslim countries march through the ticketing area at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

The order has caused uproar across the US with protests taking place in major airports such as Los Angeles' LAX, New York’s JFK airport and O’Hare International in Chicago.

Many artists have spoken out, including Rihanna who branded Trump an "immoral pig".

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Meanwhile, Grimes and Sia each initiated charity campaigns supporting organisations fighting against Trump’s actions.

Sia pledged to donate money to the American Civil Liberties Union, after it won a legal battle against the ban.

On Twitter, the Australian singer promised to match the donations of users who send her their ACLU donation receipts, up to $100,000.

Actress Rosie O'Connell, musician Grimes and Hollywood director Judd Apatow all followed suit.

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