Queens of the Stone Age, Tegan and Sara, Win Butler + More React to the Muslim Ban
The executive order signed on Friday by President Donald Trump preventing citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries has sparked protests at airports across the U.S. As it often is these days, social media also served as a method for many of those against the ban, including musicians like Queens of the Stone Age, Tegan and Sara and Win Butler of Arcade Fire, to express their outrage.
"How can you read this and not feel ill," Tegan and Sara tweeted, complete with a link to an article about it. "Outraged. Terrified. Shame on anyone who supports this." Butler noted that "Steve Jobs' father was Syrian and he was adopted in to an American family. This is absolute madness and completely against American interest."
While Queens of the Stone Age didn't single out the ban, they did say of Trump, "This man is a shallow, inept, multi-bankrupt declaring, narcissistic, narrow minded, out of touch, objectifying, barf inducing, fascist, clown penis... who also happens to be re-stup-redicu-lame. 'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.'― Edmund Burke."
Trump's action even prompted those who don't normally publicize their views to speak out. "I try to keep my politics off of twitter," wrote Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, "but the ban on refugees is disgraceful. Please refer to the Statue of Liberty. I love you all."
Some went a little further than writing. Best Coast appeared to taking part in the protest at Los Angeles International Airport, posting pictures to Instagram. Sia and Grimes offered to match contributions made to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Council on American-Islam Relations, respectively. John Legend also implored followers to donate to the International Rescue Committee.
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