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Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne Make Political Statement at SAG Awards

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Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne at the 2017 SAG Awards

"Refugees welcome," read the 'Big Bang Theory' actor's sign.

The Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg and his wife, actress Jocelyn Towne, used Sunday's SAG Awards red carpet as a platform to address the immigration ban that President Donald Trump has implemented in the U.S.

Helberg, clad in a forest green velvet tuxedo blazer, stepped out with a sign that read: "Refugees welcome." Across Towne's chest, it read: "Let Them In."

The political statements were a show of solidarity for the protests happening across the nation, as dozens of refugees from Syria, Iraq and other banned countries were detained at U.S. airports over the weekend as a result of Trump's executive order.

Kerry Washington also spoke out in solidarity of refugees on Instagram, explaining that she would be wearing a safety pin at the awards show. "I'll be wearing one of these tonight. On my arm. To show solidarity. We will not stop fighting for our safety & the safety of our fellow citizens and human beings. #NoBanNoWall #safetypin," captioned Washington.

Helberg, Towne and Washington are just the latest celebrities to speak out against Donald Trump's executive order of banning refugees from entering the U.S.

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