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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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