So many Canadian celebrities are slamming Donald Trump
Multiple Canadian celebrities have expressed contempt for President Donald Trump, voicing their concerns over his actions — including most recently actor Jim Carrey.
The Ontario native explained in an essay for The Atlantic that he doesn't regret becoming a U.S. citizen, but that he doesn't approve of Trump's leadership.
"When I was a little boy in Canada, I watched old Superman reruns, and fell in love with the United States," Carrey wrote. "I was blessed to be able to come here, and to realize my wildest dreams."
"But lately, my adopted home has become almost unrecognizable."
180,000 deaths and counting. pic.twitter.com/Tw4mGxEEEh— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) August 23, 2020
Carrey called out Trump for his "racism, his misogyny, his mockery of the disabled, and his encouragement of violence during his campaign" among other things.
Fellow Ontario native Neil Young is also making his disapproval of the U.S. President clear.
Canada's gift to music sued Trump's reelection campaign in August for using two of his famous songs: "Rockin" in the Free World" and "Devil's Sidewalk."
Young said that he doesn't want his music used as a theme song for a "divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate."
I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me https://t.co/iPVcFplOHa— Neil Young Archives (@NeilYoungNYA) July 4, 2020
"I come from an immigrant family, and I think it’s unacceptable to treat anyone like that," Dobrev said in 2017. "Hopefully he’ll get impeached. Or indicted. Or both."
Halifax-born actress Ellen Page raised concerns over Trump's anti-LGBTQ+ policies during an emotional segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2019.
"It feels impossible not to feel this way right now with the president and the vice-president Mike Pence, who wishes I could not be married, let's just be clear," she said, fighting back tears.
I want my friend out.. I appreciate you trying to help him. But while your at it @realDonaldTrump can you also let those kids out of cages?— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) July 20, 2019
Canadians might have a reputation for being polite, but the gloves come off when we have something to say.
And with the Presidential election in November quickly approaching, we can probably expect a few more Trump-related comments from celebrities in the coming months.
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