Many in the pop music community are weighing in with protests against President’s
“America is a nation of immigrants, and we find this anti-democratic and fundamentally un-American,”
Pop superstar Rihanna tweeted Saturday, "The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes!"
The responses weren’t limited to individual musicians. Organizers of the annual
"We are working to understand how the ban will impact our participants and how we can use our voice to support those directly affected by this executive order."
Some of those who posted opinions included Southern California metal band Queens of the Stone Age. The group's singer, Josh Homme, also fronts the Eagles of Death Metal, whose performance at the Bataclan theater in Paris was the site of a deadly terrorist attack in 2015.
A statement from Queens of the Stone Age on Instagram said: "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." It also included British statesman Edmund Burke's oft-quoted call to action, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Several musicians and other entertainers also tweeted and retweeted the statement from Pope Francis arguing that "it's hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help."
Comments came from a broad spectrum of the music world, from pop to rock to R&B, indie and alternative rock, metal and even middle-of-the-road adult pop.
Singer Josh Groban posted several tweets over the weekend, including one urging his followers to embrace unity: "Trump will unite us by trying to divide us. Let THAT be the overwhelming narrative of the next 4 years. Speak up. Be strong. Stand together."
"Shame on America," John Legend tweeted. "Shame on Donald Trump."
Arcade Fire's Win Butler wrote: "Steve Jobs' father was Syrian and he was adopted into an American family. This is absolute madness and completely against American interest."
Meanwhile, Trump’s musician supporters haven’t been quite so vocal on social media. Country singer
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