Rihanna, John Legend and More React to Use Of Tear Gas at the Mexican Border

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Rihanna attends her 4th Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Sept. 13, 2018 in New York City. 

Countless celebrities are speaking out against President Donald Trump after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the San Ysidro border crossing used tear gas on numerous migrants, including children, on Sunday (Nov. 25).

Rihanna, who previously endorsed Democrats Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams during the midterm elections and shut down Trump's use of her music at his rallies, took to Instagram to call the incident at the border nothing less than “terrorism.” John Legend also dubbed the attacks “evil” in a tweet.

Alyssa Milano, another outspoken critic of Trump, went after the President in an explicit tweet, calling him an “evil-creature person.”

Other celebrities like Mark Hamill, Anne Hathaway and Eva Longoria spoke out against Trump, sharing the incident’s emblematic picture of an asylum seeking mother and her children fleeing from the tear gas.

Star Trek’s George Takei issued a word of caution to his followers about Trump’s ambitions. “Make no mistake: Trump is testing whether he can get away with things like firing tear gas at young children,” Takei tweeted. “He is banking on racism to get his way. We must oppose and condemn this. Now.” 

Check out more of the reactions below.


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This is not who we are as Americans. Throwing tear gas at children? These are not criminals. These are families seeking shelter. Of course we have to protect our borders, but we should be using those resources to protect our country against terrorist. This is a baby IN A DIAPER. What are you thinking @realdonaldtrump ?? These are human beings. I beg you to treat them with compassion and treat them with dignity. They are fleeing drug torn countries that is historically due to an instability that WE caused. These are children and mothers seeking refuge. This photo has broken my heart and my belief in humanity. #Repost @ananavarrofl ??? I can’t get this image out of my mind. Yes, we have a right and duty to protect our borders. But we can’t do so by shooting tear-gas at innocent children. The world is watching. And for all those politicians that love to y’all about their Christianity and quote Bible verses, God is watching too. This is not who we are, America.

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