Many actors and actresses have voiced their opinion on Donald Trump, and rightfully so. This year instead of having the usual pre-Oscars party, Hollywood’s United Talent Agency held an anti-Trump rally, featuring Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox, Keegan-Michael Key and other celebs.
Michael J. Fox spoke to the crowd where he stated that “we are the lucky ones” and that he wanted to “share a bit of that luck” with refugees who want to enter the U.S., according to the BBC.
“I believe that when so much good has been done unto you it’s natural to feel a sense of civic or even global responsibility,” he said.
“I consider myself an optimist and that can be a tall order at times for me personally, and more as I see a growing intolerance and lack of compassion and empathy in the world around us.”
Another person who addressed the crowd was Jodie Foster, who said that she normally doesn’t speak out in public about politics, but now was a “time to show up.”
One of the directors nominated for best foreign film, Iranian citizen Asghar Farhadi, decided to skip out on the Oscars this year due to rump’s attempt to ban travel from Iran and six other Muslim-majority countries. But during the rally a video of his was shown.
“Regardless of who wins the Academy Award for best foreign language film on Sunday, we refuse to think in terms of borders,” Farhadi and other nominees for best foreign film said in a statement.
“We believe there is no best country, best gender, best religion or best colour. We want this award to stand as a symbol of the unity between nations and the freedom of the arts.”