(CARIBBEAN360) While many struggle to quietly come to grips with US President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries, some have shown less restraint.
Among them was a very vocal Rihanna, who took to the President’s favourite platform on Saturday night to protest the temporary suspension of the US refugee programme and the blocked entry into the country of citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
“What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS,” Barbados’ pop princess posted on Twitter.
The hitmaker collected 174,669 Retweets and 381,396 Likes within hours.
It’s also worth noting that Rihanna has 69.4 million followers compared to Trump’s 22.7 million.
BadGalRiri has never been shy about expressing herself. She took to the streets to protest against Trump in the recent Women’s March and endorsed Hillary Clinton during the election campaign.
She has also remained firm in the face of personal attacks on her anti-ban stance, most notably from rapper Azealia Banks, who questioned (in a since deleted Instagram post) the Bajan superstar’s right to speak out as a non-national, told her to “shut up”, and suggested that the Work singer should “read some books.”
But Rihanna was by no means alone in her frank disdain of Trump’s controversial policy, with other dissenting celebrity voices including Kim Kardashian West, Kerry Washington, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Mark Ruffalo, Sia and John Legend.
Legend’s supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen, an outspoken critic of the real estate mogul, simply tweeted, “Donald Trump is an unwell, evil human being. To the core.”
Academy Awards organizers also vented their outrage, because the ban blocked Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi from attending the Oscars, where he was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.
And in an unprecedented move, former US President Barack Obama issued a statement saying that he was “heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country,” and that he “fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.”