"If it walks like a Muslim ban and quacks like a Muslim ban, then this Supreme Court decision is ducked up," Stephen Colbert tweets
As you were probably expecting, Hollywood stars are lending their voices to the outrage over the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to uphold Donald Trump's travel ban, restricting entrance to United States from countries with a predominantly Muslim population.
Stephen Colbert, Kumail Nanjiani, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Judd Apatow were among those venting their anger over the verdict, blaming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for blocking President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee so Republicans could wait for Trump to usher in current conservative judge Neil Gorsuch, who was the deciding vote in the decision.
Trump praised the ruling in a statement saying, "This ruling is also a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our border and our country," the statement read. "Our country will always be safe, secure, and protected on my watch."
The American Civil Liberties Union disagreed.
"This is not the first time the Court has been wrong, or has allowed official racism and xenophobia to continue rather than standing up to it," the ACLU tweeted. "History has its eyes on us — and will judge today’s decision harshly. #NoMuslimBanEver"
The organization provided an example, too: "In 1944, the Supreme Court allowed the US government to imprison Japanese Americans solely because of their national origin and ethnicity, based on empty claims of national security. It's one of the most shameful chapters of US history, and today's decision now joins it. It is ultimately the people of this country who will determine its character and future. The court failed today, and so the public is needed more than ever."
See the celebrity reaction, so far, as the terms "Supreme Court," "SCOTUS" and "Muslim" dominate the national trends on Twitter.
Muslim bans are now legal forever.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) June 26, 2018
That stolen SCOTUS seat, though.— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) June 26, 2018
That's for LIFE. #SupremeCourt
Shameful day for the Supreme Court. https://t.co/mpoMvG9dBt— 🇵🇷 Lin-Manuel Miranda 🏳️🌈 (@Lin_Manuel) June 26, 2018
I used to have dreams about shooting hoops with Michael Jordan but now I dream about Mitch McConnell being told by his doctor that his hemorrhoids are so intense they have to amputate his entire ass— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) June 26, 2018
Famous photos of evil men. https://t.co/v2JARqrB8b— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 26, 2018
“Trump getting elected will spark a revolution!” https://t.co/Uyqnaz6eAh— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 26, 2018
If it walks like a Muslim ban and quacks like a Muslim ban, then this Supreme Court decision is ducked up.— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) June 26, 2018
Make no mistake, it’s a slow coup. Billionaires & Russians & white Congressman. F*ck Civility, anyone? https://t.co/0RUydLm5gG— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) June 26, 2018
The Supreme Court upholds the travel ban. This is devastating. This is happening because @SenateMajLdr stole a Supreme Court Justice. REMEMBER THIS in November. Voting is our best defense. Please #VOTE #today— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) June 26, 2018
come on bobby ... pic.twitter.com/OvlbpoUmE2— ROSIE (@Rosie) June 26, 2018