UPDATE: Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican who Trump said could use any restroom she wanted at Trump Tower, just called the President's decision a "disaster."
President Donald Trump has rolled back the progress former President Barack Obama made in enforcing bathroom protection for transgender students in schools, and many in Hollywood aren't happy.
On Wednesday, the Trump administration rescinded Obama's initiative for public school guidance on allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice based on their chosen gender identity.
Trump revoked the guidelines for public schools despite a federal judge putting the initiative on hold to determine where state rights ended and federal guidelines began.
Actors, actresses, comedians and singers including Brie Larson, Katy Perry and Mark Ruffalo are speaking out against the decision on Twitter. Read their reactions below.
To the LGBTQ community, I'm sorry for the message that was sent today. They don't speak for all of us. We love you.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) February 23, 2017
I was a trans student. I know how vital it is to feel safe, welcomed & affirmed. Equal access enabled me to attend, stay & thrive in school.— Janet Mock (@janetmock) February 23, 2017
Just seeing the news about removing laws protecting trans people. This isn’t about politics. It’s about human rights, and it’s not okay.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 23, 2017
We need to protect trans youth and stand up against this cruelty that hurts our kids. Support @Translifeline— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 22, 2017
Standing with my Trans fam. This is not ok. This is an attack on all of us. I love you. https://t.co/oT1quwHJlI— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) February 23, 2017
I’m sorry for all #trans kids who face ridicule and safety concerns today as a result of the shameful reversal of protections at school.— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) February 23, 2017
This is what fascism looks like. https://t.co/XrPPTMiEOc— Cassandra (@ChrisWarcraft) February 23, 2017
"@POTUS" you sure you're the best person to legislate the appropriate place for people to pee?— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) February 23, 2017
Trans kids: it gets better. I promise it will--because there are lots of allies out here who will be fighting on your behalf.— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) February 23, 2017
Here are the Trump administration letters formally revoking federal protections for transgender students pic.twitter.com/yS28eEhLtx— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 23, 2017
We are all humans having a human experience birthed the same way!to the communities affected,I stand with you. Always and forever— christina applegate (@1capplegate) February 23, 2017
There's no reason 2 roll back rights for trans citizens or anyone else. What jobs does that create? How is that keeping the US safe? #Resist— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 23, 2017
Do not sleep on Transgender rights rollbacks, especially if you are LGBQ. One of the most vulnerable populations NEEDS SUPPORT.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWilson) February 22, 2017