Jennifer Lawrence Reacts To Donald Trump's Refugee Ban With Compassion For Those Affected
Another famous face is letting her voice be heard when it comes to Donald Trump's latest controversial executive order causing a stir across the nation. Jennifer Lawrence reacted to Donald Trump's refugee ban on Facebook Monday with a post that can only be described as full of compassion for anyone and everyone affected. The temporary ban, which has now been temporarily halted, prohibited entry to the United States for refugees and for immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, which is something that J. Law does not support whatsoever.
She began her post by writing, "My broken heart goes out to the innocent lives of Muslim refugees that are trying to escape terror and find safety for their families." The Passengers actor then explained with the utmost compassion that, like many other Americans, she does not stand by Trump's order. She wholeheartedly believes our country should not only be a welcoming one, but one used to help and protect those in need no matter their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, etc.
Her post continued,
I and millions of Americans understand that someone's race or religion should never keep them in harms way. It should be every person's duty to help and protect anyone no matter their nationality. I pray for sanity and compassion to return to the White House.
This isn't the first time the Oscar winner has spoken out against Trump. After he won the 2016 presidential election, she wrote an open letter for Broadly. "If you're worried about racial violence love your neighbor more than you've ever tried to before — no matter what they believe or who they voted for," part of her letter read. "If you're afraid of a wall putting us all into another recession then organize and stand against it."
Despite those who were devastated and dumbfounded over Trump's win, Lawrence tried to empower those to never give up and fight for what's right, just like Hillary Clinton would. She wrote on Broadly:
But like Hillary, you can still be an inspiration and get important things done. Do not let this defeat you — let this enrage you! Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn't have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman — don't be afraid, be loud!
If you're against Trump's ban, take Lawrence's passionate words to heart and don't afraid to "be loud!"