Donald Trump’s Call For A US-Wide Muslim Ban – Music, TV, Film & Business Figures React

Yesterday night Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump hit headlines after he suggested “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”. The outcry from musicians, film stars and comedians has branded Trump a fascist and a hypocrite. Here’s a selection of the best comments.

Ellie Goulding is sure he won’t win

Sleaford Mods and Gary Linekar are no-nonsense about it

Ezra Koenig calls on people’s consciences

Azealia Banks is revoking his star sign

https://twitter.com/AZEALIABANKS/status/674550201680568320

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has a cosmic plan for Trump

Prescient psych outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra tweeted this apt statement hours before Trump’s comments

https://twitter.com/UMO/status/673773084504010752

Mark Ronson is optimistic that Trump won’t do well in the 2016 presidential elections

Billy Bragg and The Mountain Goats both applied appropriate nomenclature

Catastrophe star Rob Delaney was rather less formal

Charlotte Church invoked

Star Wars terminology

Michael Moore did a long, almost-worth-it joke

Arianna Huffington banned Trump from her website, The Huffington Post

Chuck D, Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos and Django Django all chose Hitler comparisons

Saturday Night Live‘s recent head writer, Colin Jost had a pop, just weeks after Trump’s controversial appearance on the show

Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh got… metaphoric

The Thick Of It writer Armando Iannucci gave his own political insight

Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds bigged up Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders

The Hunger Games‘ Jeffrey Wright was one of few actors to speak out

Radio 1 DJ Nihal investigated the awful impact the story has had on British Muslims

And classical pianist James Rhodes provided the depressing lols

And for context:

Here’s a map whose red dots shows the number of mass shootings committed by Muslims. The rest are in blue.

Here’s Trump with some rich Muslims.