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
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
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.