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.