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Ashton Kutcher Slams Trump's Ban At Awards Show (Video)

| by David Bonner

Actor Ashton Kutcher was the first of many Hollywood celebrities to condemn President Donald Trump's immigration ban during the SAG Awards on Jan. 29 (video below).

Kutcher served as the master of ceremonies for the awards show, which is named for the Screen Actor's Guild and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, reports TMZ.

"Good evening fellow SAG-AFTRA members, and everyone at home, and everyone in airports that belong in my America," Kutcher said. "You are a part of the fabric of who we are, and we love you and we welcome you." Then, on a less serious note, he said, "We also welcome you to the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards."

Vanity Fair reported on the critical remarks made at the awards show. “I am the daughter of an immigrant,” said comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus while accepting her award. “My father fled in Nazi-occupied France, and I am an American patriot and I love this country. And because I love this country, I am horrified by its blemishes -- and this immigrant ban is a blemish and it’s un-American."

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She went on to read a statement issued by the Writers Guild of America released earlier in the day. “It is both unconstitutional and deeply wrong to say that you cannot enter our country because of where you were born or what religion you were born into," the statement read in part.

Actor William H. Macy also had a more humorous comment when he accepted his Best Actor award for his portrayal of a drunken and hopelessly immoral character, Frank Gallagher, on the show "Shameless." He thanked Trump for making Gallagher "seem so normal."

Actor Bryan Cranston, best-known for his role as the homicidal meth dealer in "Breaking Bad," also kept his remarks humorous while accepting his award for his portrayal of former President Lyndon B. Johnson. He speculated that if LBJ were to give Trump some advice, he would say, "Just don’t piss in the soup that all of us gotta eat."

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Sources: TMZ, Vanity Fair / Photo credit: TechCrunch/Wikimedia Commons

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