On Friday evening, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. A long list of musicians have expressed outrage at the order, including Rihanna, Questlove, Neko Case and Win Butler. Some have pointed out the hypocrisy of the decision, while others have called for direct action, including protest, electoral action and even impeachment.
Some are even using social media as a platform to raise money to fight Trump’s anti-immigrant policies. Grimes announced that she would match all donations to the Council for American-Islamic relations up to $10,000. (Donate here.) Sia also announced that she would match donations to the American Civil Liberties Union up to $100,000.
Read some of the reactions from those artists below. Treble stands with all of them in condemning the hateful and xenophobic actions of the Trump administration.
hey, i'll match all donations to CAIR up to $10,000. tweet a screencap of your receipt to me <3 anything helps <3 https://t.co/tNaqrxOm7a
— ?Gℜiꪔ⃕es ?ஐ (@Grimezsz) January 28, 2017
History Has Its Eyes On You. Know what is right. Know what is wrong. https://t.co/6qARFvJ7Bz
— T’questla (@questlove) January 28, 2017
Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2017
Steve Jobs father was Syrian and he was adopted in to an American family. This is absolute madness and completely against American interest
— win butler (@DJWindows98) January 29, 2017
Cowards. Hypocrites. https://t.co/9PwuGWmF0V
— colin meloy (@colinmeloy) January 29, 2017
Who's reading about Trump's executive orders to ban refugees & immigrants, on an iPhone? A device created by a Syrian immigrant's son ??♂️
— PHAROAHE MONCH (@pharoahemonch) January 29, 2017
the only sure way i can think of minimizing the amount of radical extremists in america would be to deport the one we just elected president
— speedy ortiz ÷ haunted painting 9.25.2020 (@sad13) January 29, 2017
These lumbering idiotic monsters just made the whole world, including America, a lot LESS safe.
— Ted Leo (@tedleo) January 28, 2017
Ok, when is the #ImpeachmentMarch ? I think we are REALLY gonna slay at that one. I'm ready.
— Neko Case (@NekoCase) January 29, 2017
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Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.