H`wood reacts to Trump's ban on Transgender Military Members

| Updated: Jul 27, 2017 20:23 IST

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): It seems like President Donald Trump has once again incited the wrath of Hollywood after effectively banning transgender people from serving in the US military. Celebrities like Lena Dunham, James Corden, Demi Lovato and others took to Twitter and showed their displeasure about the decision. Some of the reactions are: Author Janet Mock, tweeted, "shameful that trans folk are being used as scapegoats in another non-issue (military, bathrooms, etc) to distract from your shortcomings." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">shameful that trans folk are being used as scapegoats in another non-issue (military, bathrooms, etc) to distract from your shortcomings.</p>&mdash; Janet Mock (@janetmock) <a href="https://twitter.com/janetmock/status/890215139286429698">July 26, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The 'Star Trek' fame George Takei also responded on this decision by writing, "History shall record that you are not only the stupidest, most incompetent president ever, but also the cruelest and pettiest. #Shame." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump is banning all transgenders from the military. To those who believed Trump would be a friend to LGBTs, time to admit you were conned.</p>&mdash; George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) <a href="https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/890204649717997569">July 26, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Mia Farrow, who has been critical about Trump's earlier decisions, also took to Twitter to show her displeasure about the decision. She wrote, "no. My God. This must be challenged. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/890196164313833472." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">no. My God. This must be challenged. <a href="https://t.co/H9DBE4cmK7">https://t.co/H9DBE4cmK7</a></p>&mdash; Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) <a href="https://twitter.com/MiaFarrow/status/890202278480752640">July 26, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "I just want to tell the transgender community that I love you and you ARE supported no matter what. #ProtectTransTroops," tweeted singer Demi Lovato. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I just want to tell the transgender community that I love you and you ARE supported no matter what. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ProtectTransTroops?src=hash">#ProtectTransTroops</a></p>&mdash; Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) <a href="https://twitter.com/ddlovato/status/890226347687071748">July 26, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The 'Ride Along 2' star, Olivia Munn also shared, "If someone wants to serve our country & is brave enough to put their life on the line to defend it, who cares if they're transgender. #LGBTQ." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If someone wants to serve our country & is brave enough to put their life on the line to defend it, who cares if they&#39;re transgender. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LGBTQ?src=hash">#LGBTQ</a></p>&mdash; Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) <a href="https://twitter.com/oliviamunn/status/890232973320003584">July 26, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Talk show host James Corden, also criticised on his decision and tweeted, "Hey Ivanka, James here. Hope all is good, quick question, can you... Erm... Call your dad and have a talk. X." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hey Ivanka, James here. Hope all is good, quick question, can you... Erm... Call your dad and have a talk. X <a href="https://t.co/yiiL89J3Ap">https://t.co/yiiL89J3Ap</a></p>&mdash; James Corden (@JKCorden) <a href="https://twitter.com/JKCorden/status/890221559293460480">July 26, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The president stated that the U.S. government will not allow transgender people to "serve in any capacity" in the military, tweeting: "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military." Adding, "Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming...victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you." Meanwhile, in 206 Trump thanked the LGBT community by tweeting, "I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs." (ANI)

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