Published On: Wed, Jul 27th, 2016

Hollywood stars come out to sign anti-Trump petition

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LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: About a hundred Hollywood actors and music stars, from Lena Dunham to Moby, have signed a petition against what they say is the “hateful ideology” of Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump.

“We are a coalition of artists who, today, are joining millions of Americans in our commitment to defeat the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump,” the online pledge reads.

“We believe it is our responsibility to use our platforms to bring attention to the dangers of a Trump presidency, and to the real and present threats of his candidacy.”

Among others on board: actors Kerry Washington, Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette, Jane Fonda and Woody Harrelson, and music stars Russell Simmons, Michael Stipe and DJ Spooky.

Keen to throw a spotlight on potential threats posed by Trump, they warned that the billionaire real estate mogul “wants to take our country back to a time when fear excused violence, when greed fueled discrimination, and when the state wrote prejudice against marginalized communities into law.”

US voters, the group said, should “use the power of our voice and the power of our vote to defeat Donald Trump and the hateful ideology he represents.”

Americans will vote for president on November 8.

Khloe Kardashian Slams Donald Trump as Elizabeth Banks Likens Him to ‘Hunger Games’ Character

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The ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star doesn’t think Trump would make a good president, while Banks mocks his entrance to Queen’s song ‘We Are the Champions’ at the RNC last week.
Now you’ve got a hint at whom Khloe Kardashian will be voting for at the 2016 presidential election. The reality TV star has publicly declared that she’s not a fan of Donald Trump. During her appearance on Chelsea Handler‘s Netflix talk show “Chelsea”, she commented on the Republican nominee.

“I don’t think he would make a good president,” she said when asked if her momager Kris Jenner thought Trump would be fit for the presidency. Although she once worked with him when she appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice“, she said she didn’t enjoy it.

“I didn’t care to do ‘Celebrity Apprentice’. My mom made me do it,” she said. “I hated every minute of it. I was put in situations I would never be in in real life,” she continued, adding that she was “stressing myself out, and then dealing with [Trump] and about to be fired, I’m like, ‘F**k you. I don’t want to do this.’ ”

At a separate event, Elizabeth Banks also expressed her dislike towards Trump. The actress slammed the real-estate tycoon when speaking at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 26. She mocked Trump’s entrance at the RNC last week by copying him, walking on the stage applauding herself while Queen‘s song “We Are the Champions” played.

“I don’t usually say this about Donald Trump, but that was over the top,” she said on the podium. “I confirmed it right now. The Trump campaign is so hard up for money, I just bought that fog machine on eBay for thirty bucks. I don’t feel good about it.”

The actress also compared Trump to her “The Hunger Games” character, Effie Trinket. “Some of you know me from ‘The Hunger Games’, in which I play Effie Trinket – a cruel, out-of-touch reality TV star who wears insane wigs while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia,” she said. “So when I tuned into Cleveland last week, I was like, ‘Uh, hey, that’s my act!’ ”

Meanwhile, a bunch of other celebrities have joined a campaign to urge Americans to deny Trump the White House. Julianne Moore, Bryan Cranston, Kerry Washington, Mark Ruffalo, Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes and Macklemore are among more than 100 stars who support the movement which is part of MoveOn.org Political Action’s #UnitedAgainstHate campaign.

“We believe it is our responsibility to use our platforms to bring attention to the dangers of a Trump presidency, and to the real and present threats of his candidacy,” reads an open letter signed by the celebrities. “Donald Trump wants to take our country back to a time when fear excused violence, when greed fueled discrimination, and when the state wrote prejudice against marginalized communities into law …. Some of us come from the groups Trump has attacked. Some of us don’t. But as history has shown, it’s often only a matter of time before the ‘other’ becomes me.”

News Source Standard Media & ACE Showbiz

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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