Big Bang Theory Actor Simon Helberg Shows Support For Immigrants At SAG Awards 2017
The Big Bang Theory actor Simon Helberg and his wife Jocelyn Towne took to the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards to make a statement against the recent immigration ban that’s hit America.
Arriving at the SAG’s red carpet looking suave and ready for the night ahead, Helberg held up a simple yet powerful sign saying ‘immigrants welcome’ as he smiled next to his wife of 10 years.
Jocelyn, who co-directed films I Am I and We’ll Never Have Paris alongside her husband, also wrote the words ‘let them in’ across her chest as the pair united against the recent law on banning immigration brought in by President Donald Trump.
They were the first famous couple to confront the issue at the 2017 event, but more Hollywood celebrities joined in and spoke out against Trump’s very controversial decision to ban flights coming in to the USA from seven, mainly Muslim countries.
Ashton Kutcher opened the awards show with a speech in support of immigration.
He addressed the millions watching, saying,
Good evening, fellow SAG-AFTRA members, and everyone at home, and everyone in airports that belong in my America,” he said. “You are a part of the fabric of who we are. And we love you and we welcome you.
It’s clear that the That 70’s Show actor is passionate about the issue, with his wife and former co-star Mila Kunis coming over to America on a refugee visa from Ukraine. He tweeted his frustration earlier in the week when Trump’s decision was announced:
My wife came to this country on a refugee visa in the middle of the Cold War! My blood is boiling right now!
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) January 29, 2017
Other celebrities have been expressing their concerns over the 45th President’s decision, with model sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid marching at the #NoBanNoWall protest over the weekend.
Gigi, 21, and Bella, 20, came together to show their support for immigrants holding up a powerful sign that read ‘We Are All Humans’ and highlighted the various religions that make up the population.
The Hadid sisters aren’t new to protesting, with them both making appearances at the highly publicised women’s marches earlier this month.