President Donald Trump’s plan to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military is stirring plenty of reaction in Hollywood.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Trump announced that he will ban transgender people from serving in the United States military in “any capacity.”
“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,” he tweeted. “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.”
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The proposed policy is a reversal of the Obama administration’s decision that would have allowed transgender individuals to serve.
Since then, celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Andy Cohen and Seth Rogen have spoken out about the news via Twitter.
“Are you TRYING to be an a**hole?” Cohen tweeted.
Meanwhile, Lovato sent out a message of support to the transgender community.
“I just want to tell the transgender community that I love you and you ARE supported no matter what. #ProtectTransTroops,” she wrote.
I just want to tell the transgender community that I love you and you ARE supported no matter what. #ProtectTransTroops
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) July 26, 2017
Rogen called out Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her previous tweet showing her support for the LGBTQ community.
“I’m starting to think they don’t know what these letters actually stand for,” he wrote.
Check out more responses below:
We should be grateful to the people who wish to serve, not turn our backs on them. Banning transgender people is hurtful, baseless and wrong
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 26, 2017
Those that tell me not to tweet politics because I’m an uninformed celebrity are the same people that voted for… an uninformed celebrity.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 2, 2017
Oh, just a reminder that this–NONE OF THIS IS NORMAL.
— Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) July 26, 2017
Every single trans person who has served or WILL serve in our military is braver, stronger & a better patriot & human than @realDonaldTrump
— zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) July 26, 2017
Donald: With your ban on trans people from the military, you are on notice that you just pissed off the wrong community. You will regret it.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 26, 2017
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Last June, ET sat down with the always outspoken Stacey Dash, who said the trans rights movement had started to “infringe upon [her] rights too much,” and that transgender people should pee in bushes.
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