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George Takei, Seth Rogen slam Trump’s transgender military ban

These celebs have some choice words for the president.


Kris Seavers


Posted on Jul 26, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 10:38 pm CDT

President Donald Trump drew strong criticism from the Hollywood community after his announcement Wednesday on Twitter that transgender individuals will be banned from serving in the United States military.

George Takei in particular tweeted scathing criticism of the president’s latest affront to the LGBTQ community.  

Takei addressed voters who may have seen Trump as an LGBTQ ally during his campaign, although his administration has indicated otherwise.

Other celebrities reacted with disheartened astonishment or anger, as well as support for the transgender community.

Candis Cayne, a trans actress, tweeted, “We have never asked for anything other than to live our life as our authentic self.”

Caitlyn Jenner, who has stated publicly that she voted for Trump, questioned the president’s promise to fight for LGBTQ rights.

James Corden and Seth Rogen pointed to Ivanka Trump’s June tweet in support of her “LGBTQ friends” and “LGBTQ Americans.”

H/T Hollywood Reporter

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*First Published: Jul 26, 2017, 6:50 pm CDT