Ashton Kutcher Opened the SAG Awards with a Protest of the Refugee Ban

"You are a part of the fabric of who we are and we love you and we welcome you."

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Ashton Kutcher opened the SAG Awards with a bold statement against Donald Trump's immigration ban. His opener directly addressed the issue and set the tone for the show, during which many other celebrities, include Sarah Paulson (opens in new tab)Julia Louis-Dreyfus (opens in new tab), and Mahershala Ali (opens in new tab) touched on the current political climate.

"Good evening, fellow SAG members and everyone at home and everyone in airports that belong in my America," he said in his opening remarks. "You are a part of the fabric of who we are and we love you and we welcome you."

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Earlier today, Kutcher took to Twitter to speak out against the immigration ban and share his wife, Mila Kunis' very personal connection to the issue.

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"My wife came to this country on a refugee visa in the middle of the Cold War! My blood is boiling right now!" he wrote. "We have never been a nation built on fear. Compassion that is the root ethic of America. Our differences are fundamental 2R sustainability."

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