Musician and Chrissy Teigen devotee (who isn’t?), John Legend really came for Donald Trump’s recent immigration restrictions while presenting at the Producer’s Guild of America Awards (PGAs) in Los Angeles on Saturday.
“Los Angeles is the home of so many immigrants, so many creative people, so many dreamers, and those of us who work in this business have the privilege of shaping how the rest of the world perceives this country we love,” Legend is heard saying in a YouTube video of his presenter’s speech.
“We are the voice, we are the face of America. Our America is big, it is free, and it is open to dreamers of all races, all countries, all religions. Our vision of America is directly antithetical to that of President Trump. I want to specifically tonight reject his vision and affirm that America has to be better than that.”
But it wasn’t all sentiment and no action. Legend also called for the Hollywood elites gathered to help support the ACLU:
“But we came here tonight, and we also wanted to put our money where our mouth is. We made a donation to the ACLU and other organizations who are committed to fighting for freedom in the land of the free … There’s a lot of money and power in this room and I hope you all will use it for something good. Let’s all continue to stand up together for what is right.”
According to Billboard, the awards ceremony also saw Apprentice creator Mark Burnett get booed by the crowd while accepting an award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television for Celebrity Apprentice.