Celebrities including Amy Schumer and Alexa Chung are not happy with President Donald Trump. These celebrities have launched a coordinated campaign urging Ivanka Trump to speak out against the effects of the Trump administration’s family separation policy and to call for the resignation of the secretary of homeland security Kirstjen Nielsen.
Ivanka Trump recently gave her view on the child separation policy adopted by the White House for the first time. While many have called the policy inhumane, Trump’s assessment was that it was more like a bad day at the office. Describing the policy as “a low point for me”, she added that she was “vehemently against family separation” but that immigration is “incredibly complex as a topic”.
Since then, celebrities who Trump follows on Instagram have been using their profiles to remind her that hundreds of children remain separated from their parents. An identical post has been shared by key figures in the fashion industry, including Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne, as well as comedian Amy Schumer and author Sophia Amoruso.
“Dear Ivanka, You follow me on social media,” the post begins. “You said family separation was a ‘low point’ for you. The low point is for the separated families. You spoke in past tense. This crisis is ongoing. As of now, 572 children have not been reunited. A child has died after separation.”