Oscar winner John Legend has urged Hollywood to stand up against Donald Trump’s executive order imposing strict travel restrictions on people from seven countries .
The singer-songwriter made the call at a glamorous ceremony for the Producer Guild Awards in Beverley Hills, as it emerged visa holders and refugees had been refused admission within hours of the decree being signed.
“We are the voice, the face of America. Our America is big, it is free and it is open to dreamers of all races, all countries, all religions,” Legend said.
“Our vision of America is directly antithetical to that of President Trump and I want specifically tonight to reject his vision and affirm that America has to be better than that.”
Legend was introducing a clip of the musical La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, which is among the favourites to be honoured at the Oscars.