Celebrities React to Trump's Ban on Transgender Troops

Celebrities React to Trump's Ban on Transgender Troops

Laverne Cox, Questlove, Kerry Washington and more.

Published July 26, 2017

Proving once again that he is easily capable of using real world issues to incite a social media frenzy, President Donald Trump has angered an overwhelming population of the social media community after tweeting his decision to ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military.

In an attempt to explain this shift in the country's military policy, Trump tweeted that his reasonings boiled down to "medical costs" and "disruption," which he is convinced transgender troops will introduce.

Take a look at the trio of tweets that started it all, below:

  1. Since the tweets made their rounds beginning early this morning, a social media storm almost instantaneously erupted, proving to be the absolute inverse from Barack Obama's administration's lifting of a ban that boasted a similar objective, just last year.

    See how celebrities ranging from transgender activists Laverne Cox and Janet Mock to actor/performers Gabrielle Union and Cynthia Erivo reacted to Trump's widely exclusive decision, below:

  2. Laverne Cox
  3. Russell Simmons
  4. Gabrielle Union
  5. Kerry Washington
  6. Janet Mock
  7. Danielle Brooks
  8. Cynthia Erivo
  9. Questlove

    Waking up to this.... #ShitIDontLike #HeGottaGo 🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫

    A post shared by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on

  10. Uzo Aduba
  11. Kamala Harris
  12. Ava DuVernay
  13. Zendaya

    Repost repost REPOST!!!#transrightsarehumanrights

    A post shared by Zendaya (@zendaya) on

Get more disappointing Trump news in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photos from left: CJ Rivera/FilmMagic, Gary Gershoff/WireImage)


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