Jodi Foster and Micahel J. Fox teamed up to lead an anti-Trump rally. Many topics were discussed, but the predominant takeaway was disdain for Trump’s immigration policies.
The United Voices rally was staged by Hollywood’s United Talent Agency instead of its usual pre-Oscars party.
Foster, a double Oscar winner, said she rarely spoke out in public but that it was now “time to show up”.
Back to the Future star Fox told the crowd “we are the lucky ones” and that he wanted to “share a bit of that luck” with refugees who want to enter the US.
“I believe that when so much good has been done unto you it’s natural to feel a sense of civic or even global responsibility,” he told the Beverly Hills rally.
“I consider myself an optimist and that can be a tall order at times for me personally, and more as I see a growing intolerance and lack of compassion and empathy in the world around us.
“But one’s dignity may be assaulted, it may be vandalised, it may be cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it’s surrendered.”
The Canadian-born star, who became a US citizen two decades ago, showed only relatively small signs of the Parkinson’s Disease he has lived with since 1991.
He added that he believed “in the power of the arts to change not just our hearts but the world”.
Two has been actors with millions of dollars that will never be affected negatively in their lives over immigration. Think about it. They’re not competing for manufacturing, labor, or tech jobs. These are actors at the end of their careers who now want to turn around and lecture Americans about morality? Give me a break.