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Thursday, January 19, 2017

10 Celebrities Who Support John Lewis' boycott of Trump

Besides all the Democrats who will officially boycott Donald Trump's inauguration. They include:
1. Stephen Colbert
2. Pink
3. Kathy Bates
4. George Takei
5. Cameron Esposito
6. Chloe Bennet
7. Dan Savage
8. Ava DuVernay
9. Mark Duplass
10. Andy Richter

-SJ Otto

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There are many famous people who Donald Trump has dissed. One of the most recent, happens to be civil rights activist and congressman, John Lewis. The whole feud started when Lewis did an interview with Chuck Todd for Meet the Press. There, he questioned the president-elect’s legitimacy.
It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” said Lewis. “I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected, and they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.” This led to Trump responding on Twitter, dissing the congressman only two days before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2017
mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2017
Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
This has pushed many people to take sides, especially since the feud isn’t over and Lewis is boycotting the inauguration along with many other members of Congress. Some people have criticized the congressman, but many more have defended him. His book, Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement sold out on Amazon after the heated interaction. Then there was the Twitter trend of #IStandWithJohnLewis.
Are you wondering what celebrities decided to stand with Lewis and why? Here are 10 celebrities who support John Lewis.
1. Stephen Colbert

I stand with legendary civil rights hero @repjohnlewis. And sometimes crowd-surf with him. pic.twitter.com/wUtobFDIDq
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) January 17, 2017
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert host probably would have acted like he sided with Trump if he still had his satirical show. However, he was genuinely supportive of Lewis on Twitter by sharing a GIF of the congressman crowd-surfing on Colbert’s show. The image was from Lewis’ appearance on the show when he was promoting his graphic novel series, March.
2. Pink

John Lewis, Donald Trump, and the Meaning of Legitimacy https://t.co/4jwAzhkmXx via @newyorker
— P!nk (@Pink) January 16, 2017
The singer didn’t use her own words to support Lewis, but shared an article that describes him as “the singular conscience of Capitol Hill.”
3. Kathy Bates
#Ihaveadream #IStandWithJohnLewis. Dr. King we need you more than ever. May your words and peaceful activism guide us in these dark times.
— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) January 16, 2017
The Oscar-winner gave some touching words about not only John Lewis, but Martin Luther King, Jr.

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