Election season brings with it, every go around, an onslaught of gaffes and stupid ideas — this time heightened by the presence of Donald Trump — as well as an abundance of celebrities sharing their two cents — this time heightened by the presence of Donald Trump.
Though we're still more than a year out from the actual election, plenty of stars have already completely disavowed the current Republican frontrunner.
It's not like it should surprise anyone, but Lady Gaga made her feelings about Donald Trump very clear during this fan interaction.
Ricky Martin penned a scathing op-ed for Univision saying Trump's attacks against Hispanic Americans make his "blood boil." The Puerto Rican singer was responding in particular to Trump's treatment of Jorge Ramos, a journalist for Univision, who was kicked out of a Trump press conference after he confronted Trump on his views about immigration and citizenship. However, Martin's op-ed is critical of all of Trump's views on Hispanics, especially his belief that the 14th Amendment, which grants U.S. citizenship to all babies born in America, is unconstitutional. Martin writes that Trump's strategies of "xenophobia as a political strategy" and "say[ing] atrocities and lies to remain relevant" are abhorrent.
Matt Damon's tone was less angry and more hurt when he discussed Trump's views on immigrants in an interview with EFE. Damon, whose wife Luciana Barroso was born in Argentina, called Trump "xenophobic," "disgusting," and "dehumanizing." Damon says he and his family watched the first GOP debate, in which Trump advocated for deporting 11 million immigrants and building a 1,900 mile wall to prevent further immigration into the country, together. "He is talking about anyone who lives south of our border in inhuman terms," Damon said. "He is talking about my wife, my daughters."
Bryan Cranston's comments that Donald Trump's behavior was "refreshing" caught him more than a little flak. But he was careful, when speaking with the Nerdist podcast, to clearly state that he does not support the TV personality. "There’s something so refreshing about shaking up that world that is all about being handled, and here comes this loose cannon who has terrible ideas and would be a horrible president, but there’s something great about his ‘I-don't-give-a-s--t' attitude that really kind of keeps others honest," Cranston said.
Arguably Colombia's best export, Shakira is, unsurprisingly, not a fan of Donald Trump either. In a series of tweets she called him and a speech of his "hateful and racist." "No one living in this century should stand behind so much ignorance," she wrote.
No one living in this century should stand behind so much ignorance. 2/2 http://t.co/jsx0KHdmzO— Shakira (@shakira) June 30, 2015
Eva Longoria borrowed a page out of Trump's own book, going in on the sentient toupée by comparing him to Adolf Hilter. Asked her response to Trump's accusation that Mexican immigrants are either rapists or drug dealers, Longoria said she'd initially declined to comment so as not to "bring more attention to the original comments." She did say though, "What I think he doesn't understand and what people don't understand is words create emotional poison. … Hitler moved a nation with words, just words."
After Trump used "Rockin' in the Free World" at his campaign announcement, Neil Young, who is typically an advocate of rockin' was decidedly not having it. "Donald Trump was not authorized to use ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement," Young's manager said in a statement. "Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States Of America." Bernie Sanders is free to rock.
Take a gander at Rob Schneider's Twitter and you can't get too far without seeing some sort of diss to Donald Trump. Schneider's specific issue with Trump — as should be most everyone's — is his views on immigration; Schneider's wife Patricia is from Mexico.
Dear Donald Trump, My daughter is half Mexican. It seems like her only "problem" is that she speaks 2 languages and she's not even 3!— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) June 17, 2015
Schneider is also not thrilled about Trump's complete lack of experience.
DonTrump's Experience,"none of the other candidates have a tv show!The economy? I own 13 hotels.Foreign diplomacy? I own a hotel in Waikiki!— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) June 20, 2015
Flo Rida was just one of several people involved with the Trump-owned Miss USA pageant who pulled out following Trump's offensive comments about immigrants. The rapper, who was scheduled to perform, was not a part of the show which took place last month. In addition, the pageant's co-hosts Cheryl Burke and Thomas Roberts both pulled out, as well as the show's judges Emmitt Smith, Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott, country singer Jessie James Decker, E!'s Terrence Jankins, and former Miss Universe Zuleuyka Rivera.
Singer Becky G, who has Mexican heritage, uploaded a song called "We Are Mexico" to her YouTube page, writing in the description, "This is for you Donald Trump." You tell him, you tiny little angel.
BUT NOT EVERYONE IS A HATER
No worries, Trump supporters, The Donald does have a couple celebrity endorsements: firstly, that of noted drug addict and wife beater Charlie Sheen, who's said he would be honored to be Trump's vice president. (We should point out that Sheen's real name is Carlos Estévez and he is of Spanish heritage.)
dear O. Wilson they took ur comment out of context! I'm honored! thank u! If Trump will hv me I'd be his VP in a heartbeat! © #TrumpSheen16— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) August 27, 2015
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, whose wife Gisele Bündchen immigrated to America from Brazil, has also endorsed Trump, saying that "it would be great" were he elected.
Donald Trump has also received the endorsement of former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke.
(This story was originally published on August 28, 2015.)