Anne Hathaway Speaks Out Against 'Muslim Ban'


Anne Hathaway came back to Instagram on Monday to voice her opposition to the Syrian refugee ban.

The 34-year-old actress announced at the beginning of the year that she was "taking a pause" on Instagram and Facebook.

But she was dragged back to the platform when she heard about Donald Trump's controversial executive order, which indefinitely bans refugees fleeing the war in Syria from entering the US.

The order also bans the entry of all people from seven Muslim countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen) for 90 days, hence the order's nickname, "Muslim ban."

On her Instagram, Hathaway posted an image from the recent New York Times article "Anne Frank Today Is a Syrian Girl," along with an impassioned plea to welcome refugees.

She wrote,

Hathaway — who is currently filming the "Ocean's Eleven" spinoff, "Ocean's Eight" — is one of many celebrities who have spoken out against the ban.

Models Bella and Gigi Hadid, who are Palestinian-American, marched alongside "No Ban, No Wall" protestors in New York City over the weekend.


Many actors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night denounced the ban, including Ashton Kutcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mahershala Ali.

Whether all this support will do anything about the policy seems unlikely, but it's still nice to know celebrities are standing up for human rights.

Citations: Anne Hathaway Breaks Instagram Silence to Lend Her Support to Refugees: 'This Moment Cannot Be Met with Silence' (People)