Judd Apatow slams First Lady Melania Trump: "You support evil with your silence"
The border issues in America have inspired many who are not affiliated with the political sphere to speak out. One among them is Hollywood bigwig and a huge critic of the Donald Trump administration Judd Apatow.
The recent recipient of Judd's wrath was First Lady Melania Trump who tweeted, “A great visit with the King & Queen of Spain at the White House today. Queen Letizia & I enjoyed tea & time together focusing on the ways we can positively impact children.” It came with a photo of the said double date.
As is the case with most of Melania's statements, it seemed robotic and unempathetic at best, and Judd was quick to call her out on it. In response to this, the director/producer wrote, “You are part of an evil regime. You support evil with your silence,” adding, “You could have a major impact if you spoke your mind but you allow children to suffer by putting out pointless statements which request no hard changes. Shame on you.”
A constant criticizer of the current government and its policies, Judd recently also tweeted, "Trump doesn’t care about education or labor. He doesn’t want anyone to have rights he just wants to make corps richer so maybe they might throw someone a bone. He has never spoken about helping kids with student loans in any way. Quite the opposite. He is dismantling the US."
The recent outrage from Judd and many others are owing to President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “zero tolerance” policy has reportedly left over 2,300 children separated from their parents after crossing the southern border as a family.
Seth MacFarlane, the creator of 'Family Guy' and ''Orville' is also a vocal opponent of those in the White House currently and has announced his decision to not work with Fox Network anymore, because of their unfair coverage of the border issues. Judd, echoing his sentiments tweeted on Monday, "I haven’t worked with Fox since 2002. That family promotes evil ideas and greed and corruption. We all choose who to work with. I understand why that is easier for some than others but many powerful people are powerful enough to speak up to their bosses at a moment like this."
Paul Feig, who has partnered with 20th Century Fox to make films followed suit, tweeting, "I have made two films for 20th Century Fox and love the people in the movie and TV divisions. But I too cannot condone the support their news division promotes toward the immoral and abusive policies and actions taken by this current administration toward immigrant children."
Meanwhile, Steve Levitan, the co-creator and executive producer of ABC's 'Modern Family,' which is owned by Fox's TV studio, tweeted on Tuesday that he too will no longer associate himself with the conglomerate.