Shakira is using her star power to raise her voice against the "Muslim Ban" that Donald Trump ordered and is currently being reviewed by the high courts. The Colombian singer penned an article for Time magazine where she says that the ban "is not just a U.S. issue, his is a human issue that has implications for all of us."
"This isn't just an attack on Muslims or refugees — this is an attack on all humans and in particular, the ones most in need of protection. Right now, worldwide, 28 million children have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by violence and terror," she wrote in the piece published online. "We have to be vigilant about letting bigotry and hatred creep into the mainstream or be rationalized under the guise of 'protecting our people.' If we accept blanket targeting towards Muslims, we can all be sure that other minority groups won’t be far behind, whether it’s by closing borders to other supposed 'dangerous' groups or trampling their human rights in other ways."
Shakira also added: "Latinos are our people. They don’t come to 'steal jobs' — they come seeking an opportunity to build a better life for themselves and for their children, which is what the U.S. has always prided itself on representing: opportunities. They are a huge part of the workforce that has contributed to making America the great country it is today."
The "Chantaje" hitmaker concluded her piece writing, "Let’s keep tipping the scales in favor of 'liberty and justice for all,' keep using our voices to lift up others and speak out for those whose voices have been stripped from them. I applaud all of you who have spoken out against the ban—keep up the good fight and never back down. #resist"
Read the full article here.