30 Artists Responded To Trump's Refugee Ban With Powerful Drawings

People are up in arms about the proposed ban on refugees and green card holders in the United States. From former President Barack Obama, to businesses like Starbucks, hell, even Dale Earnhardt Jr. sympathized with Muslim refugees, saying that his ancestors traveled from Germany to escape religious persecution.

The refugee ban has resulted in countless protests and fervor that can be seen on social media.

And like any good protest, art is playing a huge part in the current ban of refugees and people all over the web are sharing painfully relevant and poignant works of art that speak to the current state of affairs.

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Trump Supporters Are Boycotting Starbucks For Hiring Refugees And Twitter Can't Stop Roasting Them

Following President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees from several Muslim-majority countries, outraged businesses have voiced their opposition to what they believe to be a discriminatory and damaging policy. Lyft, for example, pledged to donate $ 1 million to the ACLU over the next four years, and executives at Netflix, Apple, and Facebook have spoken out condemning the policy — citing adverse impacts on their companies’ talent pool. 

Starbucks is the most recent business to join the resistance to the immigration ban. On Sunday, CEO Howard Schultz announced that the coffee giant is committed to hiring 10,000 refugees at store locations worldwide

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“We are developing plans to hire 10,000 [refugees] over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business,” Schultz wrote in a statement released to Starbucks employees. “And we will start this effort here in the U.S. by making the initial focus of our hiring efforts on those individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel.”

Many Trump supporters, furious about the company’s decision, took to Twitter to encourage Americans to boycott Starbucks. 

The anti-Starbucks messages ranged from outrage over the hiring of refugees over veterans to fear that refugees would actually poison the coffee. 

Starbucks supporters, however, are roasting the hell out of the boycotters — criticizing their logic and bigotry. 

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Olympian Mo Farah Emotionally Speaks Out Against Donald Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning all travel from 7 Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. 

One of those countries is Somalia, where the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history was born. Mo Farah, who moved to the United Kingdom as a child, won two gold medals at Rio, and now lives in the United States. 

The problem? If he leaves, he might not be allowed to return. Students, green card holders, and people here on work visas are all being advised to stay in the country for the duration of the ban since there’s no guarantee they’ll get back into the country. 

The Olympian decided to take to Facebook to voice his displeasure, in a post that has been shared more than 100,000 times in just a few hours. He wrote:

“On 1st January this year, Her Majesty The Queen made me a Knight of the Realm. On 27th January, President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien.”

“I am a British citizen who has lived in America for the past six years – working hard, contributing to society, paying my taxes and bringing up our four children in the place they now call home. Now, me and many others like me are being told that we may not be welcome. It’s deeply troubling that I will have to tell my children that Daddy might not be able to come home – to explain why the President has introduced a policy that comes from a place of ignorance and prejudice.”

“I was welcomed into Britain from Somalia at eight years old and given the chance to succeed and realise my dreams. I have been proud to represent my country, win medals for the British people and receive the greatest honour of a knighthood. My story is an example of what can happen when you follow polices of compassion and understanding, not hate and isolation.”

Commenters were full of praise for the Olympian.

One wrote: “You have made me proud to be British on many an occasion. I hope we can make you proud of us by standing up against this great wrong being done to so many.”

Thankfully, a federal judge has granted a nationwide stay of removal for now, but we’re sure this saga is far from over. 

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Nationwide Protests Against Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Start Off Their First Day With A Victory

One day after Trump signed his executive order banning all travel from 7 Muslim-majority countries, citizens around the country flooded their local airports to protest and the ACLU was in court to argue that the executive order was unconstitutional and un-American.

Students, green card holders, and people here on work visas were all advised to not leave the country following the executive order, and people who were on airplanes on their way here were told they couldn’t enter once they landed.

This morning, protesters from all over the country flooded their local airports to express their concerns over the detainment of immigrants and refugees that were previously cleared to enter the country.

Governor Cuomo of New York released a statement in support of the protesters and detained refugees that were in JFK Airport.

The largest taxi union in New York City also voiced their concerns with Trump’s Muslim Ban, reminding him that they’ve been on the receiving end of government sponsored bigotry in the past.

Lawyers flooded JFK Airport to help those being detained.

And while the lawyers were hammering away, citizens in other states made sure to make their voices heard at their airports.

And then there was hope.

It’s worth noting that the stay will not affect people who haven’t already made their way here and that anyone planning on traveling is simply going to be prevented from doing so, as this affects people who were already in the air while the order was signed.

Many celebrities voiced their opinion on Trump’s ban, but some of the strongest voices came from Silicon Valley’s tech CEOs.

Airbnb.

Box.

Quip, a Salesforce company.

Slack.

And Twitter, including a tweet from CRO Jack Dorsey and the official Twitter account.

Netflix, Lyft, Uber, Apple, Google, Tesla, and a host of other companies joined in the condemnation of the grossly un-American order issued by Trump, and they have made it clear that they’re in it for the long haul.

Power to the people.

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This Photo Of Hillary Banning 'Make Ejaculation' Surrounded By Woman Makes A Powerful Point

One of the first executive orders that Donald Trump signed in his first few days as President was a bill that would remove federal funding from organizations abroad if they not only performed abortions or even talked to expecting mothers about it.

Many people noticed that there was a startling omission from Trump’s photo-op with the bill that would have life-changing impacts on women all over the world: there wasn’t a single woman in the photo.

The absurdity of the photo was lost on no one.

So French Feminist group 52 (because France’s population is 52% female) made a parody news article with an altered photo.

The headline reads: “Breaking news: it is now forbidden to ejaculate outside of procreation in the United States.”

A member of 52 spoke with BuzzFeed regarding the widely-shared image.

“It’s a joke….to ridicule something that boggles the mind: For centuries, it’s been men who dictate women’s bodies. Women are told what they should wear, what salary they’re entitled to… Trump has only just become president, and the first thing he does is take a step backward by signing this piece of legislation. This picture of the president shows very well how men get to dictate the rights women have…It really wound us up…On social media, some people pointed out the fact that one would ever see a photograph depicting a group composed exclusively of women signing legislature over what men are allowed to do with their genitalia. That was our starting point. We thought, Hey, why don’t we make such a picture?”

In case you were wondering, the original photo was taken when Barack Obama awarded the Congressional Medal to WASPs, a group of female WW2 fighter Pilots.

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52 was last seen protesting the yearly winter fashion sales in France, and they made a pretty awesome video about it.

Even their protest videos are art-house.

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Here's What It's Really Like To Be A Bouncer

While you probably spent many years of your youth viewing them as the muscular barriers between you and a night of underage drinking, bouncers are the unsung heroes of Saturday nights. 

Shockingly, dealing with crowds of intoxicated people hoping to get into a bar or club can isn’t always rewarding — but the gig usually results in good stories. 

Bouncers opened up to Whisper to share some of their best confessions about the job. 

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Bride Hilariously Surprises Groom During Their 'First Look' With T-Rex Costume

To say that marriage is an emotional experience would be a colossal understatement. You’re basically devoting the rest of your life to another person in the hopes of building an incredible life with them. 

It’s a huge step and one that’s usually celebrated with an epic party. And when you’re planning for your wedding celebration, you have to make sure everything is perfect. People go on crash diets and get all dolled up. When figuring out the ins and outs of the wedding, couples usually learn a lot about each other, specifically how they react to stressful situations.

Sometimes it can be a bit much, so letting out some steam becomes necessary.

Like this bride did when she trolled her groom-to-be by wearing a T-Rex costume for his “first look” at the bride.

“First Looks” usually happen when the couples get all glammed up for each other in their wedding regalia and then take photos to memorialize the beautiful moment when these two people realized the other has never looked so hot in their entire lives.

Jon Clark Weddings and Paul Seiler Photography captured the moment and talked about being accosted with the bride’s amazing idea:

“He told me the bride was thinking of doing a first look… in a T-rex costume. I knew we had to encourage this thought, and so, we did exactly that. This couple was so fun as you can tell, and it definitely was a dream wedding to shoot,” videographer Jon Murray said in an interview with Fstoppers.

First looks are usually a lot less hilarious and more sappy, in case you were wondering.

Basically me whenever I get home and see the dude at Taco Bell put in an extra crunchwrap supreme without charging me.

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People Used This Clever Code Word To Order Marijuana At Burger King

I love marijuana. I’m not going to lie about it. One of my favorite things in the world at the end of a productive month where I felt like I got a lot accomplished is taking an evening to myself after working out extra hard that day, queuing up two movies I’ve really wanted to see, getting a bunch of munchies together, toking up, and just eating and watching TV.

Now I have a decent amount of self-control most times, but when I’m high, it’s like a foodapocalypse. I will eat anything and everything in sight. It’s probably the number one reason why I blaze so infrequently.

But when I do, the food I get is extra junky, there’s something about fast food and pot that go so well together.

Something these Burger King employees knew all too well and used their fast food jobs as the perfect cover up for selling weed.

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Seacoast Online reported that two workers at the Epping Burger King, Meagan Dearborn and Garrett Norris would distribute marijuana through the drive-through. People would drive up and ask if “Nasty Boy” was working, which was Garrett’s awesome nickname.

If “Nasty Boy” was indeed, working, people would place an order for “extra crispy” french fries and get a separate coffee cup with weed in it with their order.


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Norris was arrested and charged with sale of a controlled drug and possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute. Assistant shift manager Dearborn was also arrested after being charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs and illegal possession of alcohol (she’s 19).

They were both released on $ 2,500 bail and have arraignments scheduled on February 22nd.


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Hopefully they get a cool ass judge who recognized clever business tactics when he sees them. Oh, and it’s not like they were selling heroin, it’s not like anyone’s ever overdosed on pot. Besides, how else are you going to enjoy BK’s gross food? (h/t seacoast online)

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Ted Cruz Trolls Sports Page That Made Fun Of His Senate Basketball Games

Ted Cruz had it pretty rough when he was fighting to win the GOP primary that ultimately went to Trump. He was constantly ridiculed and was made into several memes, the most popular of which likened him to the Zodiac Killer, up until the moment he admitted defeat.

Memes like this.

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And this.

When he lost, he remained defiant and stood up against Trump, who regularly insulted Cruz’s wife and family during the primaries. Just when the internet started showing their approval for a man who refused to debase himself to potentially secure a position if Trump were elected, he came out with a statement in support of Trump, brushing aside the insults and humiliation that the current president subjected him to, and even helped make phone calls to ensure people would come out and vote, which was remixed almost immediately because of how sad he looked in it.

Deadspin is a sports website that reports on literally anything related to sports, and they asked Twitter for pictures of Ted Cruz playing basketball after finding out the senator started holding a weekly basketball game for him and his buddies in senate to help them become better friends, noting that someone said he had a pretty good jumpshot but also terrible, horrible form.

Cruz himself was the first to respond and did so with a photo of Grayson Allen, a Duke basketball star that resembles Cruz enough for thousands of people to have taken notice.

Ted’s prize:

And our reward:

I’ve never met anyone that liked Ted Cruz, but today, the internet loved him, or at least his expert handling of the exchange.

Cruz had better hope that no one takes a photo of another senator dunking on him because Deadspin is more than ready to make a story out of it now.

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Dad Performs Adorable Duet With His Daughter Of This Classic 'Toy Story' Song

Whenever I think of the movie Toy Story, I think about that gross next door neighbor kid who tortured the toys and how every single neighborhood has a horrible menace like that roaming about.

Then I think of the iconic Randy Newman track in the film, “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.” In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, listen to this amazingness below.

Now it’s almost impossible to think that this iconic track could get even better. I mean just try listening to it and not think about your childhood or the first time you saw that amazing animation and started feeling bad for Woody and how he was no longer the subject of Andy’s adoration.

And just when you thought you couldn’t love that song anymore, this dad went and did a duet with his 3-year-old daughter.

Once Claire Ryann opens her mouth to sing, the song takes on a whole new meaning. How this dad and his baby girl made the song entirely their own is pretty incredible.

After their recording went viral, they performed it live, too.

 Little Claire, now 4-years-old, seems to have a penchant for singing Disney tracks. Here she is rocking The Little Mermaid’s “Part of Your World”.

Daddy-daughter duos are amazing.

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