'The Time cover he deserves': Julianne Moore, Kathy Griffin, and more react to powerful Trump immigration cover

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
“This is how this despicable human being feels powerful”: Celebs react to Time‘s Trump Welcome to America cover. (Photo: Getty Images)

Unlike the fake Trump Time magazine covers in the president’s golf clubs, the magazine’s new cover — featuring the president being forced to face an immigrant child — is very real, and it’s all over the internet today.


Julianne Moore, Kathy GriffinKatie Holmes, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Laura Dern are just a few of the celebrities who have shared the powerful image, which features a photo of a 2-year-old Honduran girl crying as her mother was being detained in McAllen, Tex. Although Donald Trump finally signed an executive order to stop ripping apart the immigrant families, and first lady Melania made a cameo at one of the detainment centers, what happens to the more than 2,000 being held is unclear — and there is a general fury about it all.

Actress Moore described it as “the @time cover he deserves” and urged her followers to “vote.”


Singer Vanessa Carlton wrote, “This is how this despicable human being feels powerful.”


Comedian Griffin shared it with a message about the sad state of our country under the president’s leadership.


Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi shared it with a quote from another story about the horrors of the situation.


Actress Olivia Wilde reminded her followers that with the thousands of kids still detained apart from their parents, “This is far from over.


And songstress Cyndi Lauper reminded people that “this is not ok.”


Many people have shared it without comment too because it’s just so powerful that it speaks for itself — Holmes, Ellen Page, and Kelly Osbourne included.

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore, who works for Getty Images, talked about snapping the photo of the child, which has become a well-circulated symbol of the immigration debate in the United States. “This one was tough for me,” said the photog, who regularly photographs immigrants crossing the border. “As soon as it was over, they were put into a van. I had to stop and take deep breaths. All I wanted to do was pick her up. But I couldn’t.”

Trump, of course, is obsessed with Time magazine — and not just because he paid one of his employees to create a fake Time cover, with his likeness, that he hung in at least five of his golf courses. Last year, he claimed he was asked to be the mag’s person of the year, but he took “a pass” because he was too busy (but not too busy to tweet about it). The magazine refuted his story, saying that’s not how it chooses people. The honor went to the “Silence Breakers,” who spoke out about sexual misconduct. He was the person of the year in 2016.



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