Ashton Kutcher supports airport immigration protests in 2017 SAG Awards opener

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Ashton Kutcher used his platform as the host of the 2017 SAG Awards on Sunday to share a message of hope and support for Americans who flooded airports in order to protest President Trump's immigration ban this week.

The 38-year-old actor kicked off the show by letting actors go around the room and explain why they are an actor. Then he took over and told the audience:

"I am a citizen of the world. I am a professional liar. I play pretend for fun. I am afforded the opportunity to show the ugliest, most fearful part of myself."

He continued, "Good evening to everyone in airports that belong in my America. You are a part of the fabric of who we are and we love you and we welcome you. We also welcome you to the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards."

Then he started to joke about the show being all about actors -- aka, "People who usually just like attention."

Kutcher's statement was just the first of many political statements throughout the evening. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mahershala Ali, William H. Macy, and Viola Davis also offered sentiments about the current state of political affairs.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Salma Hayek speaks onstage during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_014 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images )
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been shot in black and white. Color version not available.) Actors Anthony Anderson (L) and Mahershala Ali attend The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_010 (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TNT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actors Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attend The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Cocktail Reception at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_014 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TNT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor John Krasinski speaks onstage during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_014 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images )
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: 'Orange Is the New Black cast members, winners of the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series award, pose in the press room during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_008 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(L-R) Actors Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Finn Wolfhard speak onstage during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Uzo Aduba, winner of the Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series award of 'Orange Is the New Black,' pose in the press room during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor William H. Macy accepts Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for 'Shameless' onstage during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_014 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images )
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: (L-R) Actors Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Amy Adams pose during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_011 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TNT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus attends The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_016 (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for TNT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actors Michelle Dockery (L) and James Marsden speak onstage during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actors Viggo Mortensen (L) and Kathryn Hahn speak onstage during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Danielle Brooks, winner of the Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series award of 'Orange Is the New Black,' pose in the press room during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
(L-R) Actors Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Finn Wolfhard speak onstage during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Bryan Cranston wins Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for 'All the Way' during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_014 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images )
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Producer Harvey Weinstein attends The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_009 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TNT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: (L-R) Actors Octavia Spencer, Gwendoline Christie and Janelle Mon� pose during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_011 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TNT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Taraji P. Henson poses during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_011 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TNT)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: General view of Natalia Dyer during TNT's 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards pre-show viewing in Times Square on January 29, 2017 in New York City. 26592_019 (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for TNT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actors Jenifer Lewis (L) and Taraji P. Henson pose during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_011 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TNT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actors Jeffrey Tambor (L) and Sophia Bush attend The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Cocktail Reception at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_018 (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for TNT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Lily Tomlin (L) accepts the 2016 SAG Life Achievement Award from actor/singer Dolly Parton onstage during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_014 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images )
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been shot in black and white. Color version not available.) Actor Diane Guerrero attends The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_010 (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TNT)
Actor Mahershala Ali walks accepts the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Moonlight' during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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