Ashton Kutcher supports airport immigration protests in 2017 SAG Awards opener


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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