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X-Men and James Bond Actor Alan Cumming: Having An Anti-Immigration Stance is Racist

X-Men and James Bond actor Alan Cumming declared that having an anti-immigration policy stance is racist.

X-Men and James Bond actor Alan Cumming declared that having an anti-immigration policy stance is racist.

In an op-ed on NBC News promoting his cabaret show turned Audible book “Legal Immigrant,” Cumming blasted Americans who favor an anti-immigration policy stance.

Not only does he claim that having an anti-immigration policy stance is racist, but he decries Americans who are not connected with immigration as “self-hating.”

“So, from the outside — from a place like Europe — the idea that Americans are not connected to immigration and our immigrant pasts seems like we are denying ourselves. We sound very self-hating about the very notion of immigration, but we’re actually just confusing racism with a desire to fix the immigration system.”

He then makes it very clear that President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration are racist.

“I see that all the time: Things that are being said about immigration and the ideals of immigration are basically just being used as a thinly veiled form of racism. It’s so blatant.”

And he specifically mentions President Trump.

“The president himself actually said he doesn’t mind people coming from countries like Norway — white people; it’s the people from “shithole countries” he doesn’t want. It seems almost pedantic and obsolete to actually have to talk about the fact that it’s racism.”

The X2: X-Men United actor then states that President Donald Trump and his administration are deriding the contributions of immigrants.

“The contributions of all immigrants has been so derided by our present administration, so I felt that I needed to celebrate immigration rather than have it openly derided.”

Cumming then gets into promoting his cabaret show and Audible book before concluding his op-ed by declaring that President Trump and his government are brainwashing Americans.

“This government is trying to brainwash its citizens into believing that the very thing that has made America what it is and has made America great — immigration — is a negative thing. That is complete doublespeak. The idea that if you’re pro-immigrant, you’re anti-America, and if you’re anti-immigration, you are pro-America is completely wrong. That’s not just my opinion; if you stand back from it and look at the history of this country, you can’t deny that is the truth.”

He would share the op-ed on Twitter writing, “The racism behind anti-immigration rhetoric is palpable to every immigrant. Including me.”

Cumming played Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United, who was interestingly enough brainwashed and sent to assassinate the President of the United States by a rogue military leader attempting to subjugate mutants.

Cumming is no stranger to criticizing President Donald Trump. In September he noted he was dreaming of having Boris Johnson and Donald Trump go down at the same time.

Back in 2017, he made it clear he was part of the “#Resistance.”

He’s also described President Trump as an ignorant goat.

What do you make of Alan Cumming’s op-ed and comments on immigration?

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