John Legend slams Paul Ryan over Father's Day tweet

John Legend and Paul Ryan

Normally, something as seemingly inane as a self-reflective Father's Day post wouldn't receive backlash. The singer captioned Ryan's tweet, saying, "Seriously, fuck you".

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently confirmed its zero-tolerance immigration policy, which has already torn thousands of black and brown children from their families.

In the caption, Ryan wrote that his "life changed the day I became a father". Liza, Charlie, and Sam are my highest priority. Earlier this week, Teigen took to Twitter on the president's birthday to criticize the immigration policy and explained that she and members of her family were donating $72,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Further illustrating his thoughts on the controversial border control measures, Legend followed his tweet to Ryan by retweeting a message from writer Saladin Ahmed that said, "If you think stealing someone's baby is a reasonable response to them crossing an imaginary line on the ground you are either brainwashed or a terrible person". "Wishing all of the dads out there a happy early [Father's Day]", Ryan wrote.

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In his words, "They were disappointed. and they both said, "Take care of yourself, we are really anxious about you". The royals are very complicated, but she can always rise to that occasion. "I apologized for it", he said.

The separations of immigrant families have touched a nerve with Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen.

"These actions are cruel, anti-family and go against everything we believe this country should represent".

Paul Ryan being proud to be a father and sending out a sweet Father's Day tweet to his children can be viewed as understandable.

The Washington Post also reported that the migrant children couldn't even be consoled after being separated from their parents because shelter workers were not allowed to "touch, hold or pick" them up. He pointed to the courts as to why families were being separated.

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He said without enforcing the laws, "we encourage hundreds of thousands of people a year to likewise ignore our laws and illegally enter our country".

The "zero tolerance" policy of separating families at the USA southern border was initially announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month, when he said the separation of families at the border would be enforced for those seen attempting to enter the US illegally, with parents taken into custody at a federal jail, while their children are taken into custody of the HHS.

"This is because of a court ruling", Ryan said.

The House plans to vote later this week on two immigration bills.

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