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.

Meghan Markle conforms to royal dress code for first Ascot appearance
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.

Sessions: harsh migrant policy aims to end 'lawlessness'
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.

USA rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo die in separate shootings
A BMW sits idle after reports of a shooting in Deerfield Beach involving Broward rapper XXXTentacion on Monday, June 18, 2018. U.S. rapper XXXTentacion has died following a shooting in South Florida, the Broward County Sheriff's Office has confirmed.

Related News:

  • England make world record ODI cricket score against Australia

    England make world record ODI cricket score against Australia

    However, it did not top the White Ferns' women's ODI record of 490-4 set in their first ODI against Ireland on June 8 in Dublin. Defeat in any of the remaining games in the series will mean Australia have lost five ODI series in succession.
    Shaquille O'Neal Warns Lebron James Against Chasing Championships

    Shaquille O'Neal Warns Lebron James Against Chasing Championships

    And if a trade were to go down, it would have be done after the Cavs make their pick at the No. 8 spot. But with last week's trade request, the NBA's annual offseason game of dominos is officially underway.
    Children Separated From Parents At Us Border Sob, Wail Desperately

    Children Separated From Parents At Us Border Sob, Wail Desperately

    However, critics point out that the administration can simply end the "zero-tolerance" approach. "Let's solve it", Nielsen said . Customs and Border Protection where children taken from their parents are housed. "This is nothing short of torture".
  • Trump calls for US$200B more tariffs on China; US futures drop

    Spokesman Geng Shuang told a press briefing that the U.S. should "stop its damaging words and deeds". The move would be the largest blow in the tit-for-tat tariff fight between the U.S. and China.
    Zookeeper's heartfelt tribute after the death of world's oldest orangutan

    Zookeeper's heartfelt tribute after the death of world's oldest orangutan

    She had been at the zoo since 1968, and was officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the oldest of her species in 2016. Nearly all (94 per cent and 97 per cent) of the primate populations in these countries are in decline.
    How to Help Children Separated From Their Families at the Border

    How to Help Children Separated From Their Families at the Border

    Perhaps a bigger obstacle is that Republicans , now in control of Congress, have been deeply divided on immigration. By this April, Sessions announced a plan: The U.S. would have " zero tolerance " for illegal crossings.
  • Tributes paid to 3 London graffiti artists killed by a train

    Spray cans have been found near the scene where three men died after being hit by what is believed to be a freight train . On social media, friends paid tribute to the trio, who used the tags Kbag, Lover and Trip.
    Australian PM steps into World Cup streaming row

    Australian PM steps into World Cup streaming row

    But its coverage of the world's biggest sporting event in Russian Federation has been beset by technical difficulties. Mr Lew said it was important that fans were offered "a failsafe back up".
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Relationship With Thomas Markle Is 'Fractured'

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Relationship With Thomas Markle Is 'Fractured'

    Two days before the royal wedding , Meghan Markle issued a statement to say he would not be attending. Apparently the Duke of Sussex is "open" to Brexit and that Trump should be "given a chance".
  • U.S. expected to withdraw from United Nations human rights council

    Trump's administration, led by UN Ambassador Nikki Haley , has been threatening to leave the council for months. She has also called for ways to expel members of the council that have poor human rights records themselves.
    FPJ's dream XI predictions for Russian Federation  and Egypt

    FPJ's dream XI predictions for Russian Federation and Egypt

    Whereas, Salah's absence in the first match turned out to be advantageous for Uruguay, who beat Egypt by 1-0. At the weekend he needed the help of three team-mates to put a shirt on during a training session in Grozny.
    Not-so-sweet Dunkin Donuts sign

    Not-so-sweet Dunkin Donuts sign

    Gillian Morley a news producer at WBAL-TV posted a picture of the sign on Twitter and it seems the world is not happy. Anyone who did so was eligible for a free coffee and pastry.

Most liked

Artem Dzyuba secures second win for Russian Federation with victory over Egypt
Left-back Yuri Zhirkov trained individually on Sunday because of a minor ankle problem but is likely to be passed fit. The Pharaohs are still desperately seeking a first World Cup win in what will be their sixth game at the finals.

Red Bull F1 team to use Honda engines from next season
Honda has supplied Red Bull's sister team Toro Rosso this year and will continue to do so until 2020 under the terms of a deal struck last year.

Dries Mertens scores screamer for Belgium against Panama
And then, within two minutes of the restart, all Panama's good work was undone by a piece of brilliance from Mertens. Captain Roman Torres almost gifted Eden Hazard a goal minutes later, but the Chelsea man shot into the side netting.

A new royal baby has arrived
Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Tindall just welcomed her second child on Monday, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Tuesday. The couple, who Wednesday in 2011, already have a four-year-old daughter, Mia. "The weight of the baby was 9lb 3oz".

Alpha Xbox Insiders Can Try the New Avatar Editor Today
You'll be able to choose from a range of backgrounds, poses and angles to get a Gamperic that's completely personalised for you. The total number of possible colour combinations that can be used on a single item is nearly eighty octillion.

Pittsburgh rapper killed in double drive-by shooting
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said Wopo was pronounced dead at 5:56 UPMC Presbyterian Hospital on Monday. Wopo had been a shooting victim on two different occasions prior to his passing, and served time in jail for drug charges.

Grandma attacked, kills bobcat with bare hands
Like this story? Share it with a friend! "He's biting the daylights out of me and I'm thinking I can't let him go", Phillips said. Phillips is being treated for the rabies infection, treatments that cost almost $10,000 per shot, and she needs 10 of those.

Five dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in Texas
Both sides of Highway 85 were closed. "It is a major problem". "Every day, my deputies are getting into pursuits", he said. "The others were being smuggled", Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said, the San Antonio Express reported .

Location data leak in Google Home, Chromecast is being patched
Now, the company plans to push an update to Google Home and Chromecast devices in mid-July which should fix the problem. They could use your location "to lend credibility to the warnings and increase their odds of success", Young said.

Best Buy offers the Pixel 2 XL for $400 off
In fact, if you look at the live shots linked above, youd be hard pressed to recognize that this isnt a Pixel 2 XL from the back. Ice Universe of Weibo and Twitter fame is mostly known for his Samsung leaks, but he just shared a Pixel 3 XL image on Twitter.

Harry Kane sends message to fans on Twitter after England brace
With Hassen forced off through injury, substitute keeper Ben Mustapha was called to action and produced a stunning display. The star striker has been directly involved in 11 goals in his past eight games for England (10 goals and one assist).

Root returns for T20Is against Australia and India
Jos Buttler is a T20 specialist as the home side is expected to rule both India and Australia on the basis of their recent form. The approach has worked in their favour a lot as the side includes a lot of promising youngsters as well.

Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger Seen Having a Picnic Together in New Photos
And when Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are photographed in the same frame, the Internet is going to start talking. And we're finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another.

Greece, Macedonia ink deal to end name row
However, the deal still has to be approved also by citizens in a "yes" or "no" referendum that will be called in autumn. Greece and Macedonia on Sunday signed a deal to resolve a decades-old dispute concerning Macedonia's name.

Disney Expected To Up Their Fox Studios Bid
In April, Fox separately said it would fund Sky News for at least 15 years, even if Disney takes control of the business. Hancock will now consult formally with all parties for 15 days and views are sought by 5pm on Wednesday 4 July 2018.