Sunday, February 19, 2017

George Takei ties Day of Remembrance with the Muslim ban

ACTOR GEORGE TAKEI, who spent part of his childhood behind the barbed wire of an internment camp, has not been bashful when expressing his views about President Trump's attempts to place travel restrictions on refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-dominated countries.

On this day (Feb. 19), the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he goes on Youtube to share those views.

Takei's childhood experiences formed the basis of his historical musical, Allegiance, that was performed on Broadway. 

He is best-known for his portrayal of helmsman Hideki Sulu on the classic Star Trek television series.

Since then, he has become a social justice advocate on a number of issues including LGBTQ concerns and a social media star where he is followed by millions of fans.