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'Beauty and the Beast' Legend and Trump


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'Beauty and the Beast' Legend and Trump

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John Legend has
called on film producers to take a stand against what he calls US President Donald Trump’s ‘message of hate and fear.’ Legend performs a duet with American singer and actress Ariana Grande for the new film ‘Beauty and the Beast’: “I think in this time where we’re seeing a president Trump who has preached a message of hate and fear, division and exclusion, we as content creators and content producers have the power to tell different stories, stories that humanize people all over the world, humanise those who are marginalised, humanise refugees and immigrants. This nation is a nation of immigrants,” explained Legend and added:“I believe in what the statue of liberty says about brining people from all over the world here, people who may have experienced a lot of difficulty, people who are feeling war and oppression and America should continue to have our arms open to them and I think producers have the responsibility to help stories about that get told as well.”

Emma Watson plays Belle with Dan Stevens as Beast, the film also features Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.

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