President Donald Trump unveiled proposed budget cuts on Thursday that has garnered celebrity reaction on social media.
The proposal called for the elimination of funding for the National Endowment of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Cooperation for Public Broadcasting, which supports programs, including PBS and NPR.
In turn, the cuts would help provide funds for defense spending.
Several Hollywood personalities immediately took to Twitter where they spoke out against the proposed budget cuts.
After all the wars are fought what remains are people, art, nature and culture. Trump can try but he cannot cut us out of the picture.— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) March 16, 2017
It seems insane to have to defend the arts but here we are. The #RighttoBearArts is what makes us great. Without science & arts who are we— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 16, 2017
Without the arts in America all we have is... Trump. https://t.co/EHEtlZ05r8— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) March 16, 2017
Trump has not responded to the celebrity reaction.
Ignorant, unskilled, sick, hungry, cruel and violent—what Trump's budget would do for America https://t.co/emMP7KLNYb— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) March 16, 2017
Trump cutting funding to SESAME STREET but Melania has all the taxpayer money she needs to stay in her penthouse in NYC. #JusticeForBigBird— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 16, 2017