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Friday, December 11, 2015

George Takei Takes on Donald Trump - American Internment Camps

George Takei Invites Donald Trump to His Broadway Show to Learn About Japanese-American Internment 'Unless You're Chicken'



PEOPLE MAGAZINE | TIARE DUNLAP | DEC. 10, 2015


George Takei Invites Donald Trump to His Broadway Show 'Unless You're Chicken'


George Takei is throwing it down. 

On Wednesday, the actor and activist posted a video message to Donald Trump criticizing his recent remarks to TIME magazine about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. 

"Recently you told TIME magazine that you might have supported the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. You said it was a 'tough thing' and that you 'would have had to be there,' " Takei says. "Well, Mr. Trump, I was there and there's a way you can be too." 

Takei goes in to invite Trump to see his Broadway musical, Allegiance, which loosely based on his family's own experience of being evicted at gunpoint from their Los Angeles home and sent to internment camps in Arkansas and California.

"If you want to see how tough it was from the comfort of your seat, you can be there with us in the camps and see what it was like for families like mine who were unjustly imprisoned by a politics of fear much like the one you're campaigning on," Takei continued. 

On Monday, Trump called for the United States to ban all Muslims from entering the country – a proposal that has been met with opposition from both parties and elicited comparisons to the policy that brought about the interment of 110,000 Japanese-Americans following the attack on Pearl Harbor. 

"So, Mr. Trump, I'm throwing it down. Come see Allegiance. Unless you're chicken," Takei concludes with a wink.