Jennifer Lopez has always been loud and proud her roots and where she comes from. Although she grew up in the Bronx, the 48-year-old is a proud Latino and amid the tragic happenings that are taking place in America, J Lo has now spoken out on the matter. Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy has been pulling children away from their families who have crossed the border seeking a better life from dangerous happenings in Central America.
“Reading the news about the separation children from their families, I can’t help but think about my own children. I cannot fathom a world where they would be ripped from my arms, taken to a place no better than a prison far from home,” Jennifer wrote on Twitter. “I feel we will never forget this moment in time. Bearing witness to these atrocities and that’s what they are, I can say for sure, remaining silent is not an option. As a Latino, and as you know very well, a proud Bronx born Puerto Rican American, we and the people all different races, roots, and culture have enriched this country. But the recent rhetoric and constant dismissal what we bring to the table has to stop. This is about basic human rights and decency.”
She later tells her 45.3 million followers to educate themselves on the matter and then “call your congressperson and demand an answer.”
“ITS ALL IN OUR HANDS. Supporting one another in these troubled times, we can remain on the right side history: the side where children are safe and in their parents arms. Act now, call now, speak now, LOVE now,” she said.