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Uber CEO Steps Down from Trump Council, Celebs React

Travis Kalanick has decided that he will step down from President Trump‘s economic advisory council following lots of backlash that included a #DeleteUber campaign.

The Uber CEO faced criticism after the president signed an executive order banning refugees and other immigrants from seven Muslim countries.

“Earlier today I spoke briefly with the president about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community,” Kalanick said in a statement. “I also let him know that I would not be able to participate on his economic council. Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that.”

Celebs like Jaime King and Billy Eichner are speaking out with their thoughts on Kalanick‘s decision. Read below!

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Celebrities React to the #DeleteUber Campaign

Uber users are not happy with the company following their decisions during the Muslim ban protests at JFK airport on Saturday (January 28).

During the protests, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance temporarily halted service to the airport in order to stand in solidarity with the protesters.

Uber, on the other hand, decided to eliminate surge pricing at JFK, which many saw as a way to capitalize on the lack of taxi service especially due to CEO Travis Kalanick‘s connection to Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, Lyft decided to also stand in solidarity with the protesters, sharing a statement expressing their disagreement with the new immigration policy and promising to donate $1 million to the ACLU.

While Uber released a statement saying it was not their intent to break the strike, many users have been urging others to delete the app following their actions.

“#ByeUber I can not support a company that backs hate. Soooooooo #ByeBitch deleting my account and canceling yo ass for EVERYTHING YOU STAND FOR!!! #togetherwestand #wethepeople #LOVEWILLWIN,” Taraji P. Henson wrote on her Instagram.

Other celebrities including Lena Dunham, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hannah Hart have spoken out.

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