January 29, 2017 @ 7:23 PM
By Nicholas Hautman
Ashton Kutcher slammed Donald Trump’s refugee ban on Twitter on Sunday, January 29, pointing out that his wife, Mila Kunis, emigrated from her native Ukraine to the United States in the early ’90s.
“My wife came to this country on a refugee visa in the middle of the Cold War! My blood is boiling right now!” the Ranch actor, 38, tweeted. “We have never been a nation built on fear. Compassion that is the root ethic of America. Our differences are fundamental 2R sustainability.” (Kutcher also gave an impassioned speech at the Screen Actors Guild Awards later that night – watch what he had to say in the video above!)
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend the 2016 ‘Billboard’ Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 22, 2016. Kunis, 33, was born in the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi and grew up in communist Russia. In 1991, when she was 7 years old, Kunis immigrated to Los Angeles with her parents, Mark and Elvira, and her older brother, Michael.
“My parents both had amazing jobs, and I was very lucky,” she told The Telegraph in September 2011. “We were not poor when we lived in Russia, whereas most people were very unfortunate. My parents thought that my brother and I would have no future there, though, so we moved to the United States.”