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Selena Gomez Says She’s Outraged Over Detention Center Facilities

Celebrity Shares Outrage Over Immigration Detention Centers Selena Gomez isn’t shy about sharing her opinions, whether it’s about Justin Bieber or the “toxic” effect of social media on her...

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Celebrity Shares Outrage Over Immigration Detention Centers

Selena Gomez isn’t shy about sharing her opinions, whether it’s about Justin Bieber or the “toxic” effect of social media on her generation. Now, Gomez is turning her eyes to detention centers for migrants along the Southern border. She addressed the issue on her Instagram account this weekend, calling the conditions in the detention centers–where migrants allegedly have no soap or toothpaste–inhumane and encouraged her followers to take a stand as well.

“Kids in cages! Sleeping on concrete floors with aluminum blankets! No access to simple dignities! How is this still happening??? It’s absolutely inhumane to treat anyone like this let alone children. I can’t even imagine what they are going through. We need to get this to finally stop! Don’t stay silent on this human rights issue,” Gomez wrote.

Gomez encouraged her followers to contact their representatives in Congress and tell them “families belong together” and “close the camps.”

Gomez isn’t alone in speaking out against the treatment of immigrants at the border. Last week, employees of the home-goods retailer Wayfair staged a walkout at the company’s headquarters after Wayfair agreed to provide children’s beds to a detention facility in Texas. Other celebrities, including fellow singer Rihanna, have urged their fans to get involved.

“You have to raise as much awareness and not just that, but just as a whole, as a nation, put all your heads and all your voices together and be as loud as possible,” Rihanna told The Root. “That’s the only way that politicians and the government actually listen when they feel like their country is as concerned as the matter is concerning.”

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