When the news broke that Donald Trump would move take steps to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the reaction was mostly negative from the majority of the American people. As for the more liberal-leaning celebrities in Hollywood, they made sure to use their popularity and influence on social media to get their message across.

Trump and DACA

When DACA was first put into law by former President Barack Obama via an executive order in June 2012, it allowed millions of undocumented children brought to the United States by their parents the ability to stay in the country under several conditions.

Under DACA, the children were allowed to remain in the U.S. if they were in school, obtained a work visa, or served in the military. According to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services test in June 2016, nearly 850,000 applications had been filed at the time, with just under 90 percent being approved under the order. This has predictability divided the American people due to the politics surrounding the issue at hand, and was made a hot topic during the 2016 presidential election. On Tuesday, the White House announced that Donald Trump would end the program, while giving Congress six months to make changes that he could approve. As seen across Twitter on September 5, top celebrities were not pleased, including strong opposition from vocal Trump critics in author Stephen King and actor George Takei.

Taking to his Twitter account on Tuesday night was Stephen King who continued his social media attack on Donald Trump. "Trump is no leader. He has 2 default positions: 'Not my fault' (it's China's) or 'not my job' (DACA).

What a bitter joke he is!" King tweeted. The famous horror author has spoken out so strongly against Trump that the president blocked him on Twitter earlier this year.

Takei's Trump takedown

In addition to Stephen King, George Takei made sure to take several shots at Donald Trump over his decision to end DACA.

"Donald's decision to reverse DACA should not be surprising. He has no positive agenda, he simply longs to undo everything Obama accomplished," Takei tweeted. "Jeff Sessions says 'We are people of compassion' while announcing the end of DACA!? The American people are, sir, you and your boss are not," Takei added.

"In '41 the govt relocated 120K Japanese Amers to internment camps at huge economic & psychic cost.

Trump would deport 7x as many Dreamers," George Takei added. Not stopping there, the former "Star Trek" star thanked Barack Obama for his support of DACA. "Thank you Pres Obama for your eloquent rebuke of the DACA reversal. It's times like this when your compassionate leadership is sorely missed," he wrote.

Hollywood responds

While Stephen King and George Takei ripped into Donald Trump over DACA, they weren't the only ones who were angry at the news. "WHEN GOP LISTS ALL ATTRIBUTES A PERSON MUST HAVE 2 LIVE IN USA,CHECK EVERY BOX 4 DREAMERS, ‘CAUSE THEY’RE ALREADY ROCK’N THE AMERICAN DREAM," Cher tweeted out.

""This is a sad day for our country," Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said. "#DACA #Trump ruins the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people, after he cries crocodile tears about how much he loved them. PHONEY!!" Bette Midler tweeted out.

"Fu*king fu*k fu*kity fu*k you fu*king fu*ks #DACA #Republicans," actress Rose McGowan wrote." "I hope that by the time I have to explain Trump to my kids, they'll never have a frame of reference to understand how bad he really was," musician John Mayer added. The backlash continued as Donald Trump's move to end DACA went viral on Twitter and for mostly the wrong reasons.