George Takei Criticizes Virginia Mayor's Syrian Refugee Stance

The actor expressed his unhappiness on social media.

Takei, a well-known Japanese-American actor who was interned during the war and is currently starring in the Broadway musical "Allegiance," wrote an extensive post on Facebook in which he tells Democratic Mayor David Bowers: "You demonstrably have failed to learn the most basic of American civics or history lessons."

"The internment (not a "sequester") was not of Japanese 'foreign nationals,' but of Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens," Takei wrote. "I was one of them, and my family and I spent 4 years in prison camps because we happened to look like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor. It is my life’s mission to never let such a thing happen again in America."

He added, "We were judged based on who we looked like, and that is about as un-American as it gets."

He then invited the mayor to come see his show on Broadway.