Lakshmi decorated her Independence Day pie with an American flag and the phrase “Close The Camps.” In another tweet, she urged people to “contact your representatives tomorrow and demand they #CloseTheCamps.”
The award-winning India-born cookbook author also shared this image of herself with said pie:
Lakshmi on Wednesday shared this photograph of migrants who are being held at a makeshift detention center in Texas. Conditions inside some of the centers have been described as “appalling.”
“While you’re celebrating the 4th at a bbq, swimming in the pool & eating popsicles, these families are still here,” she captioned the image.
Lakshmi’s dish inspired others to make the same pie in protest:
She opened up to “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah about her own immigration story in March.