George and Amal Clooney were invited to the royal wedding, but were unable to attend due to a prior commitment Amal had made to speak at at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. With the couple so dedicated to their work in humanitarian causes, they decided not to attend the star-studded wedding event.
In the meantime, Clooney also attended another similar event to his wife in Los Angeles on Friday: Variety's Power of Women event.
According to the Independent, the actor introduced himself as "Amal Clooney's husband" in honor of the occasion, turning the tides on female celebs who are often introduced as "so-and-so's wife."
But while he started on a joking note, he had a serious message to share with his audience. As many celebrities have been doing lately, Clooney decided to make a comment on the current political climate in the U.S. He used his speech to warn against the "fear of Muslims, immigrants and strong women" that Donald Trump and his administration are currently championing.
Clooney cautioned that the country will be on the wrong side of history if it "continues to be scared of what made it great." The actor feels that the continued verbal assault on these groups by the president have created an atmosphere of fear and animosity.