Lakshmi tweeted a photo of her Independence Day pie, decorated 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 cookbook author also shared this image of herself with said pie:
Lakshmi on Wednesday shared this photograph of migrants 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,” the caption read.
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.