It’s been well know for awhile that many celebrities support Hillary Clinton. In fact several of them have threatened to leave the U.S. if Trump won. Well now that the smoke has settled, and the dust has cleared, Trump has been named the 45th President of the United States, and as expected, celebrities have taken to social media to let the world know how they feel. Here are several of their responses.
Pop star Ariana Grande wrote a simple message. “Well this is utterly terrifying,” she said on Twitter. Actress Kristen Bell was also to the point in her once sentence comment. “Anyone else wanna puke?” she asked. Several celebrities just questioned the man who was elected. Just before the results were finalized, Rashida Jones commented on Twitter “We are very close to electing an openly sexist, racist, self interested meglomaniac to the highest office in our country. It’s a dark day.” Mega television producer Shonda Rhimes also displayed her worries stating “Really, people? ANYONE can be President? ANYONE? ANY-ONE?” followed closely by “No but seriously: THIS many of you don’t mind the body-part grabbing xenophobic man who says “there’s my black over there?”” And Will Arnett mused “How do we explain this to future generations of women? And minorities?#weshouldbeashamedofourselves.” Even Seth Macfarlane made a statement on Twitter, saying “We got through Bush. You got through Obama. But this is different. Half of your fellow countrymen and women now feel as if they are in a strange land that no longer is their home. That should give some of you pause. We now need proof that he is who you say he is, and not who he appears to be.”
There were several celebrities however who gave messages of hope in their feeds. Patton Oswalt stated “Hold your loved ones close tonight. Let ’em feel it. Get some sleep. Back at it tomorrow. Love has a longer wick than hate fear.” Kris Jenner posted on Instagram, stating “Today we must continue to stand for what we believe in: love, acceptance, equality, fairness and respect for all. We mustn’t be divided. We must reach out and hold on to each other… To our friends, families and communities who share our common goals of unity, compassion and faith. I will continue to #spreadlove and fight hate at all costs. This is the beginning of a new chapter for our country, and together we must embrace it so that we can move forward as one. Know your values, keep your head high, stand strong… we’re in this together.” Katy Perry, who admitted that her parents voted for Trump, wrote a series of posts on Twitter that stated “The revolution is coming,” she said. “Rise up. Power to the people. We will never be silenced. Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us.” And Lady Gaga posted on Twitter twice, stating first that “In a room full of hope, we will be heard. Nothing can stop us. @iamderay #blacklivesmatter Stand up for kindness, equality, and love.” followed closely by “I want to live in a #CountryOfKindness where #LoveTrumpsHate”
Perhaps though Chris Evans said it best when he said “This is an embarrassing night for America. We’ve let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We’ve let a bully set our course. I’m devastated.”
Photo: Lady Gaga Twitter