Emotions Are Mixed as Celebrities React to Donald Trump's Win
Reactions were across the board, from grief to excitement.
As the news came in that Donald Trump was officially going to become the US president-elect, political and cultural influencers from around the world took to Twitter to express their reactions.
Many expressed dismay at Trump's victory, while others lauded it. A great many appealed to unity and calm. Others remained silent. From Pope Francis to J.K. Rowling, the reactions were as diverse as the authors who penned them.
Here's a snapshot of how things went down:
Some were happy.
CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT TRUMP! @realDonaldTrump against all odds ..against the establishment and even against most from the GOP..U did it!— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) November 9, 2016
Congratulations to the next President of the United States, @realDonaldTrump. 'We The People' have spoken.— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) November 9, 2016
Others were angry.
America, you're fired.— Josh Peck (@ItsJoshPeck) November 9, 2016
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.— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) November 9, 2016
Sick. Disgusted. Heartbroken.— TINASHE (@Tinashe) November 9, 2016
I was wrong. I thought America couldn't possibly disappoint me more than it already had. But, I was wrong. RIP America.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) November 9, 2016
Some were sad.
I have never been more nervous/scared in my life. #ElectionNight— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) November 9, 2016
I am in tears— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 9, 2016
Listening to my babies singing away to each other on the baby monitor, the world is a darker place than the one they went to sleep in. Sad— lily allen (@lilyallen) November 9, 2016
Many couldn't find the words to describe how they felt. Even more could only find one.
Wow.— Robbie Amell (@RobbieAmell) November 9, 2016
Wow— Jana Kramer (@kramergirl) November 9, 2016
Omg.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 9, 2016
But a great many were hopeful, and spread messages of unity.
In a room full of hope, we will be heard. Nothing can stop us. @iamderay #blacklivesmatter Stand up for kindness, equality, and love. pic.twitter.com/tYFJG7R7Ql— #VoteHillary (@ladygaga) November 9, 2016
Gnight.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 9, 2016
I have to go to sleep guys.
I love you.
Tomorrow there'll be more of us. pic.twitter.com/XZBcr7J37W
A New Fire Is Lit 🔥 We Never Give Up. 🔥We Never Give In' 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/CM4PAnR1nj— Madonna (@Madonna) November 9, 2016
You know what we do now? We finish building what we started and we FIGHT BACK! Lift your heads up brothers and sisters.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 9, 2016
We stand together. We stick up for the vulnerable. We challenge bigots. We don't let hate speech become normalised. We hold the line. https://t.co/ro9AkRSc9Q— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
May we make God’s merciful love ever more evident in our world through dialogue, mutual acceptance and fraternal cooperation.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) November 9, 2016
I still believe in us. Despite this evident, great divide. It's time to come together. Hear each other. Not give up, cry, or gloat. Unite.— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) November 9, 2016