US elections 2016: Here's what celebrities are saying about president-elect Trump
Despite polling suggesting the precise opposite, Donald Trump has won the election and is going to be the next President of the United States.
Unsurprisingly, as Hollywood was nearly unilaterally opposed to Trump, the entertainment community is not happy. As the ballot results came in, the reactions from celebs turned from cautious optimism to bleak despair. Whether it was Kunal Nayyar lamenting on what Trump's win could mean for him or TV show Black Mirror issuing a statement about the result, Hollywood has been very expressive.
The people at Netflix horror show Black Mirror just issued a clarification after Trump won:
This isn't an episode. This isn't marketing. This is reality. — Black Mirror (@blackmirror) November 9, 2016
Will & Grace had earlier issued an ad campaign in support of Clinton. Debra Messing, the star of the show is an ardent Clinton supporter. She sarcastically remarked:
He's clapping for himself — Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 9, 2016
Trevor Noah who predicted the Trump apocalypse:
This is like a sketch.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) November 9, 2016
Kunal Nayyar, who plays scientist Raj Koothrappali on The Big Bang Theory, seems to scared to be a brown man in America.
Never in 15 years of living In this country have I ever felt afraid to look like I do. #immigrant
— Kunal Nayyar (@kunalnayyar) November 9, 2016
JK Rowling is scared: 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 Captain America has spoken:
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. — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 9, 2016
The Family Guy man:
Flashbacks to Martin Sheen in The Dead Zone — Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) November 9, 2016
Ariana Grande was in tears:
well this is utterly terrifying
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 9, 2016
Lady Gaga, who was an ardent Hillary supporter, was clearly distressed:
— #VoteHillary (@ladygaga) November 9, 2016
The Hulk aka Mark Ruffalo is going to fight back:
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
Cher ranted against the President-elect:
world will never be the same. I feel Sad for the young.🚽will never be more than the toilet, I’ve used as a symbol 4 Him.
U Can’t Polish 💩
— Cher (@cher) November 9, 2016
Comedian Sarah Silverman quoted Anne Frank. Clearly she isn't a fan of Trump:
"In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."
Anne Frank pic.twitter.com/40lgFTgJeJ
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 9, 2016
Alec Baldwin is not a Trump fan:
Theme for 2020:
MAKE THE WHITE HOUSE GREAT AGAIN
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) November 9, 2016
Katy Perry isn't a Trump fan either:
Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 9, 2016
Jesse Williams, who is very outspoken for his support for the Black Lives Matter moment, said:
Be tired. Be mad. Be honest & concerned. But be not afraid. Rest up. Be safe. Come together. Construct. Know your surroundings. Be creative.
— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) November 9, 2016
Kate Walsh from Grey's Anatomy said:
"The next wave of fascism will come not with cattle cars and camps. It will come with a friendly face." - Bertram Gross, "Friendly Fascism"
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) November 9, 2016
Meanwhile in Bollywood, Kamal R Khan had something to say about Trump too:
Congratulations to @realDonaldTrump for winning the election n congratulations to ppl of USA who have given him votes coz he hates Muslims.
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) November 9, 2016
Good Marketing can make you PM n President also n proof is @realDonaldTrump who is very rich n now President of American by marketing only.
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) November 9, 2016
Karan Johar has spoken:
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) November 9, 2016
Here's what popular Twitter user Gabbar Singh had to say:
God save America pic.twitter.com/jZqnCVIoyT
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) November 9, 2016