Hillary Clinton had the support of the biggest names in show business and a plurality of the popular vote, but Donald Trump’s unprecedented movement to the Oval Office could not be stopped. He had an upset win in the Electoral College.
For Trump’s own celebrity supporters, including Stephen Baldwin and Ted Nugent, his victory was met with congratulations and praise.
But for a larger swath of celebrities in the US and abroad — a number of whom even campaigned for Clinton — a Trump presidency has prompted them to express disbelief, fear, and rallying cries on social media.
Business Insider reports on how left-leaning stars from Kristen Bell to John Legend reacted to Trump’s victory:
Anyone else wanna puke?
“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Anne Frank
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.
No more book recommendations, politics, or amusing dog pictures for the immediate future. I’m shutting down
I just want to remind everyone that we are looking at a very close race with a presidential candidate who was endorsed by the KKK.
I am in tears
The positive element from all this is that we can no longer pretend that we are free of racism & sexism. The question is, what do we do now?
If your ears are burning, thats everyone in the entire world laughing at us.
I truly cannot visualize the rambling, incoherent creature I saw at the debates now addressing the nation from the Oval Office.