Celebrities Melt Down in a ‘Huge’ Way
Protests, weeping, snarling, and sadness as stars 'grieve' over Trump victory
As actor James Woods tweeted Tuesday night, “The one certain result of this election will be final confirmation of the appalling bias of [the mainstream media] #MSM and absolute absurdity of polls. #Shameless.”
He followed it up with: “Dear President-elect Trump, please seize this historic moment and make America a nation for us all. #Godspeed #GodBlessAmerica.”
“I wanna puke,” said Kristen Bell.
Woods was one of a handful of celebrities in Donald Trump’s camp all along. For much of the election, Hollywood’s liberal elite stars took opportunities to bash him and to swear they’d leave the country if he were elected. Reaction now is ranging from anger to sadness.
Carl Reiner, a big anti-Trump tweeter, could only find one word to say: “Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.”
Pop star Ariana Grande wrote: “Well this is utterly terrifying” — after saying she was “in tears.”
Actress Kristen Bell said, “I wanna puke.”
Lady Gaga, Amy Schumer, and Lena Dunham were among the high-profile stars who had stumped for Hillary. They were all at the Javits Center in New York City last night — awaiting a victory that didn’t come. Dunham has been silent, but was seen crying backstage with Katy Perry, according to MSNBC.
Miley Cyrus, another Clinton stumper and supporter, has been silent so far. And there hasn’t been any word from Jay Z, Beyoncé or Bruce Springsteen.
Schumer, who had said she would move to Spain, posted a photo of an eagle on Instagram and said, “Hold each other close. It’s not over but this is a reason to really look at ourselves. What motivated this?”
Gaga changed her Twitter handle to #CountryofKindness and went over to protest in the wee hours in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.
Cher didn't say she was packing her bags for Mars or Jupiter, as she had promised — but did say she felt "sorry" for the next generation.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson vowed to fight.
ABC showrunner Shonda Rhimes was angry, tweeting: "The angry part of me: 'Blaxit's ON! I'm taking my Thursday nights and I'm OUT. I am OUT!' The mature part of me: 'BLAXIT'S STILL ON!'"
About all of this weeping, conservative radio show Ben Shapiro tweeted, "Cher, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry crying. Can we bottle that and sell it on ebay? We'd solve the national debt."
Some stars actually managed to handle the news well.
Mark Cuban, another anti-Trumper, was conciliatory, tweeting, "We all need to give President-Elect Trump a chance. Support the good. Lobby against what we disagree on. No one is bigger than us all."
A small pocket of Hollywood types met at the home of Judd Dunning, host of the online show "Conservatively Unplugged with Judd Dunning."
"Our party tonight is much like the majority of the U.S. electoral map that we are seeing turn so red this evening," Dunning told The Hollywood Reporter. "We are simply people from every walk of life who are proud Americans very connected to God, to country."
As Roseanne Barr, another anti-Hillary celeb, tweeted: "Donald J. Trump Wins And So Does The United States Of America."