The US Election has officially ended and Republican nominee Donald Trump came out on top. In a move that shocked Americans and the world, the former reality star and businessman became the 45th president of United States, ending Hillary Clinton’s bid to become the first female president of the United States.
Many celebs took to social media to share their feelings of despair and heartbreak, while also prompting their followers and fellow Americans to continue fighting for equality and justice for all.
Katy Perry urges her fans to continue fighting for equality and love in the US.
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
Janelle Monáe doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to her feelings of a country under Trump’s leadership.
Once again America has continued to FAIL WOMEN, MINORITIES, MUSLIMS, & IMMIGRANTS, LGBTQ, this is so disgusting.
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) November 9, 2016
Author JK Rowling encouraged her followers to stand together now and in the future.
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
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke used music to express his feelings over Trump’s win.
avoidall eye contactdo not reactshoot the messengersthis is a low flying panic attacksingthesong of sixpencethatgoes https://t.co/xm8Z5l8qQm
— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) November 9, 2016
Clinton supporter Lady Gaga protested in front of Trump Towers following the election results last night in New York City.
Singer Christina Perri offered some words of hope for the future.
Comedian and vocal Clinton supporter Amy Schumer clarified that while she was only kidding about leaving the US, she is not kidding when it comes to the grief she is experiencing over a Trump presidency and what it means to the US.
First of all the interview where I said I would move was in London and was said in jest. Not that anyone needs more than a headline to count something as official news. Anyone saying pack your bags is just as disgusting as anyone who voted for this racist homophobic openly disrespectful woman abuser. Like the rest of us I am grieving today. My heart is in a million pieces. My heart breaks for my niece and my friends who are pregnant bringing children into the world right now. Like everyone else I am horrified that people believed these bumper sticker slogans filled with hate he spewed. People who voted for him you are weak. You are not just misinformed. You didn’t even attempt information. You say lock her up and you know something about the word email but what was in the emails? You have no clue. Well I’ll tell you if you were able to read this far through the holes in your sheet. They said nothing incriminating. Nothing. She dedicated her entire life to public service and got our children Heath care and education without discrimination. he didn’t pay his workers. Started a fake college. Ripped people off. Never paid his taxes and sexually assaulted women and on and on She would have taken care of us. I personally would have had to pay higher taxes. All the celebrities backing her would have. People asked how much I was paid to stand with her. Nothing. None of us were paid a dollar. We would have had to pay a lot more because we are fortunate enough to make a high income. But we all wanted to do it to take care of the people in need. It would have been an honor to pay more under her leadership knowing it was getting to the people and places where it was right. She was fighting to take care of you kicking and screaming babies. Yelling about emails you know nothing about and not liking her clothes or her hair she wanted to protect you even you. Well you’ve gotten what you asked for and now you can watch the sky open up. Literally. I am furious. I cry for her and for all the smart people I love who know what’s right and I cry for you people who fell for shiny hats and reality catch phrases. She would have protected you. Today we grieve tomorrow we begin again.
Canadians Tegan and Sara Quinn stand strong in their commitment to support their American fans and friends.
The tour resumes today and we head to Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana and Florida. There are so many of you out there who have been our strongest allies, our biggest inspirations and today we will stand with you. We have to mobilize, strategize, and be prepared to fight in solidarity with our most vulnerable communities in this country. I’m willing to do it. I know you are too.
The Roots’ musician Questlove isn’t ready to accept today’s news, but he is ready to help work towards a brighter future.
I tried comparing this to the day after 9/11, to it sinking in when Michael & Prince died, even to my own father dying…difference is I had NO PROBLEM getting out of bed. I need strength today man. To not self medicate. To not hide under the covers. I’ve been on the phone for 4 hours comforting the crying. I put Marley’s Legend on to feel…”optimistic” I put soul train on to escape. Miles Davis’ Nefertiti usually is great background fodder in sad times. Look I’m sorry for using this platform as my personal “wah whaaa” soapbox. Especially when I’m supposed to be all thought leader like….but it’s gonna be a while before I accept and let this sink in. I just can’t seem to get out of bed.
Miley Cyrus is urging people to work together to build a better America and continue to make it ‘great.’
Go to my Facebook to see a video of my reaction & reflection on last nights election …. If we want Donald Trump to accept us …. We must be accepting towards his presidency & his promise to “unify” our country and “make America great” …. I leave out the “again” because this country has never been able to live up to its full potential because we’ve been putting up our own divided walls between each other. We don’t need Trump to do that for us…. So WE must take a hammer to the bricks WE built up and be more LOVING and compassionate towards all living things! (including the planet) (p.s. Mr. Elected president….. Global warming IS real. ACCEPT THAT)
Ariana Grande’s message was simple and tearful.
I am in tears
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 9, 2016
Singer John Legend reminded his followers of their new president’s track record.
I feel like America just sent in our tuition check for Trump University.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 9, 2016
Ashley Tisdale is holding out hope for an inclusive American Dream.
Kesha shared How To Get Away With Murder actor Conrad Ricamora’s devastating tweet.
try explaining this in a loving way to a young person struggling with their sexuality. I’m just sorry, on behalf of America, to the LGBT community, Women, Minorities, Veterans, Immigrants, Muslims… whoever our future president has offended. not everyone here is disrespectful, hateful, racist and ignorant…many of us love you just as you are, respect who you are, know that YOU matter, and appreciate what you have done. #spreadlove #lovestilltrumpshate #blacklivesmatter #equalrights #womensrights #dontstopfighting #notmypresident
Finally, Canadian social media star Lilly Singh puts on screen what we’re all now hoping for.