'Do not weep:' Stars tweet after Donald Trump win
MANILA, Philippines – Donald J. Trump is the United States' president-elect, the victor in a heated and tense election that has also dominated global headlines. In the entertainment world that has overwhelmingly supported his opponent Hillary Clinton, the reactions range from shock and disbelief to a firm resolve to work harder for the people of the United States. (READ: Stars react as US elections results roll in)
One of the strongest reactions to the Trump victory came from actor Chris Evans, best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel films. Seeming just as impassioned as Cap, Chris Evans said he was "devastated" as he took to Twitter to react to the Trump win.
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.
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
Pretty Little Liars star Keegan Allen referenced Trump's controversial leaked comments in his reaction. Released in October, Trump's comments bragging about groping women with impunity were roundly condemned as hateful and misogynstic.
America just elected a man who said to "grab em by the pussy" over the first female president. This is really sad.— Keegan Allen (@KeeganAllen) November 9, 2016
Many stars, having absorbed the outcome, insisted that there was much work to be done.
Katy Perry, one of Clinton's most vocal supporters, posted a series of tweets for her followers, urging them not to give in to inaction.
Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead 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
Another tweet goes: "WE WILL NEVER BE SILENCED. #LOVETRUMPSHATE"
WE WILL NEVER BE SILENCED. #LOVETRUMPSHATE— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 9, 2016
POWER TO THE PEOPLE— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 9, 2016
RISE UP— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 9, 2016
Referencing one of Michelle Obama's indelible speeches, Emmy Rossum wrote: "When they go low, we go high. We regroup. We listen. We double down. We bet on us. Good night."
When they go low, we go high. We regroup. We listen. We double down. We bet on us. Good night.
When they go low, we go high. We regroup. We listen. We double down. We bet on us. Good night.— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) November 9, 2016
Like Emmy and Katy, Patton Oswalt's tweet pointed to a refusal to wallow in negativity despite their candidate's loss.
Hold your loved ones close tonight. Let 'em feel it. Get some sleep. Back at it tomorrow. Love has a longer wick than hate & fear.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 9, 2016
I won't stop. I'll work twice as hard now. All of us will. You'll see. https://t.co/qxIbq2nwjX— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 9, 2016
Sophia Bush tried to remain optimistic in her tweet:
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
Dustin Lance Black posted this.
Gather your strength. Now we must turn our tears to sweat, do battle with hate, and turn this chaos into progress. The great work begins.— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) November 9, 2016
Sarah Bareilles posted this.
I pray that we can heal ourselves. God help us.— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) November 9, 2016
Bindi Irwin meanwhile posted this:
Let's all pray for love and light.— Bindi Irwin (@BindiIrwin) November 9, 2016
Now more than ever.
Along with many social media users, other celebrities could only express shock or sadness over the results.
Rob Lowe simply said "Wow. She conceded. Wow."
Wow. She conceded. Wow.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) November 9, 2016
Model Selita Ebanks wrote:"I'm done. Good Night America. God Bless."
I'm done. Good Night America. God Bless.— Selita Ebanks (@SelitaEbanks) November 9, 2016
Filipino-American Jessica Sanchez said she was sad about the results. The former American Idol runner-up previously recorded a song for Hillary Clinton and has been retweeting reactions of sadness and dismay from others, including pop star Ariana Grande.
I'm so terribly sad— Jessica Sanchez (@JessicaESanchez) November 9, 2016
Rashida Jones' succinct reaction:
I want to quit life.— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) November 9, 2016
Actor and musician Jackson Rathbone wrote: "Modern life is officially a science fiction movie from the 1980s."
Modern life is officially a science fiction movie from the 1980s.— Jackson Rathbone (@JacksonRathbone) November 9, 2016
There were some strong words from actress Rose McGowan, who tweeted about an "internment camp of the mind."
Dear #NewAmerica. You are now in an internment camp of the mind.— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) November 9, 2016
Actor Stephen Baldwin, brother of Alec Baldwin, posted a video of Trump's speech. Stephen supported Trump throughout the campaign.
Piers Morgan said this:
What are your thoughts on a Donald Trump presidency? Let us know in the comments section. – Rappler.com