WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres' powerful, funny message after US elections results
MANILA, Philippines – Two days after Donald Trump became president-elect of the United States, a number of Hollywood stars expressed their sentiments over his win. ('Do not weep:' Stars tweet after Donald Trump win)
Ellen DeGeneres, who supported Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, gave her audience a message of hope on Thursday, November 10, along with a couple of laughs in between.
"You may have heard that there was a presidential election on Tuesday, the big winner was alcohol. A lot of alcohol," she started, to the cheers of her audience.
"Obviously, a lot of people were disappointed by the results. My job is to be hopeful and to make everybody feel good. And I’m gonna keep doing that for as long as I can.”
Later, she quoted one of the most famous first ladies of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt: "At times like this, it’s important to remember what Eleanor Roosevelt said: ‘It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.’ And I think that's a beautiful thing."
DeGeneres also quote Kanye West's "Guilt Trip" to ease the tension: "Pour a little champagne, cranberry vodka."
Later, she showed a clip from the documentary Planet Earth 2, where a baby iguana escapes a number of iguana-eating snakes on the beach.
She told the audience after the video: "The snakes may be the fact that you don’t feel heard. Or no one's on your side. Or that you don’t like what’s on the Starbucks holiday cups this year.
"No matter what your snake is, there is hope for your little iguana.”
Before her monologue, Ellen thanked Clinton via Twitter: "Thank you [Hillary Clinton] for your speech and for your endless bravery. We are stronger together."
Thank you @HillaryClinton for your speech and for your endless bravery. We are stronger together.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 9, 2016
There is so much good in this world. My job is to find it and to show it to you. I’m not giving up on that.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 9, 2016
Aside from DeGeneres, actress Jennifer Lawrence also expressed her thoughts on the recent results, telling readers through an open letter on Vice to educate themselves and work harder.
Many stars, such Chris Evans, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, have also spoken up. While some gave messages of hope, others expressed anger or disappointment, or like Lady Gaga, took to the streets to protest. – Rappler.com