Many Hollywood types have come out to speak against our President Donald Trump. Take note of who they are to boycott them and their projects.
During the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Meryl Streep took a moment to address Donald Trump while being honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony. She said, "There was one performance this year that stunned me — it sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good, there was nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. It was the moment where the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it and I still can’t get it out of head because it wasn’t a movie, it was real life."
At the 2017 Golden Globes, actor Hugh Laurie made some political jokes in his speech, telling the crowd, "I can say I won this at the last-ever Golden Globes. I mean, it has the words ‘Hollywood,’ ‘Foreign,’ and ‘Press’ in it. I also think to some Republicans, even the word ‘Association’ is sketchy... I accept this award on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere."
Michael Shannon made a huge splash on social media. “No offense to the seniors out there, but if you’re voting for Trump, it’s time for the urn.”
At this years Governors Awards, actress Emma Stone said while Clinton’s loss was “incredibly painful,” it needs to serve now as “a wake-up call and chance for us to all unite and do the very, very best we can to speak out and be brave.”
Actress Jennifer Lawrence wrote an editorial piece following Trumps victory saying, “Do not let this defeat you — let this enrage you!” she wrote. “Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn’t have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman — don’t be afraid, be loud!”
On Nov. 8, singer Katy Perry tweeted “RISE UP,” at midnight, “WE WILL NEVER BE SILENCED. #LOVETRUMPSHATE,” she continued, finally concluding, “Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us.”
Openly vocal proponent of the Black Lives Matter movement, actor Jesse Williams shared a tweet late on election night, “Tradition over truth, arrogance over info, Fame over decency, white male power over, everything. Being horrible is a culture. #ElectionNight”
Birth of a Nation actress Gabrielle Union shared “I am scared,” via Twitter the morning after Trump was named President-Elect. “I will fight. Trump will not crush my spirit. Hope fuels the fire in my belly to seek the change I want to see in this country.”
After Trump's victory, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling urged her followers to stand up to bullies: “The easy thing is to keep your head down & let the bullies run amok. The right thing to do is to challenge racism, misogyny, and hatred,” she wrote (echoing a very wise headmaster of Hogwarts who once said, “Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right”). “We stand together. We stick up for the vulnerable. We challenge bigots. We don't let hate speech become normalised. We hold the line.”
Here’s a name you probably don’t know but Brooklyn Nine Nine actress Chelsea Peretti tweeted, “This is disgusting and truly demoralizing the message it sends. Goodnight,” “this animal is our president — I feel like puking,” “RAPE CULTURE JUST GOT RAPIER,” and “GOING TO BED IN TOTAL DARKNESS AND EXPECTING TO WAKE UP FEELING WORSE.”
We know some of you are already hip to Lady Gaga’s twitter incidents following the election but for those of you who don’t know and are still listening to her, this is what you need to know! The Super Bowl halftime singer shared “I want to live in a #CountryOfKindness #LoveTrumpsHate He divided us so carelessly. Let’s take care now of each other”. Later that night, she tweeted, “The chaos in USA is the result of Trump's irresponsible campaigning. He is not a role model, look at this mess he created...the voices of half of USA who are in fear of their liberties and safety because of his divisive campaigning.”
Actress Mandy Moore from the NBC show "This Is Us?" tweeted as the votes were counted on election night, “I am just absolutely beside myself right now. I can't believe the way this thing has turned. Trying to remain hopeful but geeez louise.”
Nasty Woman supporter Amanda Seyfried tweeted “Maybe this is rock bottom and there's no where to go but up.” She also posted to Instagram with the caption, “What do we do? We organize. We mobilize. We go local. We hold our line. And we do it with our eyes wide open. Complacency is dead. My neighbor is my neighbor, not my enemy.”
Singer John Legend appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher and got into an argument with CNN commentator David Axelrod who said he doesn’t believe the President-Elect is racist. “It’s irrelevant,” Legend shut him down. “What he’s saying is causing racial violence.”
Questlove from The Roots and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon spent election night watching the returns and firing off a string of reaction tweets, sharing: “I need weed. & a drank. Yes. ME,” “We Had One Job,” “did they just call him Champion? Like this is the olympics??!” “#WhatNow?” and finally, “It's NEVER this quiet in the city. Not even on a Sunday. Not a sound...it's like the first 12 mins of Vanilla Sky.”
Late-night host Seth Myers said, “I am hopeful for President Trump, because hope is always the best possible path to take. And one thing that makes me hopeful is we know from interviews he’s given over the years that he has, at any given point, held every position on every issue,” Meyers said. “So I’m hopeful that he’s not actually a racist, and that he just used racist rhetoric to court voters. Because when you’re courting someone, you’re always willing to pretend you’re something you’re not. For example, when you first start dating someone, you’ll agree to go apple picking.”
Samantha Bee ripped into white voters in her post-election episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. “In the coming days, people will be looking for someone to blame: the pollsters, the strident feminists, the Democratic party, a vengeful god…But once you dust for fingerprints, it’s pretty clear who ruined America: white people. I guess ruining Brooklyn was just a dry run.” She followed it up with an optimistic message about women in the White House, however: “We still have millions of nasty women who are not going away,” she said, “and as long as women over 25 are still allowed on television, I’ll be here cheering them on — although that may only be until late January.”
Comedian Patton Oswald tweeted on election night, “We're all living @drunkhistory in real time. #Election2016,” “EVERY PUNDIT ON EVERY NETWORK IS TERRIFIED RIGHT NOW. AND EVERY ONE OF THEM CAUSED THIS TO HAPPEN. #Election2016,” and finally, “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.”
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