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6 Celeb Reactions to the Election Results

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCLA chapter.

For avid Hillary supporters in Hollywood, Donald Trump’s presidential election this Tuesday was undoubtedly an enormous upset.

Many of celebrities used their star-status to advocate for Clinton, and also utilized that star power to encourage fans that it is okay to feel upset and defeated– but also emphasized it’s necessary to stand up and make a difference as individuals and as a nation. 

1.) Miley Cyrus

Cyrus is the founder of the Happy Hippie Foundation, which stands to rally youth to fight injustice. In light of Clinton’s loss, Cyrus urged her supporters and fans to continue the fight, and cultivated the hashtag #HopefulHippies as a form of encouragement and positivity for the future.

“Myself  and Happy Hippie are putting education for young people at the very top of our list of priorities, in honor of course, of Hillary Clinton,” the former Hannah Montana star said.


2.) Katy Perry

Perry, an avid Clinton supporter, used her status as the most followed person on twitter to motivate her fans to take action in order to make a difference.

“Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us,” the singer tweeted.


Image courtesy of twitter.com/KatyPerry


“Lets also work on the hearts and minds of this country and that is how real change will begin,” she posted.

Image courtesy of TheWrap.com


3.) Emma Watson

The former Harry Potter star and social activist placed copies of Maya Angelou’s “Mom & Me & Mom” on the subway for people to read after the election. This is also a part of her global feminist book club Our Shared Self, which deals with issues about femininity and equality.

Image Courtesy of Instagram.com/emmawatson


“Today I am going to deliver Maya Angelou books to the New York subway. Then I am going to fight even harder for all the things I believe in,” Watson tweeted.


4.) Kerry Washington

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington expressed the importance of getting out their and voting– which is what makes the biggest difference in any election.

Image courtesy of New York Daily News

“Almost HALF of eligible voters in this country did not vote. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?! THIS. MUST. CHANGE,” the actress insisted.


Her retweets also spoke for themselves, which accepted the fearful reaction to the results but also motivated people to mobilize to inspire change.

She retweeted “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams, who posted “Be tired. Be mad. Be honest & concerned. But be not afraid. Rest up. Be safe. Come together. Construct. Know your surroundings. Be creative.”


5.) Nick Kroll

Kroll of “The Kroll Show” and “The League” took to twitter to share a series of organizations people can donate to in order to support at risk organizations and groups of individuals, such as Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant and Pro-Earth groups.

Image Courtesy of twitter.com/Nickroll 


6.) John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

The celebrity power couple used twitter as an outlet to express their anger at the Trump election, but also told their followers to unite and show signs of progress that we have made during this election, such as the quadrupled number of women of color in the Senate.

image courtesy of twitter.com/chrissyteigen

Image Courtesy of twitter.com/johnlegend


Sarah Ahern is a sophomore at UC Irvine studying literary journalism. Aside from writing for HerCampus, she interns for the self-help website DreamitAlive.com. In her free time, she enjoys writing, playing tennis, and baking.
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