As the world awoke to news that Donald Trump has topped the polls, beating Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States of America, some of the biggest names of the showbiz world took to Twitter and Instagram to share their dismay.
American actress Jesscia Chastain tweeted that, “The positive element from all this is that we can no longer pretend that we are free of racism & sexism. The question is, what do we do now?”
Ex-American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson said, “I have never been more nervous/scared in my life.”
British writer and journalist, Anna Richardson shared an image and quote from The New Yorker,
Lily Allen called the result “incomprehensible”,
British comedian, Ricky Gervais joked that, “Canada has just started building a wall”
Sarah Silverman, an American comedian, shared a profound quote from Anne Frank, “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
Katy Perry who campaigned heavily in support of Hillary Clinton tweeted, “Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us.”
James Corden, who hosts the Late Late Late Show in America but is from the UK, simply said, “Brexit Feelings” following the announcement of the result.
Lady Gaga who has been outspoken in her support of Hillary said, “I want to live in a #CountryOfKindness where #LoveTrumpsHate”, on her twitter page.
Anita Rani, suggested on Instagram, that we should start campaigning for Michelle Obama to be president in 2020.
Shona Rhimes, who has created programmes such as Grey’s Anatomy, Making a Murderer and political drama Scandal, tweeted, “Um, America?”