Celebrities Weigh in on the 2016 Election
By Ella R.
Celebrities took to the internet after the results of the much anticipated election. A majority of celebrities endorsed Hillary Clinton. Clinton supporters included Amy Schumer, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Meryl Streep, Katy Perry, Madonna, Elizabeth Banks, Miley Cyrus, Lady GaGa, Kerry Washington, Lena Dunham, Robert De Niro, Kim Kardashian, Matt Damon, Bruce Springsteen, Sarah Silverman, Cher, Demi Lovato, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristen Bell, to name a few. Celebrities that support President-Elect Donald Trump included Bill Belichick, Hulk Hogan, Dennis Rodman, Kirstie Alley, Tila Tequila, Jon Voight, Gary Busey, and others.
Whether we like it or not, celebrities can influence our lives. Many are endorsers or stars in advertisements, magazines, TV shows, and movies.Did these outspoken celebrities have an influence on how people voted? Senior Dani B. said, “I think that they had a lot of influence because celebrities like Beyoncé did the concert for Hillary Clinton and certain people definitely follow celebrities depending on what they like and that could maybe change their mind.”
Many of the celebrities, such as John Legend, Will Arnett, and Seth MacFarlane, shared their reactions on Twitter displaying shock, disappointment, and confusion.
Other celebrities, such as Piers Morgan and Mark Cuban, were more supportive of the President-Elect, Donald Trump.
Many talk show hosts and even Saturday Night Live weighed in on the results.
Below is what Seth Meyers from Late Night with Seth Meyers had to say:
Also, Kate McKinnon from Saturday Night Live sang “Hallelujah” while portraying Clinton:
Here is what Samantha Bee from Full Frontal said: