Armaggedon descended upon us on Tuesday night, and his name is Donald J. Trump.
While some (probably, most) of us are still trying to make sense of Hillary Clinton's stunning defeat, celebrities and other pop culture icons have surprisingly been able to offer some comfort with their words. Here are 15 quotes from stars that might help you get through this.
“I think in the beginning, I don't know if people took it seriously, but it just got real.”
“Stay safe, stay woke, make good decisions, remember the kids are watching, hold on to love, become love, speak with dignity, act with respect, don’t misrepresent our community, don’t wait for change, be the change.”
“As I woke up today looking and searching for answers on what has happened this song hit it right on the head! If we continue the faith(as hard as it may be to do so) we will BE ALRIGHT!! Parents and leaders of our children please let them know they can still change the world for the better! Don't lose a bit of faith! They're our future and we must remain stronger than ever!! Yes we all wanna lace up the boots, put on the hard hats and strike but that's not the answer. Love, genuine LOVE and FAITH will be the only thing that can get us through this. Minorities and Women in all please know that this isn't the end, it's just a very challenging obstacle that we will overcome!! The man above will never put something in our paths that we can handle no matter how difficult it may feel/be! To all the youth out there I PROMISE I'll continue to lead u guys every single day without no hesitation!! Time to educate and even more mold my children into being the greatest model citizens they can become in life! They will continue the legacy beyond life! Lastly, Even if whos now in office doesn't, Know that I LOVE YOU'LL!!!”
“I don’t want to hear a damn word he has to say,” Smith said of Colin Kaepernick. "He comes across as a flaming hypocrite … I’m not interested in a damn word he has to say. And quite frankly, I hope he goes away … For him not to vote … as far as I’m concerned, everything he said meant absolutely nothing!”
“Worst day in America 9/11 2nd worst day America 11/9."
“As a celebrity, I’ve been a little too quiet. Speaking out here and there but not enough cause I was worried it would cost me work. And a means to provide for my family. But after seeing what has happened today, I’m not taking this sh*t no more.”
"I just wish she had that opportunity because she's fought for so long, and because I believe her when she says she loves this country. This is all she's ever done. She's given her life to make it better.”
"I felt a lot of emotions last night and into today; some sadness, some anger, some fear. But I’m also aware that those are the same emotions a lot of Trump supporters felt; emotions that led them to make their choice. And it would be wrong for me to think my emotions are somehow more authentic than their emotions."
“We all want what’s best for this country. That’s what I heard when I spoke to him directly. And I was heartened by that… I hope that he maintains that spirit throughout this transition, and I certainly hope that’s how his presidency has a chance to begin.” Adding, “Now, everybody is sad when their side loses an election, but the day after we have to remember that we’re actually all on one team,” Mr. Obama said. “We’re not Democrats first. We’re not Republicans first. We are Americans first.”
“OKK this needs to be addressed, I’m fed up and shutting this down. The people that want to be petty EXIT STAGE LEFT PLEASE… Honestly if you’re gonna be foul just to be nasty or vile to get me to comment … I can’t help you find better ways to pass the time. We can talk about ways you can volunteer in your community, help the homeless or be a peer mentor! Anything to help you become a more well-rounded, less obnoxious individual.” Adding, “As for everyone who has always stood by me and supported me, thank you. I love u guys and always pursue love.”
“I knew that people were mad enough to do things that I hadn’t expected them to do. So I saw people who looked like me and you vote for Trump, and that scared me. I think poor white people are mad because the system that promises you something based on that, isn’t gonna ever give you that.”
“Just gotta tell everybody bro, everybody in America it's alright. We’re f*cked!”
“We’ve talked about everything but race tonight. This was a whitelash against a changing country. It was a whitelash against a Black president, in part. And that’s where the pain comes from.”
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