Soon after the elite American media, from CNN to MSNBC and the Associated Press, called the presidential election for former Vice President Joe Biden, Hollywood celebrities were posting social media messages about being brought to tears, dancing, and overjoyed at the news.
There were a lot of tears.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) November 7, 2020
Pop star Pink said “This news has brought me to tears. I was overwhelmed with relief for this country. I was overwhelmed for Kamala and the inspiration that she brings to girls everywhere.”
This news has brought me to tears. I was overwhelmed with relief for this country. I was overwhelmed for Kamala and the inspiration that she brings to girls everywhere. Van Jones made me cry ugly tears. This country has so much work to do to come together. I pray we can do it. ❤️
— P!nk (@Pink) November 7, 2020
Pop star Lady Gaga, who campaigned with Biden on Election Day eve, shared crying face emojis in a tweet in which she said “Joe Biden Kamala Harris and the American people, you just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen.”
. @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris and the American people, you just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen. ❤️ 🙌🙌 nothing but love for our new Commander in Chief and the 1ST female VP elected to the White House. Also, way to go PA 😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/uXiMTWs6Hk
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 7, 2020
Pop star said “CRYING.”
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 7, 2020
Pop star Lizzo, who campaigned for Biden, with tear dripping down her face, said “There are a few times in this country when I’m hopeful. But I feel like every time I’m hopeful, it gets taken away from me… I think this is the end of a four-year term that felt like a thousand years. Whether you were blue or were red, that man didn’t care about you.”
American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson was “Weeping with joy.”
Weeping with joy. @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris
“History says don’t hope
On this side of the grave.
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up
And hope and history rhyme.”
-Seamus Heaney pic.twitter.com/E9VJcBHM91
— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) November 7, 2020
Judging Amy star Amy Brenneman posted a video of herself sobbing in response to the news. “Ugly tears of joy,” is how she captioned the tweet.
— Amy Brenneman (@AmyBrenneman) November 7, 2020
Actress Rosanna Arquette was crying on her knees.
I’m crying on my knees thank you America. let’s get to work.
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) November 7, 2020
And then there were the many mawkish messages from celebrities fawning over Kamala Harris.
“‘Madam Vice President’ is no longer a fictional character,” said Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Harris.
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) November 7, 2020
Actor Ben Stiller said “What a historic moment. Congrats to our history making VP. #VicePresidentElectHarris.”
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) November 7, 2020
Frozen star Josh Gad said “ost my voice from screaming already. We have an actual again and PUR FIRST FEMALE VP. ”
Lost my voice from screaming already. We have an actual again and PUR FIRST FEMALE VP. Thank you all for your hard work. We still have lots to do. 🙏
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 7, 2020
Posting a drawing of Harris, Alyssa Milano caption her tweet: “FOR EVERY LITTLE GIRL.”
FOR EVERY LITTLE GIRL. pic.twitter.com/6AomM3ieyb
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 7, 2020
TBS late-night TV host Samantha Bee posted a gif go Harris laughing as confetti falls around her.
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) November 7, 2020
Rocker Mellissa Etheridge posted an image caption “Kamala Harris
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) November 7, 2020
Will & Grace star Debra Messing said “Congratualations President-Elect Joe Biden Nad Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris!You have made HISTORY. The first black & Pacific Asian VP. The first Woman VP. THe BIGGEST POPULAR VOTE IN US HISTORY.”
Congratualations President-Elect Joe Biden Nad Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris!
You have made HISTORY. The first black & Pacific Asian VP. The first Woman VP. THe BIGGEST POPULAR VOTE IN US HISTORY.
America has spoken. The mandate is for CHANGE.
Thank you America.
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) November 7, 2020
The Hangover actress Heather Graham praised Harris.
First female Vice President!🎉
— Heather Graham (@imheathergraham) November 7, 2020
And then there was the vitriol and hate.
Comedian and Joker actor Marc Maron said “Oh, sweet victory. fuck this fuck forever. Go, Joe.”
Oh, sweet victory. fuck this fuck forever. Go, Joe.
— marc maron (@marcmaron) November 7, 2020
Actor Michael Rapaport said Trump lost because he’s a “cocksucker” and a “miserable piece of shit.”
Pig Dick, you LOST!!!
You lost Dick Stain & it’s very simple why Dummy!
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) November 7, 2020
Actress Bette Midler told White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany to “go fuck yourself.”
Kayleigh, I say this with all due respect…go fuck yourself. https://t.co/oC0aiKF0Nk
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) November 7, 2020
Actress Christina Applegate said “You’re fired. We are done with you hateful rhetoric. Decent people prevail.”
You’re fired. We are done with you hateful rhetoric. Decent people prevail. https://t.co/pzGa10YR0T
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) November 7, 2020
“It feels good as a motherfucker to get this orange man up out of there,” said Fast & Furious star and singer Tyrese.
More gloating here from actor Josh Charles, letting the president know that he’s “toast.”
— Josh Charles (@MrJoshCharles) November 7, 2020
Below is a round up of the praise poured on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris by Hollywood celebrities.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 7, 2020
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 7, 2020
🇺🇸IS PART OF THE 🌏AGAIN
— Cher (@cher) November 7, 2020
No you didn’t. You lost. https://t.co/M1RQAaF6L8
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 7, 2020
Trump and Co .thought they had a mandate with their 3mil popular vote LOSS and measly squeak by’s in swing states. We crushed both. Ultra Mandate! 4 years for our Base. https://t.co/BwwmjVXbvi
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 7, 2020
WALK OFF BABY!!
Thank you Penna and Pittsburgh!!
— Michael Keaton (@MichaelKeaton) November 7, 2020
Character is destiny and Donald Trump will soon be gone. Truth and empathy will now be a hallmark in the White House.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) November 7, 2020
Congratulations Joe and Kamala! pic.twitter.com/OCyFTfrEB7
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) November 7, 2020
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) November 7, 2020
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 7, 2020
IT’S OVER! BIDEN HAS WON!!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) November 7, 2020
Hallelujah!😭🙏🏾 WE are back! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/h7TY6t2D9I
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) November 7, 2020
Today I’m far outside of any city but what I’d give to be dancing in NYC in the streets I grew up in hearing the cheers knowing that people who believe all different kinds of things are united in joy and relief – there is truly nothing like a downtown celebration of justice, baby pic.twitter.com/lkkF43k41n
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 7, 2020
It’s actually a blessing in disguise it took that long to call it. Trump voters had more time to accept the inevitable.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) November 7, 2020
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) November 7, 2020
My wish has been fulfilled.
On to my next wish.
That everyone who voted in this election maintains that commitment and votes in the 2022 midterm elections.
Let’s keep this going!!!
(And thank you to the voters of PA who helped make this happen)
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) November 7, 2020
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) November 7, 2020
trump is fired pic.twitter.com/H4lcLMLckN
— ROSIE (@Rosie) November 7, 2020
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) November 7, 2020
Enjoy. Savor. We can start fighting again in January. pic.twitter.com/8Bjf4AoJrI
— Larry Charles (@larrycharlesism) November 7, 2020
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 7, 2020
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 7, 2020
CONGRATULATIONS FELLOW AMERICANS!! TRUMP DEFEATED!!
Now we must defeat that which gave us Trump.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) November 7, 2020
CNN just called it.
Joe Biden is President Elect.
‘This wretched, wretched presidency is coming to an end.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 7, 2020
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) November 7, 2020
inhale, exhale. pause. take it in. level out. resist the urge. leave the crow in the stove unserved. if it feels good, don’t do it. roll up your sleeves. now, it’s time to go to work …
— Don “Don’t Take The Bait” Cheadle (@DonCheadle) November 7, 2020
— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) November 7, 2020
YASSSSSSS!! CONGRATS PRESIDENT BIDEN!! pic.twitter.com/xzxUdXhOUt
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) November 7, 2020
The people have spoken! Thank you to everyone who used your vote and your voice to make history. PRESIDENT Joe Biden and VICE PRESIDENT Kamala Harris pic.twitter.com/EdWQc5rpYD
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 7, 2020
Woooooohooooo!!!!!! PHILLY!!!!! AMERICA!!!!!! BLACK FOLK!!!! BLACK PEOPLE!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!! 💛💛💛🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 Now….let’s fight for that Senate!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/MAxsrFDcRp
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) November 7, 2020
Thank you to all my brothers and sisters who stood up and spoke out against lies, hate and division for 4 exhausting years to fight for decency. I’ll see you in Georgia. 🇺🇸❤️🙏🏼✌🏽 pic.twitter.com/soonQpP9FE
— Super Duper Fly (@DaveBautista) November 7, 2020
Anyone else feel like they can breathe now?!
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) November 7, 2020
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 7, 2020
WORTH THE WAIT https://t.co/nk6nJR5N9c
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 7, 2020
What comes next will be the ultimate test of Trump’s true nature. Will he concede, as Al Gore did even after winning the popular vote and with a recount in progress? Gore chose the stability of the nation over his ego. Will Trump have that courage? Hopes are low, but we’ll see.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) November 7, 2020
✡️ ✌🏽❤️💪🏽 https://t.co/Nsr4o0gmm2
— Matthew Modine (@MatthewModine) November 7, 2020
Good job, America.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) November 7, 2020
A president for us all!! pic.twitter.com/RYksI9zuEE
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) November 7, 2020
Congratulations Mr. President elect Joe Biden, Ms. vice president select Kamala Harris. And most of all congratulations to America for returning to sanity.
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) November 7, 2020
— Michelle Monaghan (@realmonaghan) November 7, 2020
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) November 7, 2020
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) November 7, 2020
Oh, and actress Whitney Cummings now knows “what an orgasm feels like.”
Ohhhh so this is what an orgasm feels like
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) November 7, 2020