During the 2016 presidential campaign, many celebrities rose their voices, some using social media to aid their cause, in protest against Donald Trump. Since receiving Presidency in the United States, the anti-Trump discourse among A-list celebrities hasn’t stopped. If anything, it’s increased.
Take a look at some of the world’s most famous celebrities who have spoken out against President trump.
Meryl Streep publicly criticized Trump in her Golden Globes speech for mocking a reporter with a disability.
“There was one performance this year that stunned me,” she said. “It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter.”
“This instinct to humiliate when it’s modelled by someone in the public platform by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life,” she said.
“Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence.”
Ice Cube has spoken out against Trump before but he made his opinion very clear when he tweeted “I will never endorse a motherf**ka like Donald Trump! EVER!!!”.
I will never endorse a mothafucka like Donald Trump! EVER!!!
— Ice Cube (@icecube) August 27, 2016
The tweet received more than 15,000 likes and 9,000 retweets in 24 hours.
In an interview with CNN, John Legend claimed Trump unqualified to be president. “He lies with a kind of cavalier frequency. He’s spread bigotry and hatred and division on a regular basis. He shows no interest or understanding for any sort of policy depth, and I feel like he’s uniquely unqualified to be president,” he said.
Kerry Washington has taken a stance against Trump by joining the ‘Stop hate, Dump Trump’ campaign.
She also made her opinion vocal calling Trump: “The loudest, and the meanest, the bulliest candidate in the playground” on Real Time With Bill Maher.
Katy Perry was a public Hillary Clinton devotee who also protested against Donald Trump by blacking out her profile picture and header photo on Twitter.
Her actions were part of a Twitter protest against the outcome of the Presidential Election.
Amy Schumer wasn’t afraid of what people thought of her opinion when she voiced it on BBC Newsnight where 200 people walked out after she called Trump an “orange, sexual assaulting, fake-college-starting monster”.
“My act will change because I’ll need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain, or somewhere. It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s too crazy,” she said.
Even George Clooney has spoken out against Donald Trump in an interview with British newspaper The Guardian.
“He’s just an opportunist. Now he’s a fascist; a xenophobic fascist,” he said.
Jennifer Lawrence said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that it would be the end of the world if trump became president.
Her ‘Hunger Games’ co-star Josh Hutcherson agreed adding, “It’s a publicity stunt”.
“It can’t be real.”
Will Smith spoke with news.com.au and said he never believed Trump would become president.
“For a man to be able to publicly refer to a woman as a fat pig, that makes me teary. And for people to applaud, that is absolutely fucking insanity to me. … If one of my sons – I am getting furious just thinking about it – if one of my sons said that in a public place, they couldn’t even live in my house anymore.
“For me, deep down in my heart, I believe that America won’t, and we can’t, [elect Donald Trump]. Of all the things he has said, and we could go through the laundry list, that was the one that was such an absolute illustration of a darkness of his soul.
“I just cannot figure out how people can clap for that.”