Worldwide response to the US election: celebrities respond to the victory of Joe Biden


Celebrities celebrated a’ historic day’ when, after four turbulent years, Joe Biden was elected U.S. president.

During his time in the White House, Mr. Trump was Hollywood’s favorite target, and the film industry largely endorsed Mr. Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris.

2020 US election: Joe Biden wins the presidential election in the United States

On Saturday, after he was predicted to win Pennsylvania, Mr. Biden’s victory was declared, giving him an insurmountable lead.

On social media, celebrities were swift to respond.

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It is a historic day today. Let’s take a moment to remember how far women have come in this world, no matter what side you’re on. It makes me so emotional to think of all those who broke glass ceilings and paved the way for a woman to *finally* become Vice President of the United States. Truth from Sojourner. Tubman’s Harriet. Chisholm Shirley. Ruth Ginsburg Bader. Harris Kamala. I salute both of them. And to our nation’s young girls…. Big hopes. Whatever is possible.

A post shared by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) at 8:51 am PST on Nov 7, 2020

Reese Witherspoon, the Oscar winner, called it a “monumental day” and praised Ms. Harris as the first female United States vice president.

She said, “Let’s pause for a moment, no matter what side you’re on, to recognize how far women have come in this country.”

“It makes me so emotional when I think about all those who broke glass ceilings and paved the way for a woman to * ultimately * become vice president of the United States.

“Sojourner Truth. Harriet Tubman. Shirley Chisholm. Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Kamala Harris. I salute them all. And to the young girls of our nation…. Dream big. Anything is possible.”

A frequent critic of Mr. Trump, who once called her a “dirty mouth.” was TV host Chrissy Teigen.

My Goodness, it feels like I just removed a weighted blanket, unhooked my bra, and at once removed my extensions.

– Chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 7, 2020 November 7, 2020

She tweeted, “My god it feels like I just took off a weighted blanket, unhooked my bra and took out my extensions all at once.” after news of Biden’s win was reported.

In a video message shared on Instagram, an emotional Lady Gaga, who had stood up for Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris, wiped away tears.

Van Jones, CNN analyst, sheds tears of joy after Joe Biden was elected

She said, “I hope that all the women in this country know that there is a real, real reckoning, a real change. And I hope that the people whose voices that have been suppressed by power, I hope that you know that your voices have been heard.”

“I’m honestly a little speechless. This is a very special day. A day that a lot of people who felt like we were living in a state of terror and aggression all the time, but that’s over. You can feel warm now.”

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. @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris and the American people, you just showed the world one of the greatest actions mankind has ever seen of compassion and courage. For our new Commander in Chief and the 1st female VP elected to the White House, nothing but affection. Path to go, too, PA

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Oscar winner Julia Roberts shared a photo of the United States TV news presenter Steve Kornacki, who went viral for his election coverage online.

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In the caption, Roberts added the hashtags “#wedidit #stevekornacki #letthealingbegin.”

Alec Baldwin has received much acclaim for his portrayal of Mr. Trump on the comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live. Alongside a screenshot of TV news declaring Mr. Biden the winner, he wrote: “Amen…”


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