Celebrities React To Government Shutdown On Twitter
The government shutdown became a reality today and celebrities are taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations with the U.S. government and make jokes at their expense.
Many celebrities used their 146 characters to scold the politicians responsible for the shutdown.
James Van Der Beek called on Congress to "Do your jobs. #SorryNotSorry”
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) September 30, 2013
Alyssa Milano called the government broken.
How crazy is our government? How can they shut down the government when the bill has already passed? The whole freaking system is broken.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 30, 2013
Veteran actress, Mia Farrow has been on a Twitter tirade, calling the shutdown Congress “venomous” and “racist”:
GOP Teaparty-pandering, asinine, inexcusable, unforgivable, venomous, racist Congress just screwed the rest of us
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 1, 2013
Congress you are the very opposite of 'essential'. Give up your own salary then go away & find another job. #shutdown
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 30, 2013
John Legend decided to focus on health care, simply writing, “F the shutdown. The Health Insurance Marketplace is now open in every state. Don’t wait another day to #GetCovered!”
Covert Affairs star, Christopher Gorham also took the opportunity to encourage his followers to look at the bigger picture, imploring his followers to register to vote and “Show Congress who’s boss.”
Comedian Albert Brooks gave his two cents on what would stop the government shutdown:
If Congress had their pay and healthcare withheld during a shutdown we wouldn't be talking about this.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) September 27, 2013
Others, such as New Girl's Max Greenfield, took a more comedic approach:
My favorite episode of Friends is on tonight "The One Where The Government Shuts Down" #Phoebe
— max greenfield (@iamgreenfield) October 1, 2013
Kristen Bell named fiancé Dax Shepard interim leader of the USA:
Guys @daxshepard1 just told me that as of 12:01AM he is the leader of this country.
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) October 1, 2013
Leonard Nimoy put his famous alter-ego (Spock from Star Trek) to work:
Tried a mind meld with a congressman…PAIN !! LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) September 29, 2013
Steve Martin tweeted his ideas for a new government.
New government could also be "young," and "sexy."
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) October 1, 2013
Seth MacFarlane instructed followers to raid a nearby zoo.
Per several Family Guy episodes: whenever there’s a government shutdown, we can all steal a zoo animal. Go get yours.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) October 1, 2013
And Scandal actor, Joshua Malina compared House Republicans to children.
Ugh. My kids are acting like House Republicans again.
— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) October 1, 2013
As the day goes on, surely the celebrity tweets will keep on coming – #governmentshutdown, #fail and #Congress are all currently trending in the U.S.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong