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”

Alyssa Milano called the government broken.

Veteran actress, Mia Farrow has been on a Twitter tirade, calling the shutdown Congress “venomous” and “racist”:

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:

Others, such as New Girl's Max Greenfield, took a more comedic approach:

Kristen Bell named fiancé Dax Shepard interim leader of the USA:

Leonard Nimoy put his famous alter-ego (Spock from Star Trek) to work:

Steve Martin tweeted his ideas for a new government.

Seth MacFarlane instructed followers to raid a nearby zoo.

And Scandal actor, Joshua Malina compared House Republicans to children.

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

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