Celebrities Respond To Nail-Biter 2020 Election: Demi Lovato, Kirstie Alley & Chrissy Teigen React
As the results of the 2020 presidential election flood in, social media has been overwhelmed with the thoughts of voters nationwide, including celebrities. The most popular response, particularly among left and liberal-leaning voters, has been severe anxiety about the election outcome, which a lot of celebrity posts reflected without outright stating support for one candidate or the other.
This is like being awake during your own surgery.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 4, 2020
I am seeing that so many people were unable to sleep because of the elections. Even people not from this country. Many are riddled with nerves. Try to take care of yourselves today. 30 mins of praying or meditation may help. We will all get through this together. We have to 🤍
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 4, 2020
Others used their platforms to be loud and proud about their support, distributing voter information, promoting their candidate of choice, and explaining their own ideologies. Perhaps because of who Twitter and Instagram’s primary user-base is, most of the most political celebrity posts were pro-Biden, or at the very least anti-Trump.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 3, 2020
I just don’t understand how all of the racist, homophobic, immoral, transphobic, misogynistic things Trump has said and stood for wasn’t a deal breaker for this many Americans.
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) November 4, 2020
Well. That makes sense. Because historically speaking, you knew that whatever happened, you had autonomy over your body. But if this dude wins again- you may lose it forever. https://t.co/mV0mS2sZ67
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) November 4, 2020
It’s insane what *our* fears are if we lose, compared to their fears if Biden wins. like we will prob all die or be handmaids and they’re worried about bathroom safety
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 4, 2020
As Trump’s tweets got flagged for spreading voting misinformation throughout the night, actors like Josh Gad responded to help their fans understand the truth.
Many who expected Biden to win were shocked by how close the election was, and how truly polarized the nation has become regardless of the outcome.
America is suffering a soul sickness. We have to understand the divisive and violent character of this nation. Repair and Heal the genocide and slavery that we are also founded upon. Give those things their proper place and honor so that we can become whole. https://t.co/Q1larRTc7b
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 4, 2020
Kind of terribly sad how close this election was. After this year and especially this summer it should’ve been a landslide. I don’t get it. Truly.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 4, 2020
The outlier of those who posted on social media were those in support of Trump or other red candidates.
Those who supported Trump primarily questioned the validity of the flood of blue mail-in votes for Michigan and Wisconsin in line with what Trump has said over the past few months, but their tweets were similarly flagged for misinformation.
Awoke to strangeness. The problem with mail in votes is they are ghosts. No proof of anything including being alive, being a resident, or being a citizen. Absentee ballots are not mail in votes. But we knew that didn’t we?🤷♀️Hope the ghosts don’t win
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) November 4, 2020
Kanye West was one of the only celebrities focused on a different candidate entirely – himself. Though he undoubtedly lost this election by a landslide, he was neither dissuaded nor returned to promoting Trump, and has already turned his focus to the next upcoming election.
KANYE 2024 pic.twitter.com/Zm2pKcn12t
— ye (@kanyewest) November 4, 2020