1. Meryl Streep
Recently, while accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, Meryl Streep devoted most of the speech to criticize Donald Trump for mocking a disabled journalist last year during one of his rallies. “This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing,” she said. “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
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2. J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling does not keep her hatred for Mr. Trump hidden. After being told to mind her own business by Donald Trump, Rowling tweeted, “When a man this ignorant & easy to manipulate gets within sniffing distance of the nuclear codes, it’s everyone’s business.” The tweet that really takes the cake, however, is when she wrote, “How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad.”
3. George Clooney
Back when Trump was running for President of the United States, George Clooney felt very strongly about who he would be voting for. He told The Guardian, “He’s just an opportunist. Now he’s a fascist; a xenophobic fascist.” Clooney would go on to hold a fundraising dinner for Hilary Clinton where a table alone would cost more than $350,000!
4. Jack Black
When asked on the Australian Today show who he wanted to be the next President of the United States, Jack Black answered with, “Listen, I’ll take Kanye [West] over Trump, Anyone but Trump.” Black added, “Anyone but that dude.” Jack Black is also known for calling Trump’s presidential run “a sign of the apocalypse,” noting how scary it is that Trump as President of the United States is even a possibility.
5. Robert De Niro
“I’d like to punch him in the face.” Robert De Niro can be seen saying this in a campaign video, which urged people to vote on November 8th for the VoteYourFuture initiative. In the video he adds, “He’s so blatantly stupid. He’s a punk. He’s a dog. He’s a pig. He’s a con, a bullshit artist, a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” In the video, he urges voters by saying, “If you care about your future, vote for it.”
6. Rosie O’Donnell
It is no secret that Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell are not the best of friends. In 2015, Donald Trump was asked by Fox News about his use of language like “fat pigs,” “slobs,” “dogs,” and “disgusting animals” to describe women. Trump responded by saying, “Only Rosie O’Donnell.” In response to this remark, O’Donnell tweeted, “try explaining that 2 ur kids.” And after Trump defended himself for calling Rosie O’Donnell a “pig” during one of the 2016 Presidential debates, O’Donnell fired back. She tweeted, “HE WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT.”
7. Jennifer Lawrence
During the election, Jennifer Lawrence was quoted to have said that if Trump won, it would be, “the end of the world.” After Trump won the presidency, Lawrence wrote an open letter for Vice’s Broadly expressing her anger and sadness, but shared encouraging words. In it she said, “We’re all allowed to be sad that the present isn’t what we thought it was. But we mustn’t be defeated. We will keep educating ourselves and working twice as hard as the man next to us because we know now that it is not fair. It is not fair in the workplace, so you make it impossible to fail.”
8. Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde got a haircut and dedicated it to her hatred for Trump by taking a stab at his wife. In a picture she uploaded on Instagram with her new hairstyle, she wrote, “Feelin myself apparently. Thanks to the master @harryjoshhair for the chop. #nomoremelaniahair.”
9. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the man who has taken over for Donald on The Apprentice while Trump is running the country, had faced so much backlash for supporting Trump that he had to release a statement that he would not be voting for him. It read, “For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for President. Like many Americans, I’ve been conflicted by this election – I still haven’t made up my mind about how exactly I will vote next month. I have been a proud Republican since I moved to America in 1968 and I heard Nixon’s words about getting the government off our backs, free trade, and defending our liberty with a strong military. That day I joined the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.”
10. Will Smith
During the election, Will Smith was hoping that the United States would “cleanse” itself of Trump supporters. He told the Associated Press, “As painful as it is to hear Donald Trump talk and as embarrassing as it is as an American to hear him talk, I think it’s good. We get to know who people are and now we get to cleanse it out of our country.” Smith added, “For a man to be able to publicly refer to a woman as a fat pig, that makes me teary.”
Cher is just one of many celebrities like Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, and Amy Schumer who will participate in the Women’s March on Washington which is scheduled for the day after Trump’s inauguration. Cher has never kept her feelings about Mr. Trump hidden. In 2016, she said that she would have to “leave the planet” if Trump won the presidency and compared his rise in popularity to that of Hitler’s.
12. John Oliver
When the election was winding down, John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight, stated, “Either we just elect a President who didn’t mean a single word he said or we elect one who did.” After Trump’s victory, Oliver seemed to find no humor in America’s situation and somberly said that under Trump’s administration, “not everyone’s going to be O.K.” He added, don’t threaten to move to Canada. “Literally the only excuse to ever migrate to Canada is if you were born there originally [or] it’s springtime and you are a goose.” Instead, he suggested to his viewers to donate to organizations such as Planned Parenthood or the Natural Resources Defense Council, which will be under attack during Trump’s administration.
13. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has famously said that if Donald Trump were to be elected as President, he would in fact be the “last President of the United States.” When visiting Arizona State University, Depp trashed Trump by saying, “It’s not just about being a rich kid or anything like that. There’s a pretense. There’s something created about him in the sense of bullydom. But what he is, I believe, is a brat.”
14. Sarah Silverman
Like many celebrities, Sarah Silverman was not happy after Trump was elected President. Silverman tweeted, “For a lot of people, this is the Great Depression, but this time it’s emotional & physical. Our bodies r breaking down w/ fear & rage… Until we can try to understand that & approach w/ as much love as possible whilst w/ zero tolerance for hate&bigotry, change can’t happen.”
15. Kristen Bell
After Trump tweeted about a Frozen children’s book to defend his scandalous tweet about the Star of David, Kristin Bell was not having it. She tweeted at him, “Zip it Don & get ur head outta ur ass. We’ve more important things 2 think abt today.” She used the hashtags, #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile.
16. Lena Dunham
In her newsletter, Lenny Letter Newsletter, Lena Dunham reacted to Donald Trump’s win by writing, “As horrifying as I found Donald Trump’s rhetoric, as hideous as I found his racism and xenophobia, as threatening to basic decency as I found his demagogue persona, I never truly believed he could win.” She urged her fans to “organize instead of agonize” by saying, “Wednesday was a day of mourning. Thursday, too. Hell, I’m giving us till Sunday. But then we fight.”
17. Aziz Ansari
In June of 2016, Aziz Ansari wrote an article in the New York Times entitled, “Why Trump Makes Me Scared for My Family.” In it he wrote, “Being Muslim American already carries a decent amount of baggage. In our culture, when people think “Muslim,” the picture in their heads is not usually of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or the kid who left the boy band One Direction. It’s of a scary terrorist character from Homeland or some monster from the news. Today, with the presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and others like him spewing hate speech, prejudice is reaching new levels. It’s visceral, and scary, and it affects how people live, work and pray. It makes me afraid for my family. It also makes no sense.”
18. Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert joked about the fact that a Bruce Springsteen tribute band is set to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration party. He commented by saying, “Who better to sing for a reality show president than a man pretending to be the Boss?” He then went on to suggest other cover bands if the one planned does not work out such as, “Maroon 4” and “Justlike Beiber.”
19. Chelsea Handler
On Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show, Chelsea voiced her frustration with the election results by saying, “I understand if you don’t like Hillary. I get that. I totally get it, but forget about if you like her or not. Look at what she’s done. Then you need to get behind that woman whether you fucking like her or not. You get behind somebody that’s done the job versus some guy who… I mean I can’t even discuss him in real terms. He’s not a real person. He takes advantage of everyone around him.”
20. Shonda Rhimes
Judging by Shonda Rhimes’ Twitter account, she was not enjoying the October 2016 debate. She tweeted, “ALL BLACK PEOPLE DO NOT LIVE IN THE INNER CITY. And btw, your need to define ‘inner city’ as hell? YOU ARE A RACIST IDIOT!” She followed with, “I’ve got it. He speaks in simple sentences. ‘I’m the smartest. I’m the best. I’m great. She’s bad. She’s crooked.’ NO ACTUAL thoughts.” She finished off her Twitter rant by saying, “I REALLY need him to stop calling me ‘THE African-Americans’ because ARE YOU KIDDING ME?”
21. Stephen Hawking
Arguably the smartest man on Earth even has something to say about Donald Trump. When asked to explain how Trump became so successful, Hawking replied with, “I can’t.” Hawking added, “He’s a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator.”
Following the election, Zendaya tweeted: “…..speechless…petrified…heartbroken…weary. I don’t know what to say or what to do. I guess I just never knew how many people in this country didn’t love other people in this country.” She is one of many celebrities who took to Twitter after the election was called.
23. Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen has had some of the funniest tweets about Trump during the election. A couple include, “I will never stop talking about how horrible Donald Trump is. Even after he loses, I will set an alert to my phone to remind me not to stop.” And, “Perhaps when you hate more than 5 demographics that make up America, you should leave?”
24. John Legend
After Donald Trump Jr. tweeted, “Ha 5 students when asked why they were protesting couldn’t even answer. The Participation medal/micro aggression generation is pretty sad!” John Legend responded to this by saying, “I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn’t complicated.” When the election results rolled in, Legend tweeted, “I feel like America just sent in our tuition check for Trump University.”
25. Louis C.K.
“Please stop it with voting for Trump,” Louis C.K. wrote in an email blast that announced the sixth episode of his web series. “It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the ’30s. Do you think they saw the sh-t coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.” C.K. added in the blast, “Trump is not your best. He’s the worst of all of us. He’s a symptom to a problem that is very real. But don’t vote for your own cancer. You’re better than that.”