Plenty of anti-Trump celebrities have had their say on the billionaire reality star’s shocking victory in the US presidential elections, with some in despair at his win, some finding humour and some even imploring acceptance.
Now Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer, pictured together above in January, have added their voices to the wave of upset.
Actor Lawrence, writing for vice.com’s women’s channel Broadly, says people should look to the future and appears to condemn the thousands taking part in countrywide protests.
However, while asking people to focus on their own lives and think through the next step with a clear head rather than take action, she simultaneously says people must “stand against” injustice and use their rage as motivation.
“We shouldn't blame anyone, we shouldn't riot in the streets. We should think strongly and clearly about what to do next because we cannot change the past.
“If you're worried about the health of our planet, find out everything you can about how to protect it. If you're worried about racial violence love your neighbour more than you've ever tried to before – no matter what they believe or who they voted for. If you're afraid of a wall putting us all into another recession then organise and stand against it.”
She adds that women will keep “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. And like Hillary, it might not work.
“But like Hillary, you can still be an inspiration and get important things done. Do not let this defeat you.”
While Lawrence’s response focused on moving forward, Schumer posted a blistering criticism of Trump voters on her Instagram account, saying she was “furious” and describing them as “kicking and screaming babies”, “weak” and “misinformed”.
First referencing a joke she made about moving to London, in the post (which you can read in full below), the comedian goes on to say that anyone who responded telling her to “pack your bags is just as disgusting as anyone who voted for this racist homophobic openly disrespectful woman abuser.”
She continues: “My heart is in a million pieces […] I am horrified that people believed these bumper sticker slogans filled with hate he spewed.
“People who voted for him you are weak. You are not just misinformed. You didn't even attempt information. You say lock her up and you know something about the word ‘email’ but what was in the emails? You have no clue. Well I'll tell you if you were able to read this far through the holes in your sheet. They said nothing incriminating. Nothing.”
“She dedicated her entire life to public service and got our children heath care and education without discrimination. He didn't pay his workers. Started a fake college. Ripped people off. Never paid his taxes and sexually assaulted women and on and on […]
“She would have taken care of us. I personally would have had to pay higher taxes. All the celebrities backing her would have […] But we all wanted to do it to take care of the people in need. She was fighting to take care of you kicking and screaming babies. Yelling about emails you know nothing about and not liking her clothes or her hair she wanted to protect you even you
“Well you've gotten what you asked for and now you can watch the sky open up. Literally. I am furious. I cry for her and for all the smart people I love who know what's right and I cry for you people who fell for shiny hats and reality catch phrases.”
Read Jennifer Lawrence’s piece in full at broadly.vice.com.
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