Election 2016: Hollywood Devastated, Depressed After Trump Victory

The Hollywood Reporter

Donald Trump has won the presidential election, and members of Hollywood - both those who didn't cast their ballots for him Tuesday and those who did - are sharing their thoughts on this historical election.

The Republican candidate led the electoral vote race by winning over the battleground states of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina. Hillary Clinton trailed Trump throughout the night, being almost 40 electoral points behind at one point. 

After the news broke, Trevor Noah, Seth MacFarlane and Judd Apatow shared their shock and anger, while Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jessica Chastain, Mark Duplass and Lupe Fiasco tweeted forward-thinking encouragements. Rose McGowan penned an open letter to the media: "You all had a hand in this. You must take ownership of this situation."

See some of the reactions below. 

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I guess Brexit doesn't seem so bad now.

- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) November 9, 2016

Canada has just started building a wall.

- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) November 9, 2016

Media this is for you pic.twitter.com/ffoix8itSB

- rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) November 9, 2016

Hold your loved ones close tonight. Let 'em feel it. Get some sleep. Back at it tomorrow. Love has a longer wick than hate & fear.

- Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 9, 2016

F*ck that.
I love this country, and there's more work to do than ever.
(No offense Canada) https://t.co/u9aHY1Zho4- Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 9, 2016

Go through all stages tonight.
You are allowed to feel however you like.
Take stock of your heart.
See you tomorrow.
We are all still here.- Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 9, 2016

Anyway, I'm in Mexico. This came with my coffee. pic.twitter.com/VLCmJFBWav

- Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 9, 2016

"This too shall pass."-My mom.
And she's never been wrong about it.- Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 9, 2016


- carl reiner (@carlreiner) November 9, 2016

Chris Christie is the guy who invested in Apple stock when it was still 5 dollars. I'm stunned.#ElectionNight #Election2016

- Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) November 9, 2016

Looking for a silver lining, maybe this pushes us to get more involved in our country and fight for the things that need fighting for.

- Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) November 9, 2016

You ever wake up and dread going to work because your boss is an asshole but you have no choice because you need the money to survive? #USA

- Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) November 9, 2016

What have we done?

- Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) November 9, 2016

Honestly, I was. https://t.co/lx40oMtJSF

- Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) November 9, 2016

I wonder what the KKK expects Donald Trump do. Good time to be a builder. Soon no regulations. No hard hats. No permits! Just money!

- Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) November 9, 2016

I want to quit life.

- Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) November 9, 2016

#notmypresident #nevermypresident
https://t.co/QrHxNILFDV- Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) November 9, 2016

Dear God
Please let Ruth Bader Ginsburg live to be 120.
Amen- Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) November 9, 2016

I'm taking tonight to grieve for minorities, women, immigrants, muslims & the LGBTQ community but tomorrow I'm waking up ready to fight.

- Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) November 9, 2016

G'night. Here's hoping that we wake up resolved, still believing that this country, though it meanders, will lunge toward perfection.

- John Cho (@JohnTheCho) November 9, 2016

Also, I don't say it enough. I love you.

- John Cho (@JohnTheCho) November 9, 2016

The positive element from all this is that we can no longer pretend that we are free of racism & sexism. The question is, what do we do now?

- Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) November 9, 2016

today I learned that activism & taking care of each other must be an everyday thing, not just an election thing

I promise to do better- Jay Duplass (@jayduplass) November 9, 2016

.@BarackObama @MichelleObama Hi I love you both.

- billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 9, 2016


- Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) November 9, 2016


- Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) November 9, 2016

I mean I knew a lot of people in America hated women. But I didn't like know know. You know? Now I know.

- Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) November 9, 2016

Good thing we'll have a recount tomorrow since Trump insisted over and over that the election is rigged.

- Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) November 9, 2016

A New Fire Is Lit We Never Give Up. We Never Give In' pic.twitter.com/CM4PAnR1nj

- Madonna (@Madonna) November 9, 2016

God bless my little sister's generation.

- Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 9, 2016

well this is utterly terrifying

- Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 9, 2016

I am in tears

- Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 9, 2016

say a prayer America

- #VoteHillary (@ladygaga) November 9, 2016


- KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 9, 2016

not my president

- jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) November 9, 2016


- Paris Jacksoη (@ParisJackson) November 9, 2016

Some didn't like Bush. Some didn't like Obama. But this is different. Forget dislike. Many are genuinely fearful now. This is new.

- Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) November 9, 2016

A climate-denying, anti-equality, anti-reproductive rights establishment has been installed, so yes, we're allowed our online meltdowns.

- Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) November 9, 2016

FYI: Manhattan, where people know Trump best (he's lived, worked, & played there most of his life), gave him 10% of the vote.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 9, 2016

We Brexited.

- Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 9, 2016

My condolences to the President and First Lady. We will keep aiming high. We may not have you honored you this time, but we will honor you.

- Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 9, 2016

There's a girl or a woman out there watching tonight who will be the president. We may have to wait another generation, but she's out there.

- Liz Meriwether (@lizmeriwether) November 9, 2016

No one can stop you from being a loving, kind, generous person. No matter who wins we will be okay and find our way back to humanity.

- Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) November 9, 2016

Never in 15 years of living In this country have I ever felt afraid to look like I do. #immigrant

- Kunal Nayyar (@kunalnayyar) November 9, 2016

This is an embarrassing night for America. We've let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We've let a bully set our course. I'm devastated.

- Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 9, 2016

Fuck? Fuck.

- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 9, 2016

Anyone know any good skin bleaching places?

- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 9, 2016

I'll be ok. But I'm terrified for my family. My mom. My dad. My uncle. They live all over this country.

- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 9, 2016

I take it all back, twist endings are terrible.

- Sam Esmail (@samesmail) November 9, 2016

Why I love @emmyrossum "on the upside, at least we can spend tomorrow getting legally stoned."

- Sam Esmail (@samesmail) November 9, 2016

When they go low, we go high. We regroup. We listen. We double down. We bet on us. Good night.

- Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) November 9, 2016


- Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) November 9, 2016

The racist sexist tax-dodging psychopath @realDonaldTrump is the next President of America. Those who voted for him will bitterly regret it.

- David Walliams (@davidwalliams) November 9, 2016


THIS IS CATASTROPHIC#ElectionNight- Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) November 9, 2016

We Had One Job.

- Questlove Gomez (@questlove) November 9, 2016

If you wanna cry watch Van Jones give the first cognizant minority understanding of the election on CNN tonight. He just made it real.

- Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) November 9, 2016

When do we start googling "What is Brexit?"

- Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 9, 2016

We stand together. We stick up for the vulnerable. We challenge bigots. We don't let hate speech become normalised. We hold the line. https://t.co/ro9AkRSc9Q

- J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016

This is not a local phenomenon. A trend of ultra right, antiestablishment nationalist movements are having their turn at bat globally.

- Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) November 9, 2016

But I do not think it is the end. The same hopelessness you feel now is the same millions of Trump supporters felt & why they voted for him

- Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) November 9, 2016

On BOTH sides. my fans who supported Trump U have to lead too! It's on your shoulders to carry out the plan. Let's see the work not the jerk

- Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) November 9, 2016

If its just an ego victory & your cleansing of the temples was not based in actual plans of fundamental change. Your about to have a problem

- Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) November 9, 2016

Agradezco inmensamente a las personas que me brindaron su apoyo y cariño. El respeto a las mujeres seguirá siendo una lucha día tras día

- Alicia Machado (@machadooficial) November 9, 2016

9/11- 11/9 we will never forget.

A photo posted by Kate del Castillo (@katedelcastillo) on Nov 9, 2016 at 5:56am PST