Ariana Grande Pleads for Fans to 'Stick Together' After Donald Trump Wins Election

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Ariana Grande is feeling the devastation that Hillary Clinton supporters around the country are experiencing in the wake of the Democratic candidate's loss to Donald Trump in the presidential election, but she still has a sense of hope.

The "Side to Side" singer shared an image of a United States map that showed how the Electoral College votes may have turned out had only her generation, ages 18 to 25, voted on Nov. 8. Although this is a graphic that was developed weeks before the election (from a significantly smaller pool size than the 69 million millennials eligible to vote this year), all but eight states were completely blue on the map -- which hints that an Electoral College win by the Republican Party may not happen again in the future. After admitting that she had spent many hours crying over the election's outcome, Grande offered a little light in the dark, as well as a plea to her fans.


"It restores my hope a little bit that this is what our generation's vote looked like. It says to me that better times are coming….. we just have to stick together right now," she wrote in the caption. "Let's please be active and vocal every day toward making each other feel accepted and loved for our differences. not just on election day. please. it's the only way we will be able to get through what could possibly be a very dark few years."

 

although i've been crying all night and morning…… It restores my hope a little bit that this is what our generation's vote looked like. it says to me that better times are coming….. we just have to stick together right now. let's please be active and vocal every day toward making each other feel accepted and loved for our differences. not just on election day. please. it's the only way we will be able to get through what could possibly be a very dark few years. If you are feeling how I am feeling right now, please know I am holding your hand from afar and I love you. ♡

A photo posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:45pm PST


As the poll results continued to come in on election night, Ariana took to Twitter to express her fear that Trump would win. "Well this is utterly terrifying," she wrote, adding, "I am in tears," upon Trump's win.

Grande is one of the many musicians and celebrities to express their sadness and frustration over the outcome of the presidential election, with the likes of (very public) Clinton supporters Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, along with Kelly Clarkson, Questlove, India.Arie and more chiming in. Despite the disappointment, most have called for Americans to not lose hope.