Best Coast Sets Up Email 'Hotline' for Anyone Feeling 'Scared, Discouraged, Unsafe' Following Presidential Election

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It seems that half of America woke up Wednesday (Nov. 9) feeling uncomfortable with presidential election that had played out the night before. For those fearing Donald Trump's forthcoming presidency, Best Coast wants to help. 

Following Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton, Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino posted a message to fans offering support for anyone feeling "scared, discouraged, unsafe, etc." She set up an email account to field messages, saying, "Please write me and I'll do my best to help."

A few hours later, Cosentino followed up her post, saying, "Yr emails are giving me life! Doing my best to get to all of them so keep em coming."


Cosentino also posted a lengthy message on Instagram, encapsulating many Clinton supporters' sentiments. 

"I know that a large percentage of us feel empty, disgusted, confused, helpless and scared right now- I am one of those people," she wrote. "I stand with all of my sisters and brothers today. Immigrants, POC, disabled, women (especially survivors of sexual abuse/assault), poor, single mothers and fathers, minorities, everyone - I stand with you today and everyday. Be kind to one another, we need it now more than ever." 

See some of her many posts below. 

If you feel scared, discouraged, unsafe, etc. today- I made this: bestcoasthotline@gmail.com. Please write me and I'll do my best to help ❤️

- Best Coast (@BestCoast) November 9, 2016

Yr emails are giving me life! Doing my best to get to all of them so keep em coming: bestcoasthotline@gmail.com. So thankful for you guys ❤️

- Best Coast (@BestCoast) November 9, 2016 

I know that a large percentage of us feel empty, disgusted, confused, helpless and scared right now- I am one of those people. However, if we lay around and sulk in bed all day, nothing will ever change. This feels like an attack on so many of us, but this also presents us all with so much motivation to get up and fight back. We have never needed each other more than we do right now. The Tower card represents change, and change is what we're going to fight for. I stand with all of my sisters and brothers today. Immigrants, POC, disabled, women (especially survivors of sexual abuse/assault), poor, single mothers and fathers, minorities, everyone - I stand with you today and everyday. Be kind to one another, we need it now more than ever. Love you guys, hang in there xxBC ❤️

A photo posted by Best Coast (@best_coast) on Nov 9, 2016 at 10:18am PST

the ONLY thing making me feel slightly better about this devastating event is knowing we are all in this together. My heart is with you all.

- Best Coast (@BestCoast) November 9, 2016 

I don't even care that I'm covered in zit cream and hours worth of crying eye bags. I've never in my life felt as awful as I do right now. All I can say is, wow. Love to all my friends and fans that are feeling this same way right now. Tomorrow is a new day- bless you all --

A photo posted by Best Coast (@best_coast) on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:55am PST

I don't give a FUCK how many fans I lose- if you support Trump, I DO NOT support you

- Best Coast (@BestCoast) November 9, 2016

TO ANYONE TRYING TO SAY DONALD TRUMP ISNT A RACIST- I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR BLATANT IGNORANCE.

- Best Coast (@BestCoast) November 9, 2016

This is the point in the night where i start texting my therapist

- Best Coast (@BestCoast) November 9, 2016

Two truths: 1) America hates women and minorities, even if Hillary wins. 2) next BC album is gonna be ANGRY as fuck.

- Best Coast (@BestCoast) November 9, 2016

This sucks because part of me is like "WHAT THE FUCK AMERICA" and the other part of me is like "yup, not surprised."

- Best Coast (@BestCoast) November 9, 2016