People around the world have been sharing their reactions upon hearing that Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United States. Celebrities especially, have been sharing their reactions to the news with many of them unhappy with the result.
Ben Haggarty aka Macklemore, shared a harrowing account of what he believes Donald Trump stands for. On his post to his Instagram account, he shared a photo of his daughter asleep. He comments that he will not allow a misogynistic, racist president to dictate the way he raises his daughter stating;
But what I do have control over is where I go from here. I will teach my daughter to love. All people, regardless of the color of their skin, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or where their birth certificate says they're from. I will teach her how important it is to be an advocate for humanity. Not just the portion of humanity that benefits her. I will teach her non violent communication. That in the face of hatred we must love each other even harder.
Check out what other celebrities have said about the election below.
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I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight. I gathered around the TV with my family and loved ones, ready to celebrate history being made. My daughter had this little blue dress on. I was ready to pop the Martinelli's and hold her, watching Hilary Clinton become the first female president of the United States of America. But...It didn't happen. I had a sick feeling in my gut, riddled with anxiety as the polls started coming in. After hours of a growing pit in my stomach, it was over. I left the TV, grabbed my daughter and took her to bed. But now, as I'm laying next to my her as she sleeps, I remember. Remember what I have control over and what I don't. I don't have control over Donald Trump becoming president. That has been decided. But what I do have control over is where I go from here. I will teach my daughter to love. All people, regardless of the color of their skin, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or where their birth certificate says they're from. I will teach her how important it is to be an advocate for humanity. Not just the portion of humanity that benefits her. I will teach her non violent communication. That in the face of hatred we must love each other even harder. Not give in. Not get discouraged or feel like our progress in the past is void. Keeping fighting for all of us, with an emphasis on those that and have been the most affected by systemic oppression. I will teach her that when she is silent during moments of injustice, she is siding with the oppressor. I will teach her that walls divide people, and by their nature cannot bring us closer. And that just because someone holds the most powerful position in the world, does not make that person right, just or fair. Donald Trump is not raising my daughter. I am. I get to encourage and nurture her to be who she wants to be. Teach her that her voice and actions can change the world. Teach her that she can do anything that a man can do. And one day, even become president of the United States of America. I have work to do. It starts now. And that work is the only thing bringing me peace at the moment
WE WILL NEVER BE SILENCED. #LOVETRUMPSHATE
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 9, 2016
.@HillaryClinton, however this ends tonight I am so proud of you and so honored to be your friend.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) 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
One thing I do not want to watch right now-- comedy about any of this. That's how terrifying and disappointing this is.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) November 9, 2016
Really, people? ANYONE can be President? ANYONE? ANY-ONE?
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 9, 2016
I wonder if he still thinks the system is rigged.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) November 9, 2016
I do have an Irish passport
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) November 9, 2016
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) November 9, 2016