The Best Celebrity Reactions To Georgia’s Stunning Senate Wins
Georgia has finally wrapped up the 2020 election season after the state’s runoff elections brought two new faces to the U.S. Senate: Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. And in true Hollywood fashion, liberal celebrity supporters took to social media to mark the victories that turned Georgia blue.
Even before results were announced, there were those like Alec Baldwin (who spoofed Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live) who came forward to thank the state’s Democrat supporters, saying, “Whatever the final outcome, thank you to the courageous Democratic voters of Georgia.” Then there were the celebrations that came when the counting had all but ended. Debra Messing tweeted: “Thank you Georgia. Thank you Black voters. Thank you Latino voters. Thank you AAPI voters. When we vote, we win.” Star basketball player LeBron James cheekily tweeted a photo of the WNBA Atlanta Dream team (owned by soon to be former Sen. Kelly Loeffler) saying: “Think I’m gone put together an ownership group for the The Dream. Whose in?” with the hashtag #BlackVotesMatter.
Former presidential contender Hillary Clinton’s celebratory tweet was brief and succinct, where she pointed out what would soon be a reality: “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.” That post was liked by more than 475,000 followers and counting.
Cher: "Stacy Abrams is a Goddess"
Celebrities, however, saved their biggest round of social media applause for Georgia grassroots organizer Stacey Abrams, whose efforts were largely credited for the Senate wins of Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff that finally flipped Georgia blue.
Former President Barack Obama took to social media as well to say: “…it’s clear that last night’s showing, alongside President-Elect Biden’s November victory in Georgia, is a testament to the power of the tireless and often unheralded work of grassroots organizing and the resilient, visionary leadership of Stacey Abrams.” Singer Cher applauded Abrams for being, in her words, “a goddess,” while Mark Ruffalo, star of numerous Marvel superhero movies, tweeted a photo of Abrams with the caption: “[email protected] is a real superhero. Once again saving us all.”
In retweeting Stacy Abrams’ tweet thanking election organizers and volunteers for a job well done, actor Dan Levy simply said, “What this woman has done for her country must never be forgotten.”
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