The stars sound off! Celebrities took to social media to share their reactions — good and bad — to President Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Friday, January 20.
From Rihanna to Chrissy Teigen, many notable names did not hold back when expressing their feelings about the ex–Celebrity Apprentice host, 70, being sworn into office as the 45th POTUS.
The Barbadian-born superstar, 28, who lives in the United States, posted an Instagram, mourning the end of former President Barack Obama’s eight-year tenure as commander in chief.
“Worst breakup ever,” RiRi captioned a throwback pic of Obama, 55, in his younger years.
For her part, Teigen, 31 — a vocal critic of Trump, 70, and a staunch supporter of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton — joked about the prayer portion of the inaugural festivities, referencing the misogynistic comments the real estate tycoon made about grabbing women “by the p–sy” without permission, as heard in a leaked 2005 Access Hollywood tape released in October.
“what a beautiful prayer,” the model, who will be participating in the Women’s March on Washington protest on Saturday, January 21, wrote. “makes me wanna grab my puss.”
what a beautiful prayer. makes me wanna grab my puss
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 20, 2017
“oh. it's offensive when I say it though. hm,” Teigen added in a subsequent post, responding to backlash from her initial tweet.
There was some love for Trump too. Teen Mom OG’s Farrah Abraham posted an Instagram in honor of his first day as president. “#HistoricalMoment is finally here #InaugurationDay Congratulations President @realDonaldTrump,” she captioned a screenshot of the country’s new leader and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump. “#TrumpTrain #YoureHired #USA #GreatAgain 🇺🇸"
Despite his support for Clinton leading up to last year’s election, Bravo’s Andy Cohen is remaining hopeful about Trump’s takeover of the Oval Office. “I look forward to the new President setting a great example from today on!” he wrote.
Ok let's do it. And I look forward to the new President setting a great example from today on! https://t.co/f08cdLeyp6
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 20, 2017
Kim Kardashian addressed President Barack Obama’s farewell by posting a series of family photos with the former commander in chief to her website and social media on Friday. Ellen DeGeneres also gave the 44th president a shoutout, tweeting: “@POTUS @BarackObama, you changed our world. #ThankYouObama.” The talk show host also thanked the Obamas for legalizing gay marriage. “I want to personally thank him for changing my life,” she said of Barack. “I am a legally married woman because of him and so is my wife [Portia de Rossi]. His courage and compassion created equality for everyone. He moved us forward and made more happen in the past eight years than I ever dreamed possible. I love him. I love Michelle.”
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 19, 2017
Beyonce also paid tribute to the former POTUS, captioning a sweet photo of Barack and Michelle on Instagram with a simple “Thank you.”
Shia LaBeouf initiated a four-year long protest against Trump, creating a continuos public live-stream in Queens, New York, broadcasting people shouting “He will not divide us!” The actor also shared a photo via social media of a sign he had installed on the side of the Museum of the Moving Image in New York which also read “He Will Not Divide Us.”
Museum of the Moving Image, New York pic.twitter.com/uhaqLufjo2
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 20, 2017
Take a look at more celebrity reactions to Trump’s inauguration below:
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 20, 2017
Then, I'm marching. #WomensMarch
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 20, 2017
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) January 20, 2017
Stop telling me to "get over it". Get UNDER it. He works for US. The democratic process is constant. Stay informed, stay engaged, speak up.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) January 20, 2017
You guys…why did my email count turn to this number this minute right as he is being sworn in?!?! pic.twitter.com/4oBVoCBdKv
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) January 20, 2017
I made a appointment at the DMV this morning. That's where I'll be. The DMV. ?? #AlreadyGreat
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 20, 2017
I'm trying to be a respectful diligent American rt now but as I start to watch this inauguration- Regression is the word that comes to mind.
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) January 20, 2017
I'm boycotting my TV not even watching for the inauguration for the 1st time in my life! https://t.co/pc64Tsb6lJ
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) January 19, 2017
Once or twice in every generation a line is crossed so egregiously that where you stood on the issue will forever define you. -Kara Vallow
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) January 20, 2017
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) January 20, 2017
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