US election results: ‘Let’s get to work’ – Celebrities including Lizzo and West Wing cast react to news Joe Biden has won election | World News
Celebrities are reacting to the news that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States of America.
The Democrat’s campaign was littered with star-studded endorsements as many in the creative world voiced their displeasure with Donald Trump’s leadership.
Among those celebrating on social media were Lizzo, Lady Gaga, and the stars of political drama The West Wing.
In a tearful post on Instagram, musician Lizzo urged: “Let’s get to work, America”.
Joshua Malina, who starred in The West Wing as Will Bailey, shared a photo with co-stars Bradley Whitford and Janel Moloney, as well as others with the statement “celebrating w friends”.
Lady Gaga posted on Instagram to say: “Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and the American people, you just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen.”
Director Jordan Peele simply said “you’re fired” – referencing Donald Trump’s former reality TV stint in The Apprentice.
Basketball player LeBron James shared an edited image of Joe Biden slam-dunking over Donald Trump.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence celebrated the election result with a “party for one”.
The Hunger Games star tweeted a video of herself unable to contain her joy and dancing in the streets of Boston.
She wrote: “Had no choice but to throw a party for 1 #comeonbostonletsparty.”
Comedian Amy Schumer posted on Instagram to say: “This is such a big deal guys!! We did it.”
Actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted: “Good work everyone! We worked very hard for this. We lost so many beautiful people and we must celebrate for them and move forward henceforth in a good way.”
Singer John Legend said: “Congratulations to President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris! Thank you for choosing to serve your country during these challenging times.”
I hope President Biden allows himself just a little malarkey this evening. He’s earned it.
— James Corden (@JKCorden) November 7, 2020
Gavin & Stacey writer James Corden said: “I hope President Biden allows himself just a little malarkey this evening. He’s earned it.”
Author Stephen King said: “One of the best days of my life.”
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted: “So much history has been made today. Congratulations, President-elect @JoeBiden and MADAM VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT @KamalaHarris!”
Actor Alec Baldwin posted a photo of the election being called for Joe Biden with the caption “Amen…”
Alan Sugar, who hosted the UK’s version of The Apprentice while Donald Trump led the US edition, tweeted: “@realDonaldTrump it is with regret You’re Fired!”
Little Britain’s Matt Lucas echoed the sentiment, posting a tweet which just said: “You’re Fired!”
Actress Mindy Kaling, who starred in the US version of The Office, shared a photo of Kamala Harris now and as a young girl with the caption: “Crying and holding my daughter, ‘look baby, she looks like us’.”
Model Chrissy Teigen said: “My god it feels like I just took off a weighted blanket, unhooked my bra and taken out my extensions all at once.”
Party in the USA singer Miley Ray tweeted: “Now THIS is a PARTY IN THE USA!”
Actor and producer Reese Witherspoon posted on Instagram to say: “Today is a monumental day.”
She added: “Thinking about all those who shattered glass ceilings and paved the way for a woman to * finally * be Vice President of the United States makes me so emotional.”
Kim Kardashian West just posted three heart emojis, alongside a photo of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger said: “I’m so looking forward to coming back to an America free of harsh words and name calling and be amongst people who I know have common ground and harmony. It’s a challenge but it can be done!”
This news has brought me to tears. I was overwhelmed with relief for this country. I was overwhelmed for Kamala and the inspiration that she brings to girls everywhere. Van Jones made me cry ugly tears. This country has so much work to do to come together. I pray we can do it. ❤️
— P!nk (@Pink) November 7, 2020
The singer Pink tweeted: “This news has brought me to tears. I was overwhelmed with relief for this country.
“I was overwhelmed for Kamala and the inspiration that she brings to girls everywhere. Van Jones made me cry ugly tears. This country has so much work to do to come together. I pray we can do it.”
Alicia Keys said: “Not a crier but I lowkey shed a tear, we won’t let hate win! When we show up for each other we win!
“There’s SO much work to be done but I believe we are willing to show up for each other! Let’s keep being loud & strong. Now the real work begins! Big congrats to @KamalaHarris.”
Ariana Grande posted: “CRYING”, adding “THANK GOD.”
Demi Lovato said: “Today isn’t about celebrating in the face of those that oppose your views and values, but celebrating from a place of LOVE – combating the hate that has encompassed and oppressed so many of us the past four years.
“Let the healing begin.”