During the course of Donald Trump’s campaign, dozens of celebrities vowed to leave the country if he were to be elected.
They were going anywhere – from Africa to Canada to Spain to Jupiter. Here’s a list of a few, and what they’re saying since Trump was declared the winner.
Bryan Cranston said he hopes he doesn’t have to pack his bags, but would “definitely move” if Trump won. “Absolutely, I would definitely move,” the “Breaking Bad” star said. “It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t.” He has apparently chickened out of moving now.
Although shocked and disappointed by the outcome, I hope the pres-elect will work to unify our wounded country. I sincerely wish him success
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) November 9, 2016
Samuel L. Jackson slammed Trump for running a “hate”-filled campaign and said he would move to South Africa if he wins. “If that mother***er becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa,” he told Jimmy Kimmel.
Mr. Jackson tweeted out a video Tuesday encouraging everyone to get out and vote, but has posting nothing since Trump was declared the winner.
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 8, 2016
Lena Dunham told Andy Cohen at the Matrix Awards that, “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver and I can get my work done from there.”
She also has not posted on Twitter since the election results were announced.
“Orange is the New Black” actress Natasha Lyonne said she would hightail it to a mental hospital.
Maybe she’s serious – she had one word for the election results after learning Trump won:
— natasha lyonne (@nlyonne) November 9, 2016
Cher tweeted out on June 16, 2015 that if Trump gets elected, “I’m moving to Jupiter.” After the election, she’s not talking about moving – she just said the “world will never be the same,” and she blames Gary Johnson for taking votes from Hillary.
world will never be the same. I feel Sad for the young.?will never be more than the toilet, I’ve used as a symbol 4 Him.
U Can’t Polish ?
— Cher (@cher) November 9, 2016
IMBECILE GARY JOHNSON
BRINGS DOWN?BECAUSE OF
NARCISSISM & IGNORANCE ‼️JILL YOURE WORTHLESS ‼️WELD U COULD HAVE SAVED US,WHY DIDNT YOU?
— Cher (@cher) November 9, 2016
Miley Cyrus wrote in an Instagram post in March that tears were running down her cheek and she was unbelievably scared and sad. “YOU DT ARE NOT GOD NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU THINK YOU ARE!!! (& if he doesn’t think he is “God” he thinks he is the f—king chosen one or some s—t! We’re all just f—king jam between his rich ass toes! Honestly f—k this s—t I am moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean! )”
She is still crying. She posted a sobbing video on Twitter this morning, but evidently she didn’t really mean it about moving.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 9, 2016
Barbara Streisand, a vocal Clinton supporter, told “60 Minutes” that “I’m either coming to your country if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”
Today, she didn’t have the words to say whether she’s still planning to move or not.
Words cannot express how I feel right now.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) November 9, 2016
Ne-Yo told TMZ last month that he’d move to Canada and be neighbors with fellow R&B singer Drake if the country elected Trump.
He is actually going somewhere… but apparently not to move:
— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) November 8, 2016
Comedian Amy Schumer said in September that she would change her act and head to Spain. “My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish,” Schumer said in an appearance on the BBC’s “Newsnight.” “Because I will move to Spain or somewhere. It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s just too crazy.” When she started mocking Trump in one of her shows recently, several Trump fans got up and walked out. Schumer hasn’t announced yet when she’s moving to Spain.
Comedian Eddie Griffin had promised to move to Africa. Upon hearing the election results, he doesn’t mention moving, but he’s certainly not happy.
Revelations come out of her Babylon Egypt fell Rome fell America falling??????????
— Eddie Griffin (@EddieGriffinCom) November 9, 2016
Chelsea Handler started preparing early. “I did buy a house in another country just in case,” the comedian and talk show host said during an appearance on “Live with Kelly and Michael” in May. “So all these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t — I actually will leave that country.”
She’s no longer talking about leaving, but she did send her condolences to the Obamas:
My condolences to the President and First Lady. We will keep aiming high. We may not have you honored you this time, but we will honor you.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 9, 2016
Jon Stewart announced during his Emmy Awards acceptance speech last September, “I would consider getting in a rocket and going to another planet, because clearly this planet’s gone bonkers.”
Stewart is no longer mentioning rockets today:
— Jon Stewart (@JonStewartHBO) November 9, 2016
Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of the “The View”, said on an episode of the talk show earlier this year that if the country elects Trump, “maybe it’s time for me to move, you know. I can afford to go.”
Whoopie has not sent out a tweet since the election results were announced. Perhaps she is already gone?
I do not think all those voting for Donald Trump are racist, but I do think ALL the racists will be voting.
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) November 8, 2016
Raven-Symone, co-host of The View, is planning ahead: “My confession for this election is if any Republican gets nominated, I’m gonna move to Canada with my entire family. Is that bad? I already have my ticket … No, I literally bought my ticket, I swear.”
Evidently she’s checking it out:
— The View (@TheView) November 8, 2016
Keegan-Michael Key said he would flee north to Canada. “It’s like, 10 minutes from Detroit,” the comedian told TMZ in January. “That’s where I’m from; my mom lives there. It’d make her happy too.”
Hispanic comedian George Lopez reportedly told TMZ there are “enough racists in this country for him to get elected, and added: “If he wins, he won’t have to worry about immigration. We’ll all go back.” Lopez posted a gory tweet in February, with a drawing of himself holding Trump’s head over a pile of skulls. The tweet is still up. It appears he’s going to find a place to rent first:
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) November 9, 2016
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton had threatened to head out too. “If Donald Trump is the nominee … I’m also reserving my ticket to get out of here if he wins. Only because he’d probably have me deported anyhow,” he said at a Center for American Progress event in February.
He’s no longer talking about buying a ticket:
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) November 9, 2016
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joked in an interview with The New York Times in July that it’d be time to move to New Zealand if Trump were to win. “Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,” she said quoting her husband who died in 2010. “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.” Ginsburg later apologized for her comments, calling them “ill-advised.”
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