To some, the close race only proved white supremacy is alive and well in America.
While Joe Biden has received more votes than anyone who has ever run for president, the fact that it is still such a close race between him and Donald Trump has been a sore subject for many stars watching the election results come in in real time.
Despite Biden having the upper hand -- as of this publishing, at least -- many celebrities were clearly pulling for more of a landslide victory. The lack of one, however, is being seen as a "damning portrait" of the country.
What Celebrities Are Saying on Social Media as More Election Results Trickle In
On Twitter, many stars have viewed the high number of votes for Trump as proof white supremacy is still very much a real problem in America, while others expressed disbelief anyone could support POTUS after his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Demi Lovato felt that "After this year and especially this summer, it should've been a landslide" victory for Biden. Added Josh Gad, "America has shown itself to be dangerously racist, pathetic and more willing to vote for hatred than their own lives."
Jemele Hill said the "story of this election" would be "that the majority of white people chose to protect and enable white supremacy over what was best for the country," while Claudia Jordan said it was "sad to realize so many people are ok with his behavior and for what he represents."
SNL's Jay Pharoah was "incredulous" over the divisiveness in the country, Devan Sawa called the close race "mind blowing," while Kathy Griffin said the results showed Americans "happily voted FOR racism, sexism, Qanon insanity, pandemic denial, kids in cages, voter suppression, church over state and climate disaster."
See more celebrities commenting on the narrow vote split below:
The horrible truth. https://t.co/fp8LhReI16— Super Duper Fly (@DaveBautista) November 4, 2020
Kind of terribly sad how close this election was. After this year and especially this summer it should’ve been a landslide. I don’t get it. Truly.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 4, 2020
I’m not losing hope. My faith is strong. Just very disappointed at how close this is. Like.... really y’all? 🤯🥺😔— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 4, 2020
This. https://t.co/rdsYNhpoXD— Hilarie Burton Morgan (@HilarieBurton) November 4, 2020
While we can analyze the uptick of support in certain ethnic groups, the story of this election is that the majority of white people chose to protect and enable white supremacy over what was best for the country. They chose racism, and cruelty. https://t.co/91934Ed7VU— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 4, 2020
It says many people don’t mind & actually prefer to publicly endorse fascism rascism & sadism & being ritually humiliated by a shit eating nazi - they are voting FOR COVID— John Cusack (@johncusack) November 4, 2020
“@planetsquirrely: This is beyond devastating what does that say about us -that it’s even close 💔”
fact this is close is an utterly damning portrait of decadence & decay : these aren’t votes for policies or ideologies -— John Cusack (@johncusack) November 4, 2020
They are votes for a man who’s mentally ill & killing people in a pandemic & a child abducting rapist & rascist - soul of USA is deathly sick
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The fact that this election is close at all reconfirms that an alarming number of Americans care more about voting against the interests of others than they do about voting for their own.— Clea DuVall (@cleaduvall) November 4, 2020
It’s not just that trump corrupted the election exactly the way he said he would, post office etc, it’s that 66 million + of my fellow Americans happily voted FOR— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 4, 2020
Kids in cages
Church over State
Sad to realize so many people are ok with his behavior and for what he represents. Especially when his policies don't help them financially AT ALL. https://t.co/SSzwoIaPAa— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) November 4, 2020
No matter the outcome, that this election was a referendum on Donald Trump & his Presidency and it’s somehow too close to call at this point says so much more about the state of our country & moral compass of our countrymen than it does our electoral system. #Election2020— Tiya Sircar (She/Her) (@tiyasircar) November 4, 2020
There can be two truths. Biden IS going to win this thing AND America has shown itself to be dangerously racist, pathetic and more willing to vote for hatred than their own lives. But at least we will get to fight another day. #CountAllTheVotes— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 4, 2020
America is suffering a soul sickness. We have to understand the divisive and violent character of this nation. Repair and Heal the genocide and slavery that we are also founded upon. Give those things their proper place and honor so that we can become whole. https://t.co/Q1larRTc7b— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 4, 2020
So if I have my electoral math right, it would appear half of us don’t value intelligence or honesty and that same half isn’t entirely bothered by rapes or racism.— Sam Esmail (@samesmail) November 4, 2020
A razor thin Biden win with a zero legislative mandate and a GOP held majority Senate while Trump made huge gains within both black & Hispanic voting blocks... Democrats go push forward limping and bleeding with a huge warning about the voters they are repelling from the party.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) November 4, 2020
The fact that it's so close though? Smh, it just shows you how much divisiveness is in this country which is petrifying. Totally incredulous that we're here 😳— Jay Pharoah (@JayPharoah) November 4, 2020
The fact that we’re even this close is mind blowing. Says a lot, about a lot of our states. https://t.co/mSc6OMdXdt— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) November 4, 2020
After the last four years, how is this even close?— Trixie Mattel (@trixiemattel) November 4, 2020
This is agonizing. I don’t understand how it’s even close. I’m already seeing too much red after all the deaths and pain this administration has caused.— Tracie Thoms (@traciethoms) November 4, 2020
This is far from over. But it’s going to be close.— Ethan Embry (@EmbryEthan) November 4, 2020
That in itself is horrible diagnosis.
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