CELEBRITIES REACT TO BIDEN, HARRIS VICTORY
By: CaraG @ExclusivelyCaraG
Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump sparked a huge celebration in the country.
Throughout the election, celebrities used their platform to bring awareness to the importance of voting, such as Beyoncé, Lizzo, Lady Gaga, and more. When it was announced Biden and Harris would be the President and Vice President-Elect on November 7, celebrities took to social media to celebrate the big win!
Kamala Harris uplifts our Black Women with a tweet that says, "I want to speak directly to the Black women in our country. Thank you. You are too often overlooked and yet are asked time and again to step up and be the backbone of our democracy. We could not have done this without you."
"I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn't see Red and Blue states, but a United States. And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people.," Biden wrote on Twitter.
It's no secret that basketball legend, Lebron James was critical of Donald Trump throughout his entire presidency. James shares a photoshopped image of Biden packing Trump's game-winning shot. https://twitter.com/kingjames/status/1325118401820258304?s=21
John Legend, who has campaigned for the Biden-Harris ticket, says, "Congratulations to President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris! Thank you for choosing to serve your country during these challenging times." John Legend and wife, Chrissy Teigen, then headed out to the streets of LA to celebrate! https://twitter.com/kingjames/status/1325118401820258304?s=21
Hip Hop's favorite couple, Ciara and Russell Wilson, both expressed their enthusiasm on
Instagram. Ciara writes, "Tears of Joy! What a day! History has been made! We did it! #BidenHarris. I am so grateful for the chance for new opportunity, change, hope and faith being re-instilled in all of our hearts, the opportunity for a greater unity, and the incredible opportunity for us as women! What a time to witness! History has been made on every level! And... I'm so grateful and super proud of my home state Georgia for coming out and showing out! God is good! Everyone stepped up and let their voices be heard around the Nation! We did it!"
Just moments after the breaking news, actress Kerry Washington, known for her famous political role in ABC drama series Scandal, tweets, "The people have spoken! "Thank you to everyone who used your vote and your voice to make history. PRESIDENT Joe Biden and VICE PRESIDENT Kamala Harris." https://twitter.com/kingjames/status/1325118401820258304?s=21
Singer, Lizzo takes to the internet filled with emotion as tears roll down her face, "There are few times in this country where I'm hopeful. I feel like every time I'm hopeful, it gets taken away from me. This is the end of that four-year term that felt like a thousand years where people lost their lives, their livelihoods; this country fell into a pandemic; a recession, and you can't really blame one president for things, but you can blame them for how they handle it....and it was so mishandled."