Dozens of Hollywood celebrities will be in Washington, D.C. next week to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump.
This group includes many actors and musicians who actively campaigned for Hillary Clinton, but it also includes a few who were not particularly active during the 2016 presidential election. Specifically, these celebrities will be participating in the Women’s March on Washington, which takes place on Saturday, January 22nd.
Here’s a look at everyone who will protest the inauguration of the 45th president.
Singer and songwriter Katy Perry was an outspoken Clinton supporter during the 2016 election. Not only did she formally endorse Clinton, but she also performed at a concert for the Democratic candidate and even went to college campuses to encourage students to vote on November 8th.
After Donald Trump’s surprise victory, Perry made clear that she plans to be an active part of the anti-Trump movement, calling on her followers to resist and rise up.
Evan Rachel Wood
Actor Evan Rachel Wood, who plays Delores on the HBO series Westworld, will also be in Washington, D.C. next week.
Unlike Katy Perry, Wood was not too involved in the 2016 election; she did not formally endorse a candidate and did not appear at any rallies. She did make her opposition to Trump known on Twitter, however.
Scarlett Johansson will join Katy Perry and Evan Rachel Wood at the Women’s March on Washington.
During the 2016 election, Johansson showed her support for Hillary Clinton, praising her as a candidate and not just as the alternative to Donald Trump.
“Hillary is the right candidate for right now,” Johansson told Variety in October 2016. “I think she’s got a lot of integrity. She’s got a lot of stamina. She’s a very clever politician, and that’s actually important to me. Maybe it’s because I have a daughter now.”
Johansson also appeared in an anti-Trump PSA created by her friend and Marvel colleague Joss Whedon.
Comedian Amy Schumer is a second cousin of New York Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader. She endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and in September said that she doesn’t think most of Clinton’s critics are very well informed.
“Those people [who hate Hillary Clinton] aren’t informed,” she said in an interview with BBC. “If you go, ‘Why don’t you like Hillary,’ they’ll go, ‘She lied about her e-mails. What else is she going to lie about?’ People get one fact and that’s what they latch on to about a candidate. I’m like, ‘Well, Donald Trump has a fake college.'”
Schumer went on to say that she has never had a conversation with anyone who doesn’t like Hillary where the person had anything meaningful to say. She added that the idea of Donald Trump winning is “beyond my comprehension” and that she would move to Spain if he does.
Zendaya, a 20-year-old actress and singer, rose to prominence in 2013 when she starred in the Disney Channel series Shake It Up. She has also appeared in other Disney Channel shows like Good Luck Charlie and A.N.T. Farm. Later this year, she will star alongside Tom Holland in the Marvel film Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Zendaya made her displeasure with Donald Trump known throughout the 2016 election, taking to Twitter in disgust after the release of the infamous Access Hollywood tape on which Trump brags about forcibly grabbing women by the genitals.
And following Donald Trump’s election on November 8th, Zendaya wrote on Instagram, “……speechless…petrified…heartbroken…weary. I don’t know what to say or what to do. I guess I just never knew how many people in this country didn’t love other people in this country.”
America Ferrera will serve as chair of the Artist Table at the Women’s March on Washington.
Ferrera, known for her role on Ugly Betty and who currently stars in NBC’s Superstore, supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, long before it even became clear that Clinton would be facing Donald Trump. Ferrera wrote a piece for The Huffington Post in April 2016 titled Why Hillary Clinton Thrills the Hell Out of Me.
“I’m voting for Hillary because no candidate in this race has done more to empower this first-generation American millennial woman, raised by a single immigrant mother, and educated in public schools, to grow up and contribute back to society — even if I needed a free lunch along the way,” Ferrera said. “She believes in the potential of a girl like me. And I believe in the potential of a president like her.”
Ferrera appeared alongside Lena Dunham at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. In a speech, Ferrera, who is of Honduran descent, said that “according to Donald Trump, I’m probably a rapist.” When Dunham pointed out that Ferrera is not Mexican, Ferrera responded, “And President Obama isn’t Kenyan, Lena, but that doesn’t stop Donald.”
After Donald Trump’s election, Ferrera posted a photo of herself in tears on Instagram and said she felt as if someone she loved had died.
“I’ve never felt this brand of sadness before,” Ferrera said. “If you cried all day- you are not alone. We deserve to mourn. Patiently waiting for the sadness to transform into something more useful.”
Frances McDormand will also be attending the Women’s March on Washington.
McDormand is married to writer and director Joel Coen, and she has appeared in a number of Coen Brother films, including Fargo, Blood Simple, Burn After Reading and Hail, Caesar. In 2015, she won an Emmy for her role in Olive Kitteridge.
Unlike some of the other celebrities on this list, McDormand has said virtually nothing about the 2016 election. She has not been quoted as making any positive comments about Hillary Clinton or negative comments about Donald Trump.
Chelsea Handler is a comedian and talk show host who currently hosts the Netflix show Chelsea. After the election of Donald Trump, Handler broke down in tears during an episode of her show.
“The election’s over and obviously the result is not what I was hoping for,” Handler said. “Like a lot of people in this country, I’m sad, I’m disappointed and I’m confused. But if Hillary can make it through a concession speech, then I’m going to make it through a stupid television show, so I’m going to.”
Handler also said she was seriously contemplating moving to Spain.
“I really, really want to move to Spain right now,” she said. “But everyone in my office is like, ‘You have a responsibility, you have a voice. You have to use it. You have to be here.'”
Uzo Aduba recently announced on Twitter that she would attend the Women’s March on Washington. She wrote, “Unity. Protection. Power. Progress. WOMEN RISE UP.”
Aduba, who stars on the Netflix show Orange is the New Black, was a supporter of Hillary Clinton and once appeared in an ad for the Democratic candidate, although the ad focused more on women’s issues and not on Hillary Clinton specifically.
“Women made up 53 percent of all voters in the last election, and yet we only make up 19.4 percent of our Congress,” Aduba says in the ad.
Aduba later appeared at a rally for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina; this took place a month before the election.
And on November 4th, Aduba formally endorsed Clinton in an opinion piece for Elle.
“Hillary Rodham Clinton is a resilient public servant seeking the highest seat in the land,” Aduba said. “When I think back on myself as a young girl sharing time with my mother, I feel how wonderful it is to witness this woman – the one who had encouraged me and many others to pump up the volume on our own lives – empower and have an impact on yet another generation. It’s a testament to her strength. It is an illustration of her commitment to this country, and it proves to each of us just how ready this first lady, this senator, this secretary of state, is to lead.”
But although she supported Hillary Clinton, Aduba said she felt Donald Trump had a realistic chance of becoming president.
“I wouldn’t say I’m sure he won’t win. If we don’t activate as a people, anything is possible,” she told Cosmopolitan in August 2016. “he power of the vote is mighty, and momentum can be even mightier. ”
Following the election of Donald Trump, Aduba indicated that she would fight against the new president.
Uzo Aduba won’t be the only Orange is the New Black star to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump. Joining Aduba will be Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee on the series.
Brooks endorsed Hillary Clinton in an op-ed for Bust in October 2016.
“I stand for Hillary because she’s on a mission to make this place better for all people,” Brooks said. “…I rock with her view about a woman’s right to choose what she does with her body. She is a woman—an experienced woman. A woman who is ready to serve her country and who has been serving her country for years.”
Yet another Orange is the New Black star who will be at the Women’s March on Washington is Lea DeLaria, who plays Big Boo.
Shortly after the election of Donald Trump, DeLaria took to Instagram to say that she wanted to “pick up a baseball bat and take out every f*cking republican and independent I see.” She later deleted this post.
DeLaria also confronted a Trump supporter outside of a Hillary Clinton event in October.
“Have you noticed the shirt you’re wearing?” DeLaria asked the Trump supporter. “I think you’re a lesbian. You might want to think about voting for Hillary.”
A fourth Orange is the New Black Star who will attend the march is Diane Guerrero, who plays Maritza Ramos on the show. She also has a role on the CW series Jane the Virgin.
Guerrero is of Colombian descent, and she revealed in a 2014 op-ed in The Los Angeles Times that her parents were deported when she was 14 years old. In the years since, she has been an advocate for immigration reform.
“It’s disheartening to see the hate speech and the divisive behavior,” Guerrero said in a May 2016 conversation with Vogue about the election. “But at the same time, I have to believe that smart people and good people of this country don’t give into that. And also [they] can get motivated by it.”
Constance Wu will be attending the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st as well.
Wu is known primarily for her role on the ABC comedy series Fresh Off the Boat. She endorsed Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, writing an op-ed about her support for the Democratic candidate for Elite Daily.
“I passionately support Hillary Clinton for president because she has devoted her life to public service and has been willing to learn and change along the way by listening to the people she serves,” Wu said.
Wu also said in her Elite Daily article that it seemed Trump was running for president mainly to get revenge on people who were mean to him.
Speaking about the election of Donald Trump on November 16th, Wu said, “We heard a lot about some of these Rust Belt states having economic anxiety because their manufacturing jobs are going away and that’s why they voted for Trump, because he wants to get rid of NAFTA. My take on it is a lot of these jobs are going away just simply because we’re evolving with technology, and robots and computers are taking them away. But since that’s such a difficult thing to understand, often the scapegoat is immigrants and people of color, which is, I think, why you saw a lot of divisive, racist rhetoric during Trump’s campaign and why we’re seeing a rise of hate crimes toward people of color now.”
Wu has continued to stay vocal on political issues via Twitter since the election, in recent days criticizing the Republican Party for making moves to repeal Obamacare and Steve Harvey for meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.
Actor Julianne Moore will participate in the Women’s March on Washington.
Moore was a supporter of Hillary Clinton and appeared at a rally for the Democratic candidate in March 2016.
After the Republican National Convention, Moore said in an interview with The Huffington Post that she believes Donald Trump’s campaign is ” incredibly detrimental.”
“This ridiculous negative campaigning is not moving anything forward,” Moore said. “I didn’t hear anyone presenting Donald Trump as a leader. What I really heard them doing was taking down Hillary Clinton. Where do you win when you’re doing something like that? … “I don’t know that any society has moved forward by being exclusive and nationalistic and that’s what I’m seeing Donald Trump doing. I think it’s very negative and incredibly detrimental to us as a society.”
Since Election Day, Moore has retweeted a number of posts critical of Donald Trump, including one comparing his rise to the rise of Mussolini.
Not only did Patricia Arquette endorse Hillary Clinton, but Hillary Clinton also endorsed Patricia Arquette. When Arquette received an Oscar in 2015 for her performance in Boyhood, she used her speech to talk about equal pay for women. Clinton later said, “I think we all cheered at Patricia Arquette’s speech at the Oscars, because she’s right—it’s time to have wage equality.”
In June 2016, Arquette said of Trump, “I do really think he’s incredibly dangerous and not very smart. Listen, my family fought in the Revolution and the Civil War. I believe in the freedom of democracy and religious tolerance. Every message that he sends out is really an anti-America message.”
Arquette will be joining the thousands of women in the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st.
Cristela Alonzo is a stand-up comedian and actor who starred in the ABC series Cristela; she was the first Mexican American woman to create and star in a TV show.
A lot of celebrities didn’t really start criticizing Donald Trump until spring or summer of 2016, when it became clear he had a realistic shot at the presidency. But Alonzo was speaking out against Trump from the beginning.
In September 2015, Alonzo was starring in an improv show in Washington, D.C., and she told The Washington Post, “I’m excited to come to D.C. because here we are, almost in an election year, and I want to give a point of view that goes against people like Donald Trump. I want to say, ‘Hey, I’m coming from a people that are here in this country, that work hard and are vilified.’ It’s about telling stories from my life, explaining where I come from and dispelling whatever opinions people may have of Mexicans or Mexican-Americans.”
Danai Gurira is an actor known for her role as Michonne on The Walking Dead.
Gurira stumped for Hillary Clinton in October 2016, speaking to voters in Wisconsin. In December, she wrote an opinion piece for The Hollywood Reporter praising the cast of Hamilton for their decision to deliver a message to the incoming vice president, Mike Pence.
“It is crucial to understand the effect that the 2016 presidential campaign had on many Americans: people are scared that the divisive rhetoric used by the president-elect may be turned into legislation by our congress, and may even justify hatred and exclusion,” Gurira said. “Freedom of speech does not exist in some other parts of the world and it must be protected. We cannot allow it to be threatened here in the land of the free and the home of the brave — especially by those who bear the responsibility of leading us.”
Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer and former theatre critic at The New York Times. She is currently a professor at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. Her most recent book is a memoir called Negroland.
After the election of Donald Trump, Jefferson said that she felt like Americans now feel they have been given permission to be racist.
“Oh, definitely, people were clamoring for permission,” Jefferson said. “He’s made it part of a program and a vision. It’s bobbing along in the wake of ‘Make America great again.'”
Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy award winning singer and songwriter who Forbes named one of the 40 most powerful celebrities in Africa.
In addition to her music, Kidjo is also an activist; she founded the Batonga Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing African girls with secondary school and higher education.
Kidjo resides in New York City and is a contributor to The New York Times.
Padma Lakshmi is known for being one of the hosts of the reality competition show Top Chef. She has written a number of books, including a cookbook and a memoir, and she has also had a career in modeling.
In April 2016, Lakshmi said in an interview that Trump is a racist buffoon.
“We are a country of immigrants, so to say you should put a wall up or limit certain ethnicities is sort of antithetical to what this country is about,” she said. “He himself is an immigrant of immigrant decent. Unless you are from the Cherokee nation, your ancestors are immigrants so you may be an umpteenth generation immigrant but there you are, squatting on someone else’s land.”
Hari Nef is a transgender model and writer who frequently speaks about LGBTQ issues. When Nef was on the cover of Elle in September 2016, it was the first time a transgender woman had appeared on the cover of a major British magazine.
On November 9th, Nef took to Facebook and encouraged Trump supporters to unfollow her.
“If you voted for Donald J. Trump, you should be ashamed of yourself,” she wrote. “If you voted for Donald J. Trump, you should unfollow this page. If you voted for Donald J. Trump, you have blood on your hands.”
Monica Raymund is an actor known for playing Ria on the Fox series Lie to Me. She currently stars on NBC’s Chicago Fire.
Raymund supported Clinton in the election, but in the days following Donald Trump’s victory, she appeared outside of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago with two folding chairs, encouraging Trump voters to engage her in a dialogue.
“My goal is to remind people that what we have in common are nonviolent forms of expression; that hate and bigotry are nonpartisan issues,” she said.
Debra Messing is an actor known primarily for her role as Grace on the NBC series Will & Grace.
Messing and some of her Will & Grace costars reunited in the fall to urge Americans to vote. Messing denied that this was a Clinton ad and said that it was simply encouraging fans to go out and vote, regardless of if they support Trump or Clinton.
“Votes are the great equalizer,” Messing told The Washington Post at the time. “It doesn’t matter if you’re wealthy, it doesn’t matter what color your skin is, or what religion you are, every vote is weighted equally and it is our greatest privilege as Americans.”
Messing has not, however, been shy about her support for Hillary and opposition to Donald Trump. She spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and she recently engaged in a Twitter feud with actor Susan Sarandon, a Bernie Sanders supporter, when Sarandon said Clinton supporters should reach out to Trump supporters.
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