Katy Perry, Kesha, And More Offer Advice For Surviving The Next Four Years

Disbelief and resilience ruled the airwaves the morning after election day

From Katy Perry to Gabrielle Union, celebrities who have spent the past few months supporting Hillary Clinton took to social media Wednesday morning (November 9) to express their disappointment and despair, as well as their hope and resilience.

Many messages were brief and shocked. "I am in tears," Ariana Grande tweeted early this morning, while John Legend wrote, "I feel like America just sent in our tuition check for Trump University."

Normani Kordei and Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony also tweeted in disbelief.

And Zendaya posted a blacked-out square to Instagram captioned, "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."

Even Captain America was disappointed in his nation.

Other reactions were more optimistic. Katy Perry, who had campaigned passionately for Clinton, urged people to act. "Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE," she wrote on Twitter. "We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us."

Gabrielle Union shared a similar sentiment.

Jesse Williams, who spoke out about police brutality at the BET awards earlier this year, and Patton Oswalt both had messages of hope.

And Kesha offered some tips for self-care: "Breathe in. Breathe out," she wrote on Instagram. "We got each other, animals. Spread love. Spread hope."


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