Stars tweeted out their outrage, conveyed their sadness, and most of all, encouraged Americans to vote in upcoming midterm elections.
Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed by the Senate as a justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, and as you may have expected, Hollywood is livid.
Chelsea Handler, Alyssa Milano and Piper Perabo are among the stars venting their outrage on Twitter in wake of the 50-49 vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation, despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accusing him of sexually assaulting her at a party while they were teenagers.
The testimony and investigation has sparked another round of national conversation about sexual harassment, assault and rape. Although there was already momentum from the #MeToo movement following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, President Donald Trump poking fun at Ford's testimony as well as the other dismissals from powerful politicians has ignited an uproar from Hollywood and beyond.
Stars tweeted out their outrage, conveyed their sadness, and most of all, encouraged their followers to get out and vote for the upcoming midterm elections.
Handler tweeted that today is "another gross day in the history of our country."
"The midterms are coming," she wrote." "We are stronger than this bullshit. We can fight and fight and we may not see the results right away, but we will see them. Our daughters will see them. Don't give up. Fight harder."
"People should be f--king terrified and outraged," Milano wrote. "I sure as hell am. We need to take back our power by taking back the Senate and the House in November. It is the only way out of this mess."
Alongside a cartoon of a woman being pushed down and silenced, Perabo tweeted, "My rage will not extinguish my hope, it will only organize it. #BelieveWomen #BelieveSurviviors"
Actress Sophia Bush wrote that she was "angry" and "heartbroken" over the verdict.
"My sternum feels like it's going to crack in half," she added. "I'm holding friends and loved ones close today. And tomorrow, I'm ready to #RAGE."
Read on to see how Hollywood is reacting to Kavanaugh's confirmation.
Another gross day in the history of our country, but the midterms are coming. We are stronger than this bullshit. We can fight and fight and we may not see the results right away, but we will see them. Our daughters will see them. Don’t give up. Fight harder.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 6, 2018
My thoughts on this sad day for America (a thread):— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 6, 2018
Right-wing & corporate special interests selected this nominee and propped up his nomination with tens of millions of dollars in dark money.
We need to prioritize protecting our courts, which starts with retaking the Senate.
They won’t be able to provide that check if we let them capture the courts. This goes far beyond the Supreme Court.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 6, 2018
Kavanaugh made big news, but stacking our lower courts with fringe right operatives has been Mitch McConnell’s absolute #1 priority since trump’s election.
In conclusion:— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 6, 2018
People should be fucking terrified and outraged. I sure as hell am.
We need to take back our power by taking back the Senate and the House in November. It is the only way out of this mess.
This tweet is for Dr. Ford. You put yourself through so much and I want you to know it wasn’t in vein. You started a movement and we’ll see it through. If they won’t listen to our voices, then they’ll listen to our vote.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 6, 2018
I am angry. I am heartbroken. My sternum feels like it’s going to crack in half. I’m holding friends and loved ones close today. And tomorrow, I’m ready to #RAGE. I love you. I see you.… https://t.co/KNgqScoSxq— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) October 6, 2018
What a terrible day in American history.— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 6, 2018
In solidarity my sister.— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) October 6, 2018
And we’ve all gone to look for America.— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) October 6, 2018
They made their decision. In 30 days we make ours. REGISTER. VOTE.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 6, 2018
Fighting for justice- social justice - the key is to fight knowing you may not win now - but you will not stop -real solidarity terrifies them - good https://t.co/ESFZb5pcji— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 6, 2018
A sad day, friends, but let's take that anger and channel it into our voices, channel it into our votes, and channel it into turning Congress blue on November 6th. #BlueWave2018— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 6, 2018
Right now my attention is split between my competer screen and my TV Screen and all the pleasure I am deriving from winning a game of double solitaire is overcome by the pain of watching our elected officials vote for a beer drinking molester to be a Justice of our Supreme Court— carl reiner (@carlreiner) October 6, 2018
Just started crying in this coffeeshop because the barista asked me how my day is going and that's ok. Fuck.— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) October 6, 2018
It's time. pic.twitter.com/vDJxyNxS6R— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) October 6, 2018
Examining why I find it easier to articulate myself to an angry right wing man than I do speaking up to certain female friends.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 6, 2018
An insult to survivors and a sad day for America pic.twitter.com/Y3pErrCGPf— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 6, 2018
Are you Angry?Depressed? Exhausted? OK. Feel that. NOW put it into ACTION. Only YOU can choose the people who represent you and your dreams for America, so make sure you are there on ELECTION DAY. You can get ready — right Now— if you text RESIST to 50409! https://t.co/F4VzSiEd2T pic.twitter.com/uIFfM18cfq— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) October 6, 2018
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥y https://t.co/DmZ9XXUj9D— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) October 6, 2018
Vote.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) October 6, 2018
We now have four justices on the Supreme Court picked by two presidents who lost the popular vote. This Court does not reflect the will of the people. The GOP is ruling without a mandate. VOTE.— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) October 6, 2018
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