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.
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:
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
fact this is close is an utterly damning portrait of decadence & decay : these aren’t votes for policies or ideologies - 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 Win & heal
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 Racism Sexism Qanon insanity Pandemic denial Kids in cages Voter suppression Church over State Climate disaster
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
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
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
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.