‘This is an embarrassing night’: Hollywood liberals react to U.S. election result

The U.S. election hadn’t been officially called, but liberal Hollywood was already expressing sorrow over the results so far, which seem to be leaning toward a win for Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Even Captain America was at a loss. Chris Evans, who’s well known for his Marvel superhero character, called it an “embarrassing night” for the U.S.


Chris Evans, known for his Marvel role as Captain America, tweeted: “This is an embarrassing night for America.” (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

“We’ve let a hatemonger lead our great nation,” Evans posted on Twitter Tuesday. “We’ve let a bully set our course.”

In similar language, producer Shonda Rhimes, creator of shows with diverse casts like Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder, didn’t hide her disdain.


Scandal creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes couldn’t hide her disdain for how the U.S. election appears to be playing out. (Brian Killian/Getty Images)

“No but seriously,” she posted on Twitter to her 1.37 million followers. “This many of you don’t mind the body-part grabbing xenophobic man who says ‘here’s my black over there?'”

Their fears were officially realized after 2:30 a.m. ET, when Trump strode to the stage in midtown Manhattan for a victory speech, announcing that Clinton had called him to concede the election.

Clinton’s celeb support

Many Hollywood celebrities have been very open about their Democratic support for Hillary Clinton throughout her campaign. The presidential candidate recruited many high-profile heavyweights to support her run.

She held a number of fundraisers hosted by celebrity couples such as George and Amal Clooney and Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

In the final days leading up to the American election, Beyoncé​, Jay Z, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Jennifer Lopez performed at rallies or held concerts in support of Clinton to help sway people on the fence or thinking of staying home.

‘Hate will never win’

Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jessica Chastain, who will star in the upcoming political film Miss Sloane, posted a series of tweets throughout election evening, saying “no matter what happens tonight, hate will never win.”


Jessica Chastain posted a series of tweets on election night. One said: “we can no longer pretend that we are free of racism sexism.” ( Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

“The positive element from all this is that we can no longer pretend that we are free of racism sexism,” she tweeted. “The question is, what do we do now?”

In what seems like a telling response, her question was met with abundant trolling.

Other celebrities are keeping their reactions calm and somewhat neutral, for now.

There are still people holding out hope for Clinton though. Emmy Rossum, who stars in the TV series Shameless, encouraged people to consider the recent baseball breakthrough as an example.

“Let us not forget how the Chicago Cubs won the World Series in the 10th inning,” she posted on Twitter.