As many of us grapple with the hallucinogenically dismal prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, our increasingly fallible brains chaff against a grim reality that’s too much to bear… and thus splash giddily into the shallowest pools of escapism available.
Case in point: This interminable roundup of celebrity squawkings culled from Twitter.
Join us as we check in with the likes of Cher, George Takei, Lady Gaga, and Andy Cohen as they reel from the horrible news in 140 characters or less. Chuckle to yourself, and then begin to cry, and then perhaps try to stand up but collapse to the floor and hit your head on the coffee table, and then there’s probably some light vomiting and additional guttural sobs.
world will never be the same. I feel Sad for the young.?will never be more than the toilet, I’ve used as a symbol 4 Him.
U Can’t Polish ?
— Cher (@cher) November 9, 2016
I am in tears
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 9, 2016
The unthinkable happened before, to my family in WWII. We got thru it. We held each other close. We kept our dignity and held to our ideals.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 9, 2016
A true American Horror Story
— Cheyenne Jackson (@cheyennejackson) November 9, 2016
This is an embarrassing night for America. We've let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We've let a bully set our course. I'm devastated.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 9, 2016
It looks like he won an Emmy and has all his writers & producers with him… this is a dream
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 9, 2016
I still believe in us. Despite this evident, great divide. It's time to come together. Hear each other. Not give up, cry, or gloat. Unite.
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) November 9, 2016
Gather your strength. Now we must turn our tears to sweat, do battle with hate, and turn this chaos into progress. The great work begins.
No one can stop you from being a loving, kind, generous person. No matter who wins we will be okay and find our way back to humanity.
— Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) November 9, 2016
He said there were gonna be sooo many jobs. And he is gonna beat the hell out of Isis and be friends with Putin. He is gonna be so busy!
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) November 9, 2016
I want to quit life.
— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) November 9, 2016
Hold your loved ones close tonight. Let 'em feel it. Get some sleep. Back at it tomorrow. Love has a longer wick than hate & fear.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 9, 2016
Did we just elect a snake oil salesman and his wicked court of terror, or is my ambien kicking in? Or both? ??
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) November 9, 2016
Some didn't like Bush. Some didn't like Obama. But this is different. Forget dislike. Many are genuinely fearful now. This is new.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) November 9, 2016
I'm taking tonight to grieve for minorities, women, immigrants, muslims & the LGBTQ community but tomorrow I'm waking up ready to fight.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) November 9, 2016
How do we explain this to future generations of women? And minorities?#weshouldbeashamedofourselves
— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) November 9, 2016
WE WILL NEVER BE SILENCED. https://t.co/Co4CYBXg8j
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 9, 2016
What about Dreamers? Muslims? refugees? affordable health care? affordable college? voting rights? minimum wage? climate change? —
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) November 9, 2016
America just elected a man who said to "grab em by the pussy" over the first female president. This is really sad.
— Keegan Allen (@KeeganAllen) November 9, 2016
My heart is pounding out of my chest. This has to be a bad dream.
— Ansel Elgort (@AnselElgort) November 9, 2016
I truly hope that people keep their eyes open as we, the greatest democracy on the planet, crumbles. Maybe next time they'll choose better.
— Chaz Bono (@ChazBono) November 9, 2016