Hollywood flocked to social media in droves to celebrate Democrat Doug Jones’s victory over Republican Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate special election Tuesday night.
Politically outspoken celebrities including Chris Evans, Barbra Streisand, Mark Ruffalo, Rose McGowan, Alyssa Milano, Ellen DeGeneres, Pink, and Alec Baldwin all weighed in on Tuesday night’s result, with many thanking Jones and Alabama voters.
Some, like actors Kumail Nanjiani and Alyssa Milano, responded by blasting Moore. Milano had been a vocal supporter of Jones throughout the campaign.
Fuck Roy Moore….And the horse he rode in on.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 13, 2017
Hey @MooreSenate, please don’t take the wrong way. But go fuck yourself. It’ll be the first time you’ll be doing that to someone your own age.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 13, 2017
Jones’s victory in the race to replace former Sen. Jeff Sessions shrunk Republicans’s already slim majority in the Senate, cutting it to just one.
Below, find the reaction to Jones’s victory from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Thank you to you brave women that came forward and persevered at great peril. I send you strength and peace. Thank you to Doug Jones for stepping up for what’s right. #AlabamaSenate#ROSEARMYhttps://t.co/OfoBEzEaTx
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) December 13, 2017
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) December 13, 2017
Holy shit!!!!! Does this mean I DON’T have to bury 2017 in the back yard?? Thank you, Alabama!!!!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 13, 2017
Thank you Alabama and thank you Doug Jones. https://t.co/o8NXvTrTUX
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 13, 2017
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) December 13, 2017
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) December 13, 2017
I CANT HELP BUT CRY…. WE WILL FIGHT THIS FIGHT IN EVERY STATE,WE WILL WIN
THE PPL OF AMERICA WILL WIN
— Cher (@cher) December 13, 2017
Hope lives! Never give up on this gorgeous mystery called Life. A Democrat from Alabama? Hope lives.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 13, 2017
A Hail Mary, 100 yard play from goal line to goal line.
A big win for Democracy tonight.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 13, 2017
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) December 13, 2017
#DougJones has won the Alabama Senate seat vacated by #JeffSessions. I believe he will bring not just honor and pride to all the good citizens of Alabama, but a way forward to the decent jobs, education, and economy everyone wants.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 13, 2017
Love and decency prevails. Thank you Alabama! The black folks of Alabama saved the day. They should seriously get priority space at the table. pic.twitter.com/5vxMfJEQgY
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 13, 2017
Shout out to every last one of you who knocked on doors this week
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) December 13, 2017
IT’S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! Yes, Virginia, there IS an Alabama!!
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) December 13, 2017
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) December 13, 2017
Congratulations Alabama. One small step in the right direction for all of us. our voices are being heard
— P!nk (@Pink) December 13, 2017
This is one great step forward. Let us not rest on this. Let this encourage and empower us that every vote counts. That it is not partisan but American to fight for what is right, call out injustice & elect candidates who represent our ethical & moral fiber. Sleep well, friends.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) December 13, 2017
I honestly don’t know what i would have done pic.twitter.com/hYHyIrHAGG
— Helen Hunt (@HelenHunt) December 13, 2017
Thank you to every Republican and Independent in Alabama who stood their ground & voted against a racist, homophobic, pedophile today.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) December 13, 2017
I can’t believe what’s happening in Bama.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 13, 2017
Thank you #DougJones! Glad your service in the name of justice has been recognized and rewarded! As it should be! Thank you voters! #NoJusticeNoPeace#AlabamaRace#AlabamaSenateElection#AlabamaSenatepic.twitter.com/8Myt6HAtJo
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) December 13, 2017
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) December 13, 2017
Yep, the people of Alabama did the right thing by electing Doug Jones. #TheResistance
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) December 13, 2017
If nothing else, now safe to say that God fucking hates Roy Moore.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 13, 2017
THANK YOU ALABAMA !!!!!
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) December 13, 2017
— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) December 13, 2017
Way to go Alabama.
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) December 13, 2017
— Eliza Dushku (@elizadushku) December 13, 2017
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