Celebrities react to US Capitol 'chaos'

·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
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The US Capitol has been breached by angry rioters who stormed the historic building following a mass ‘Stop the Steal’ rally where thousands cheered outgoing President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud.

Following ugly clashes between the mob and outnumbered police on Wednesday (local time), a large number of Trump supporters successfully entered the US Capitol building. Inside, the US House of Representatives and the Senate were in the process of counting the electoral college votes that would finalise Joe Biden’s electoral college win.

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters gather outside the U.S. Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. A large group of protesters stormed the historic building, breaking windows and clashing with police. Trump supporters had gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Thousands of Trump supporters gather outside the U.S. Capitol building to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. Photo: Getty Images.

Congressmen and women were evacuated to secure locations and the building was placed into lockdown.

Earlier in the day, Trump spoke to huge crowds on Capitol Hill, claiming he would ‘never concede’ and urging his own Vice President, Mike Pence, to overturn the election result.

And now, concerned celebrities have taken to social media to react to the astonishing scenes in Washington, D.C., that’s seen one woman shot and killed.

Here’s what famous faces, including Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, actor Kerry Washington and singer Pink, had to say on the unfolding chaos.


Jennifer Lopez

JLo shared a post by Good Morning America which featured a quote from president-elect Joe Biden who called for an end to the “disorder” and “chaos.”

Photo: Instagram/jlo.
Photo: Instagram/jlo.

Hailey Bieber

Model Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) called the situation “embarrassing” and urged pro-Trump supporters to “move on.”

Photo: Instagram/haileybieber.
Photo: Instagram/haileybieber.

Tess Holliday

Model and body positivity activist Tess Holliday shared a CNN article title ‘Mob Invades US Captiol,’ to her Instagram Stories which she captioned, “Call it what it is: terrorism.”

Photo: Instagram/tessholiday.
Photo: Instagram/tessholiday.

Mandy Moore

This Is Us star Mandy Moore shared a tweet by academic and author Ibram X. Kendi who likened the riot to a ‘display of White privilege’.

Photo: Instagram/mandymooremm.
Photo: Instagram/mandymooremm.

Jonathan Van Ness

The Queer Eye star tweeted, “So when right wing people violently storm the Capitol it’s ok?”. he also called for Trump to be impeached.

screenshot of a tweet by Jonathan Van Ness
Photo: Twitter/jvn.

Karamo Brown

Jonathan’s co-star Karamo Brown shared his outrage over the wording used to describe the so-called ‘Trump supporters’.

screenshot of a tweet by karamo brown
Photo: Twitter/karamo.

Issa Rae

Issa Rae, star of TV series Insecure, simply tweeted, “Truly disgusted.”

Photo: Twitter/issarae.
Photo: Twitter/issarae.

Khloe Kardashian

Reality star and mum-of-one — she shares daughter True with NBA player Tristan Thompson — deemed the incident, “the epitome of white privilege.”

Photo: Twitter/khloekardashian.
Photo: Twitter/khloekardashian.

Ava DuVernay

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay — the first black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director for Selma — quoted Trump’s address to his supporters in which he called them “special”.

Photo: Twitter/ava.
Photo: Twitter/ava.

Josh Gad

The Frozen star simply tweeted, “Remove Trump now.”

screenshot of a tweet by josh gad
Photo: Twitter/joshgad.


The singer admitted she was “ashamed” of the situation int he US capitol.

screenshot of a tweet by pink
Photo: Twitter/pink.

Kerry Washington

Little Fires Everywhere actor Kerry Washington shared a post by the American Civil Liberties Union to her Instagram Stories.

screenshot of an Instagram post by kerry washington
Photo: Instagram/kerrywashington.

Nicole Richie

Fashion designer and actor Nicole Richie drew a comparison between the treatment of Black and White people at the hands of US authorities.

screenshot of an Instagram post by nicole richie
Photo: Instagram/nicolerichie.

Zach Braff

Scrubs star Zach Braff called out senior Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway’s tweet calling for “law and order.”

Photo: Twitter/zachbraff.
Photo: Twitter/zachbraff.

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