Many still can’t believe that Donald Trump entered the presidential race and others can’t believe his surprisingly lead, despite the controversial things he says every time he opens his mouth. Not too long ago, Google had a record-breaking amount of Americans searching for how they can move to Canada if Trump becomes president. Not surprisingly, the latest Donald Trump mix-up—in which he said “7-Eleven” when he meant to say “9/11” when referring to the September terrorist attacks in New York City—got us thinking of celebrities against Trump and the social media wars that have been raging since the race began. Recently, Salma Hayek’s Twitter and Miley Cyrus’ Instagram accounts had no problems expressing their opinions.
Trump was delivering a passionate speech at a rally in New York City on Monday, but in the midst of his speech he made a mistake. While expressing his gratitude to firefighters and police officers, he said “7-Eleven” when he obviously meant to say “9/11” when referring to the terrorist attack. Hard to say if he picked up on his mistake or just decided to power through without stopping, but actress Salma Hayek’s Twitter account wasted no time to remind him—and the world.
“I am a dyslexic Mexican and English is my second language, however even I do not confuse 7/11 with 9/11. #DonaldTrump, [sic]” she tweeted.
I am a dyslexic Mexican and English is my second language, however even I do not confuse 7/11 with 9/11. #DonaldTrump
— Salma Hayek (@salmahayek) April 19, 2016
This move didn’t come as a shock to anyone since Trump publicly went on record referring to the Latino community as “rapists” and “criminals.” That was a serious accusation that angered and solidified the Latino community against Trump for the rest of the campaign.
Ever since Trump’s Super Tuesday victories, many have been worried about the controversial presidential candidate being sworn in and taking office. People have wasted no time in expressing themselves and their disapproval of his character on various forms of social media. Singer and actress Miley Cyrus is just one of the celebrities who took to social media, using her Instagram account to vent her concerns to her millions of followers.
Cyrus’ fear surfaced after the Super Tuesday results came in and with the Republican poll listings; Cyrus’ picture was captioned, “gonna vom/move out da country #aintapartyindausaanymo [sic]” and referred to her 2009 hit single “Party in the U.S.A.”
Trump can’t stop won’t stop saying stupid ass sexist shit!!!! Comparing two women! Are you fucking kidding! We will not allow you to destroy everything we have overcome as women! I feel as though we are stronger than ever as a unit. We have an understanding and respect for one another (more than trump can say about anyone, his fellow candidates, other races and religions , other public figures , just HUMAN BEINGS in general, and of course animals! Check out his family hunting photos!!!!) it’s absolute insanity that this has gone on this long and far! Wake me up from this nightmare someone PLEASE!
A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on
The singer later continued to comment about a picture Trump took with a woman who killed a mountain lion. Being an activist for animal rights, Cyrus wasn’t impressed and appeared heartbroken. Her message at the bottom of the picture was lengthy, filled with sadness and anger—including a picture of her shedding a tear.
It’s not an understatement to say that most celebrities are against Donald Trump. Hollywood hasn’t enjoyed what Trump has to say and used social media to voice its opinions. Latino stars such as George Lopez, Salma Hayek, America Ferrera, Ricky Martin, and Roselyn Sanchez have all either written op-eds, tweeted, or spoken in interviews to address Trumps outrageous generalizations. Tyrese Gibson, of the popular Fast and Furious franchise, made a comment on a photo of Muslims outside Trump Tower, and stated how it broke his heart. Rosie O’Donnell even compared Trump to Lord Voldemort while actor George Clooney raised an “obscene” amount of money ($353,400) at a Hilary Clinton fundraiser.
Whether Trump will take the oval still remains to be seen, but to say Hollywood would be less than thrilled is an understatement.