Celebrities Flip Out Over Brexit Vote

(Published June 24, 2016)

Go to Newsbusters for the original post.

The sky is falling, the oceans are rising, the sun is exploding, all because the U.K. is breaking up with the EU. At least, that’s what it sounds like from reading the reactions of celebrities in the wake of the Brexit decision.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling expressed her dismay by tweeting out “I don’t think I’ve ever wanted magic more” and “This is what happens when you try and fix a faulty watch with a hammer.”

She was far from alone. The Late Late Show host, Brit James Corden, fears for the future of his children. His response was:

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British actor Hugh Laurie, known for his curmudgeonly title role in the TV show House, tweeted out:

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Those are the mild reactions. Other celebrities voiced their concerns in stronger terms.

Singer Ellie Goulding, known for pop songs such as “Love Me Like You Do” and “Burn,” actually whined like this:

ellie goulding tweet

British comedian and creator of popular TV show The Office Ricky Gervais offered his subtle take:

 ricky gervais tweet


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Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, quipped that:

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There are plenty of American celebs who wanted to get in on the action too!

Actress Lindsay Lohan decided to become a politico while the vote was going with a much-mocked Twitter rant about the importance of remaining in the EU.

And after this less-than-brilliant question, it’s no wonder that Lohan has since deleted her Twitter diatribe:

“what would #MARGARETTHATCHER THINK OF #Brexit?”

And let’s not leave out the ever-endearing liberal nut Michael Moore, producer of such works as the anti-Bush film Fahrenheit 9/11:

michael moore tweet

Please Europe, take him.


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