Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Thom Yorke, and Timothée Chalamet are among those sharing memes and messages of hope as Trump is voted out of office
As media outlets announced Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 US presidential election on Saturday (November 7), social media was flooded with videos of cities across the country breaking into applause. Shortly after, celebrities who have been outspoken – and in some cases instrumental – when it came to voting this election also took to social media to celebrate Donald Trump being voted out of the White House.
The celebrations came after multiple major news sites – including the Associated Press, the BBC, and Fox News – projected a Biden victory following a win in the battleground state of Pennsylvania (pending the outcome of likely legal challenges). In his first speech as president-elect, Biden said that it is “time to heal” the country, and “not to divide but to unify”.
While Billie Eilish thanked voters via Instagram, and Cardi B posted a video calling out Trump supporters from bed, Miley Cyrus swapped out the music from that slightly uncomfortable video of Joe Biden dancing to “Despacito”, replacing it with her own, timely bop: 2009’s “Party in the U.S.A.” (what else?).
Referencing Kamala Harris’ historic election as the first female, Black, and Asian-American vice president, Lizzo added: “I’m so excited to see a Black woman in the White House, an Indian American woman in the White House, and I am so ready to see if America can hold itself accountable. If we can go into a new era where people are listened to, and fundamental changes can happen so that we can all live here equally.”
In true Lizzo fashion, she later shared a video of her joyously shouting, “Bye bitch”, and laughing as she rides off on a jet ski.
Similarly, Lady Gaga acknowledged Harris’ role as vice president in a teary-eyed video, as well as stressing the importance of the 2020 election win for American women as a whole. “I hope that all the women know, in this country, that there is a real reckoning and a real change,” she said. “I hope that people who have been oppressed by power, I hope you know that your voices were heard.”
Elsewhere, Timothée Chalamet shared footage of people celebrating Trump’s loss in New York City (he’s also been spotted cruising around the streets to join in). Watch more from the likes of Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey, slowthai, and Thom Yorke below.
BYE BYE DONALD!— TYRON (@slowthai) November 7, 2020
To anyone who follows me or anyone else who has been talking about this election for months on end. who paid attention, saw the good that could be achieved, went out, cast a vote, encouraged a friend to vote, voted differently than your republican parents. You did this. You won.— FINNEAS (@finneas) November 7, 2020