Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed by the Senate as a justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, and as you may have expected, Hollywood is livid.
Chelsea Handler, Alyssa Milano and Piper Perabo are among the stars venting their outrage on Twitter in wake of the 50-49 vote for Kavanaugh’s confirmation, despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accusing him of sexually assaulting her at a party while they were teenagers.
The testimony and investigation has sparked another round of national conversation about sexual harassment, assault and rape. Although there was already momentum from the #MeToomovement following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, President Donald Trump poking fun at Ford’s testimony as well as the other dismissals from powerful politicians has ignited an uproar from
Stars tweeted out their outrage, conveyed their sadness, and most of all, encouraged their followers to get out and vote for the upcoming midterm elections.
Handler tweeted that today is “another gross day in the history of our country.”
“The midterms are coming,” she wrote.” “We are stronger than this bullshit. We can fight and fight and we may not see the results right away, but we will see them. Our daughters will see them. Don’t give up. Fight harder.”
“People should be f–king terrified and outraged,” Milano wrote. “I sure as hell am. We need to take back our power by taking back the Senate and the House in November. It is the only way out of this mess.”
Alongside a cartoon of a woman being pushed down and silenced, Perabo tweeted, “My rage will not extinguish my hope, it will only organize it. #BelieveWomen #BelieveSurviviors”
Actress Sophia Bush wrote that she was “angry” and “heartbroken” over the verdict.
“My sternum feels like it’s going to crack in half,” she added. “I’m holding friends and loved ones close today. And tomorrow, I’m ready to #RAGE.”
Read on to see how Hollywood is reacting to Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Another gross day in the history of our country, but the midterms are coming. We are stronger than this bullshit. We can fight and fight and we may not see the results right away, but we will see them. Our daughters will see them. Don’t give up. Fight harder.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 6, 2018
My thoughts on this sad day for America (a thread):
Right-wing & corporate special interests selected this nominee and propped up his nomination with tens of millions of dollars in dark money.
We need to prioritize protecting our courts, which starts with retaking the Senate.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 6, 2018
— Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) October 6, 2018
This tweet is for Dr. Ford. You put yourself through so much and I want you to know it wasn’t in vein. You started a movement and we’ll see it through. If they won’t listen to our voices, then they’ll listen to our vote.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 6, 2018.
It's time. pic.twitter.com/vDJxyNxS6R
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) October 6, 2018
An insult to survivors and a sad day for America pic.twitter.com/Y3pErrCGPf
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 6, 2018