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#NowTrending: Katy Perry, Beyonce and More Express Hope, Outrage Over Obama Re-Election

The entire nation sat on edge Tuesday night to see the results of the presidential election. At just after 8pm, President Obama was announced as the victor – and immediately, the Twitterverse exploded. But of course, it wasn’t just non-famous people who had something to say.

Many celebs couldn’t contain their excitement over the news. Neil Patrick Harris tweeted “Yahoooo! FOUR MORE YEARS!” while Diddy exclaimed, “It feels even better the second time around!!!!” Jamie Pressly revealed her political views by tweeting “OBAMA!!!!!!! ATTABOY!!!! Whoohoo!!!” An outspoken Obama supporter, Katy Perry initially just tweeted “DONE AND DUSTED!!!” but later followed up with “The people have the power! Proud to stand by you for 4 more years” and the next morning wrote: “I hope the Prez got to sleep in today. He deserved it.”

Other celebs were a bit more anti-Romney rather than simply in support of Obama. Beyonce Knowles, who hand wrote a letter of support to the current president, proclaimed “Take that Mitches” on her Tumblr, but the post was later removed. Denzel Washington’s Twitter said “Obama won Massachusetts the state where Romney was Governor. If they didn’t vote for him, that should tell you something.” RuPaul (https://twitter.com/RuPaul) the host of RuPaul’s drag race, tweeted a line he reserves for exiting contestants of the show, telling Romney to “sashay away.”

For their part, Romney supporters weren’t shy to broadcast their disappointment. Staunch Republican Donald Trump had a bit of a headline-making tantrum on his Twitter feed. The billionaire infamously tweeted “Let’s fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us,” as results tipped towards Obama he followed up with a tweet saying “This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!” and one of his last rants roared, “More votes equals a loss…revolution!” he also added, “Our country is now in serious and unprecedented trouble…like never before.” As Brian Williams remarked on election night: “[Trump] has driven well past the last exit to relevance and peered into something closer to irresponsible.”

Stacey Dash, famous for her role as Dionne Davenport in “Clueless,” graciously tweeted “Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan. You fought the Good Fight and I am proud!” This comes on the heels of a recently-released 1,344 word letter on why she supported Mitt Romney over President Obama, even though she voted for Obama in 2008. Among other misplaced Romney supporters, vocal Republican and “The View” co-host Elizabeth Hassleback tweeted “Good morning Greece. Oh…I mean America” this morning.

Regardless of whether celebs were for or against President Obama’s re-election, they weren’t shy to make their opinions known. Did any celebrity influence your vote, either way? Use the hashtags #NowTrending and #Nicerazzi to weigh in on Twitter, or let us know in the comments below!


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