Ennen Yhdysvaltain presidentinvaaleja monet Hollywood-tähdet ja muut julkkikset lupasivat muuttaa pois maasta, jos Donald Trump voittaa presidentinvaalit. Nyt näyttää siltä, että nämä puheet eivät ole toteutumassa.
Esimerkiksi koomikko Amy Schumer on jo vastannut muuttokyselyihin sanomalla, että kyse oli pelkästä vitsistä.
”Se, joka käskee pakkaamaan laukut, on yhtä vastenmielinen kuin se, joka äänesti tätä rasistista homofoobikkoa ja avoimesti naisvihamielistä tyyppiä”, Schumer kirjoitti Instagram-päivityksessään.
First of all the interview where I said I would move was in London and was said in jest. Not that anyone needs more than a headline to count something as official news. Anyone saying pack your bags is just as disgusting as anyone who voted for this racist homophobic openly disrespectful woman abuser. Like the rest of us I am grieving today. My heart is in a million pieces. My heart breaks for my niece and my friends who are pregnant bringing children into the world right now. Like everyone else I am horrified that people believed these bumper sticker slogans filled with hate he spewed. People who voted for him you are weak. You are not just misinformed. You didn’t even attempt information. You say lock her up and you know something about the word email but what was in the emails? You have no clue. Well I’ll tell you if you were able to read this far through the holes in your sheet. They said nothing incriminating. Nothing. She dedicated her entire life to public service and got our children Heath care and education without discrimination. he didn’t pay his workers. Started a fake college. Ripped people off. Never paid his taxes and sexually assaulted women and on and on She would have taken care of us. I personally would have had to pay higher taxes. All the celebrities backing her would have. People asked how much I was paid to stand with her. Nothing. None of us were paid a dollar. We would have had to pay a lot more because we are fortunate enough to make a high income. But we all wanted to do it to take care of the people in need. She was fighting to take care of you kicking and screaming babies. Yelling about emails you know nothing about and not liking her clothes or her hair she wanted to protect you even you. Well you’ve gotten what you asked for and now you can watch the sky open up. Literally. I am furious. I cry for her and for all the smart people I love who know what’s right and I cry for you people who fell for shiny hats and reality catch phrases. She would have protected you. Today we grieve tomorrow we begin again. Yes this quote is fake but it doesn’t matter
Myös koomikko ja tv-tähti Chelsea Handler on perunut muuttopäätöksensä. Handler ilmoitti toukokuussa ostaneensa talon ulkomailta ”kaiken varalta”, mutta vaalituloksen selvittyä hän sanoi Twitterissä, että maasta lähteminen on luovuttamista.
Yesterday, my staff reminded me that platforms and voices like mine are needed more than ever; leaving the country is quitting. #keepfightin
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) 10. marraskuuta 2016
Myös elokuvistakin tuttu poptähti Miley Cyrus on ilmoittanut peruvansa puheensa. On kuitenkin vielä useita tähtiä, jotka eivät ole kommentoineet asiaa mitenkään. Jäämme odottamaan, mitä muun muassa Matt Damon, Bryan Cranston ja Samuel L. Jackson tekevät, mutta ehkäpä hekin ovat jo tulleet toisiin ajatuksiin.
Lähde: Washington Times