Brexit: Celebrities react
Lindsay Lohan, Ellie Goulding, and James Corden weigh in on the outcome of the British Referendum
Across the pond, Brits woke up to the news that Great Britain is no longer part of the European Union. Voters took to the polls Thursday to decide the outcome of the British Referendum on European Union Membership.The “Leave” campaign won by 52 percent to 48 percent to secure what has now be coined the “Brexit,” the British exit from the European Union.
On Twitter, celebrities used their 140 characters to express their feelings on the “leave victory.” J.K Rowling — who had been vocal throughout the campaign about the need to remain part of the E.U. — was among those to share her thoughts on the social media platform, tweeting, “I don’t think I’ve ever wanted magic more.” She continued to communicate her dismay in a string of other tweets, and posing questions about Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation.
The Harry Potter author wasn’t the only one to take to Twitter to sound off on the outcome of the referendum. Lindsay Lohan went on a Twitter rant in support of the “Remain” campaign. The tweets have since been deleted, but she more or less live tweeted the results as they came in, raising questions as to the location of key British cities, and pondering the effect the result would have on the value of the Great British Pound.
See what other celebrities are saying in the posts below.
Many shared messages of sorrow, support and commiseration:
Piers Morgan made predictions about the future of the United Kingdom:
Sarah Palin was among those happy to hear of the news:
While some made jokes in reference to the upcoming U.S. election:
Politicians from other countries weighed in too: