It was a stunning electoral upset as Donald Trump became America's 45th president, beating fellow candidate Hillary Clinton to take the White House in a surprising landslide victory. But the 70-year-old billionaire's win has most of Hollywood in complete shock.
Minutes after the results were announced, stars took to social media in droves to share their thoughts. Many had backed Democrat Hillary to win the presidency, and posted messages of shock and distain at her defeat.
"Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us," tweeted Katy Perry. "I am in tears," stated Ariana Grande.
Madonna wrote: "A New Fire Is Lit. We Never Give Up. We Never Give In."
A New Fire Is Lit We Never Give Up. We Never Give In' pic.twitter.com/CM4PAnR1nj
— Madonna (@Madonna) November 9, 2016
"This is an embarrassing night for America. We've let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We've let a bully set our course. I'm devastated," said Captain America star Chris Evans.
Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson added: "I'm taking tonight to grieve for minorities, women, immigrants, muslims & the LGBTQ community, but tomorrow I'm waking up ready to fight."
Arrested Development actor Will Arnett asked: "How do we explain this to future generations of women? And minorities? #weshouldbeashamedofourselves."
Mark Ruffalo said: "You know what we do now? We finish building what we started and we FIGHT BACK! Lift your heads up brothers and sisters."
Bella Hadid tweeted, "This is disgusting", while Rashida Jones said: "I want to quit life." Abigail Breslin begged her followers: "Please tell me this is a joke."
Seth MacFarlane wrote: "Some didn't like Bush. Some didn't like Obama. But this is different. Forget dislike, Many are genuinely fearful now. This is new."
Amy Schumer shared a photograph of a bald eagle on her Instagram, along with the message: "Hold each other close. It's not over but this is a reason to really look at ourselves. What motivated this?"