Hollywood Stars Denounce, Ignore Trump Inauguration

Some celebs offered their followers something else to do, while others prepare to protest the new Trump administration

Last Updated: January 20, 2017 @ 12:06 PM

Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the United States — and celebs have plenty to say about it.

After being sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, President Trump took the podium at the Capitol Building in front of hundreds of thousands of attendees at the Washington Mall — and with thousands of others protesting in the streets beyond — and delivered a speech that largely aimed at the voters who pushed him to the White House. Trump promised to return control of America’s democracy to the people from special interests.

“The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country,” Trump said. “Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.”

“That all changes — starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.”

But Trump’s promise didn’t impress many Hollywood figures and Trump detractors, who scorned the new president and compared Trump’s promise to the Batman villain Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” who vowed to take Gotham City from “the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity…and we give it to you, the people.”

Many celebs were so put off by Trump that they have refused to even watch the inauguration at all, with some encouraging their followers to find something else to do.

But when they weren’t trying to provide distractions, celebs encouraged their followers, many of whom share their left-wing sentiments, to stay vigilant in opposition to Trump and promoted tomorrow’s Women’s March. Messages of gratitude were also sent to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, both of whom attended the inauguration.