Celebrities are lining up to give Barack Obama the Marilyn Monroe treatment, wishing the 44th president a happy 57th birthday on Saturday.
#ObamaDay is in full swing on social media, with Hollywood jumping at the chance to salute the former commander in chief.
“Thank you, Barack Obama,” tweeted Ava DuVernay. “It is an honor to be in the world at the same time as you. Let alone the same room.”
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 4, 2018
Musician John Legend sent well wishes from Indonesia.
Happy #ObamaDay. We in Indonesia (where he lived for a few years) toasting our President.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 4, 2018
Ellen DeGeneres sent her well-wishes, then asked if he was busy. “We could use some help.”
Happy birthday, @BarackObama. You busy? We could use some help.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 4, 2018
Former Vice President Joe Biden didn’t use the hashtag, but gave a birthday shoutout to his “brother,” and included a picture of the two yucking it up at lunch last week.
Our lunches together were a highlight of every week at the White House. Last week's trip to @DogTagBakery was no different. Happy birthday to my brother, my friend, @BarackObama. pic.twitter.com/0faYjvnPW6
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 4, 2018
Actor Omar Epps spared no compliments in his tweet, complimenting the former president’s “intellect, grace, empathy, eloquence, humor, motivation, humility, kindness, and the list goes on…”
Happy birthday @BarackObama!!
Thank you for your intellect, grace, empathy, eloquence, humor, motivation, humility, kindness, and the list goes on…
— OMAR EPPS (@omarepps) August 4, 2018
Several other celebs sent Obama a birthday message as well, including Common and Laverne Cox.
— Amy Brenneman (@AmyBrenneman) August 4, 2018
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) August 4, 2018
— COMMON (@common) August 4, 2018
Alyssa Milano coupled her birthday wishes with a link to an organization looking to upend the NRA.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 4, 2018
In the flip side, James Woods, one of the entertainment industry’s most vocal conservatives, shared a tweet skewering Obama for his Nobel Prize.
Obama’s Nobel moment! pic.twitter.com/x0iys2Ea1q
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 4, 2018