Celebrities React To Obama’s Farewell Speech On Twitter
Obama’s farewell speech saw him reflect over his eight years presidency and tell Americans to hold out hope for the future and ‘believe’.
Many are sad to see the 55-year old step down from this position as U.S. President, handing over the role to the controversial Donald Trump as of January 20.
His final speech, which took place in a convention centre in Chicago, saw Barack shed a few tears when talking about his beloved wife Michelle and his daughters Sasha and Malia, as well as point out the things that still pose issues in the country.
It seems there is a huge celebrity following behind the public leader; countless stars are taking to social media to express their sadness in seeing Obama move on from his role as President.
The 44th President has clearly touched many people’s lives and hearts during his two terms in office.
Chat show host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted just how fond she is of the legendary politician, saying,
I love you more than I have space on Twitter to describe.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 11, 2017
Kerry Washington showed her support and passion for Obama, tweeting ‘YES WE CAN’ followed by the trending hashtag #ObamaFarewell.
Famous American author Stephen King, best known for his horror stories The Shining, Carrie and many more, tweeted his gratitude for Obama’s role as President and hinted that Trump won’t match up to the legacy Barack will leave behind.
Hope you enjoyed Obama’s speech. You won’t hear anything so cogent and kind for a long time. So, with complete sincerity: THANKS, OBAMA.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 11, 2017
Many more famous names expressed their love for the first African-American President.
R&B singer Ne-Yo expressed, ‘I don’t want this speech to end’, as well as stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt saying, ‘This #ObamaFarewell is beautiful. The love. Could Trump soak up all this warmth?’ – yet another indication that many of Hollywood’s biggest stars aren’t too hopeful about Obama’s successor Trump.
Pop star Katy Perry posted this heartfelt message to her Instagram page:
@barackobama Thank you for your incredible grace in leadership and for being an exceptional example for us all. You’ve made many who were sleeping, conscious – including myself. I agree with you; we need to burst our bubbles and build real community again, face to face. I am excited to see the generation coming up who as you said, are “Unselfish, altruistic, creative, patriotic and believe in a fair, just, inclusive America.” I cannot wait to see good triumph. ❤️