Will Lena Dunham really move to Canada? Is Amy Schumer packing her bags for Spain? Here, a post-election update.
Several stars pledged to leave the country if Donald Trump was elected president.
Many said they’d move to Canada (Lena Dunham, Snoop Dogg), some suggested Europe (Spain for Amy Schumer, Italy for Omari Hardwick) or Africa (Samuel L. Jackson), and one even said Jupiter would be the ideal destination (Cher).
Before the election: Earlier this year, the actress claimed that if Trump were to be elected, “maybe it’s time for me to move, you know,” on an episode of The View.
After the election: On a recent episode, Goldberg was anything but lighthearted when she called Trump a fool and threatened him with impeachment.
“This fool has said — and I know he is the president… This is a bigger picture than him. This ripples out on so many bigger things… Whatever you believe no child should be afraid that their parents are going to be taken away because they are Muslim or because they are Mexican or because they are Black… and that to me is an issue,” she said, adding: “We can kick his ass out. There is such a thing called impeachment.”
Before the election: Snoop was among the many celebrities to admit that they were looking at homes in Canada.
After the election: The rapper posted a picture of Toronto’s CN Tower on Instagram and asked native Canadian Drake for some real estate advice: “My new home. @champagnepapi [Drake] I need the hookup on some property… I’m going to the. 6ix.” Snoop’s 20-plus Instagram posts on the Wednesday following Election Day were not all negative, however: He couldn’t contain his excitement about the passing of California’s Prop 64, which legalizes recreational marijuana.
Before the election: Cyrus was a Bernie Sanders supporter before backing Hillary Clinton once she became the Democratic Party nominee. In an Instagram post, The Voice judge proclaimed, “My heart is broken into a 100000 pieces…I am moving if [Donald Trump] is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean!”
After the election: Instead of fleeing the country, Cyrus said she accepts Trump as the president and called for him to have an open mind in an emotional video she tweeted after the results were announced.
Before the election: George Lopez proclaimed that Trump “won’t have to worry about immigration. We’ll all go back.”
After the election: On Wednesday morning, he posted an Instagram photo captioned: “I’m gonna Rent first #pelosmelapela , get to know the schools #ohcanada #mexico (California legalized Marijuana- I need something stronger #Whitehorse #Whitelines Blow away !”
Before the election: Raven-Symone took a stand early in the race in claiming, “My confession for this election is if any Republican gets nominated, I’m going to move to Canada with my entire family. I already have my ticket.”
After the election: A special feature on The View showed her embracing the Canadian lifestyle in full force.
Before the election: The comedian joked early in the election process that if Trump were to emerge victorious, “My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain or somewhere. It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s just too crazy.”
After the election: When the results surfaced, she posted a lengthy Instagram caption saying she was joking. “First of all, the interview where I said I would move was in London and was said in jest. Not that anyone needs more than a headline to count something as official news. Anyone saying pack your bags is just as disgusting as anyone who voted for this racist homophobic openly disrespectful woman abuser. Like the rest of us I am grieving today.” Her caption continues below.
Before the election: Cher pledged to not only leave the country, but to leave the planet all together. She tweeted, “IF HE WERE TO BE ELECTED, IM MOVING TO JUPITER.”
After the election: Since the election ended, she has been very active on Twitter and cites Great Britain and Germany among other countries in her tweets.
Before the election: The actor vowed, “I’ll move from Denver to Italy… If Donald Trump wins the presidency, I’m out.”
After the election: When Trump was named president-elect, the Power star took to social media to let everyone know just how strongly he opposed Trump as a president. He compared Trump to Obama in saying, “I was so incensed that i started calling him President President Obama. I will never call this person elected by my lost country ANYthing but Donald,” He went on to write that about how concerned he was for his children, but has yet to make a comment about his plans to move.
Samuel L. Jackson
Before the election: The actor joined the anti-Trump movement in claiming, “If that motherf—er becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa.”
After the election: While he has yet to come out with a statement since the election, some Twitter users in South Africa are ready to welcome him:
Dear Samuel L. Jackson
As soon as you touch down at OR Tambo Airport your name will be Siyamamukela L Jackson.
Sincerely Your Boy
Before the election: Cranston voiced his anti-Trump sentiment in strongly proclaiming, “Absolutely, I would definitely move,” and then adding “It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t.”
After the election: He has yet to further discuss his plans to leave, but his Tweets indicate that he is trying to take less extreme actions and hoping for the best.
Before the election: A very pro-Clinton Lena Dunham made her statement on the matter: “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver.”
After the election: Dunhamstayed mum on social media directly following Election Night. On Friday, she broke her silence in an Instagram post in which she addressed all of the users who “demanded” she follow through with her plans to move. “For those demanding I move to Canada based on something I said when this man seemed like a steak salesman with a long shot at the presidency: stay busy reveling in your new regime,” she wrote. “I will go many places during my lifetime, surrounded by kindreds on a mission to spread justice and light.”