If one was curious to know where many of the Hollywood celebrities were during Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, it was made clear on Saturday: a large number of those personalities participated in mass marches in Washington and other cities to send a strong message to the new president. That he is headed for a confrontation and that, as many banners affirmed that the “rights of women are human rights”.
Attending were Madonna herself along with, “Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Emma Watson, Amy Schumer, Jake Gyllenhaal and feminist leader Gloria Steinem” were just a few of the artists marching in Washington, where authorities said the crowd may have passed Half a million people.
In New York, “Helen Mirren, Cynthia Nixon and Whoopi Goldberg” joined the crowd of non-conformists who marched to the Trump Tower.
In Park City, Utah, where the “Sundance Film Festival” takes place, television host “Chelsea Handler as well as Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart” and others took part in the protest.
In Los Angeles Miley Cyrus took the stage with “Jamie Lee Curtis, Demi Lovato and Jane Fonda” were among the tens of thousands of protesters.
In the capital a crowd of women wearing pink hats with pointed cat ears mocking the new president stretched across the place when Madonna took the stage and as everyone expected, let loose her comments.
“Yes, I have thought a lot about destroying the White House with explosives,” she said. “But I know this will not change anything. We can not fall into despair.”
In contrast, Madonna proposed a “love revolution”.
The icon of pop Cher, in a behind-the-scenes interview, expressed confidence that people will now mobilize against Trump the way we did against the Vietnam War.
“I think people are more fearful than ever,” said the 70-year-old singer. “We see that everything is getting out of hand. It’s not just one aspect, it’s everything, all the advances we make are being lost.”
Asked if she thinks the new president will hear the message of the march, she replied:
“I do not care what he hears, what is important is what people are hearing, he will listen, but he will not pay attention” .
Actress Edie Falco, from “The Sopranos” and “Nurse Jackie,” stressed: “Everyone I know is here today.”
“I never felt that something was so important in my life,” she said. “We’re not going to just say ‘it’s okay,'” she said in reference to Trump’s agenda. “Because it is not right”.
Actress Ferrera told thousands of women gathered that they were all participating in the march “in favor of the moral essence of this nation and against our new president in making war.” Our dignity, our character, all our rights are under attack, and a platform of hatred and division took over yesterday. But the president is not the United States … We are the United States, and we are here to stay. ”
Many men also participated in the march in Washington, some of which were wearing cat-eared cap hats in solidarity. Among the performers were Janelle Monae and soul musician Maxwell.