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International stars hail Biden win: ‘And so we rise’

/ 05:20 PM November 08, 2020
Ariana Grande, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Evans

(L-R) Ariana Grande, Oprah Winfrey and Chris Evans were among the international celebrities who hailed Joe Biden’s win as U.S. president. Image: Angela Weiss/AFP, Steve Jennings/Getty, Jerod Harris/Getty Images/AFP Images/AFP,

Stars around the world joined in celebrations across America as Joe Biden emerged victorious against Donald Trump in this year’s United States presidential election.

Pop icon Lady Gaga, a vocal Biden supporter, said she had “nothing but love” for Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris.

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“@JoeBiden @KamalaHarris and the American people, you just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen,” she said on Twitter.

Singer Ariana Grande could not contain her emotions: “CRYING @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris. THANK GOD.”

She also shared a video of celebrations in Los Angeles, where people honked their horns and stood on cars.

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Tech magnate Bill Gates congratulated Biden and Harris, and outlined the issues he wanted to work on with the incoming administration.

“I look forward to working with the new administration and leaders on both sides in Congress on getting the surging pandemic under control, engaging partners around the world on issues like poverty and climate change, and addressing issues of inequality and opportunity at home,” he said.

Bestselling horror novelist Stephen King took a page from Trump’s book in his reality show “The Apprentice.”

“America to Trump: YOU’RE FIRED,” King tweeted.

Comedian Conan O’Brien shared a photo of the White House with a blue shade and said in jest, “Dear White House Movers: Ask for the money up front.”

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel took a more serious tone in his statement:

“This is a good day for the country we love,” he said. “Congratulations to @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris and thanks to the lifelong Republicans whose conscience would not permit this to go on. May God bless America.”

Jimmy Fallon, even earlier on, has been throwing out jabs at Trump in his show’s monologue, saying, “The results are almost final, and it looks like America has tested negative for Donald Trump.”

Later, as more votes came in, solidifying Biden’s victory, he gave a virtual toast to the winning tandem: “I ate ice cream for breakfast! Cheers @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris.”

Meanwhile, “Captain America” star Chris Evans was not taking any of Trump’s unfounded tweets, one of which said, “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”

“No you didn’t. You lost,” he replied.

The likes of singers Rihanna and Shakira laid out the work to be done as they shared in the joy of Biden and Harris’ win.

Rihanna posted a photo of the victorious Biden and Harris and stated, “The faces of history makers, boundary breakers, and WINNERS!!”

“CONGRATULATIONS to you both, and mostly to the American people!! So much work to do, so much hurt to undo! Let’s GO! I’m so proud of you America!”

Colombian star Shakira said, “Celebrating with my children this new phase of unity and healing that begins now with Biden as new president elect.”

“The world is in the hands of someone civil and compassionate. Now it’s time to clean up the environment, provide quality education and health services to all,” she said in another tweet. “We all have to do our part, but the groundwork is laid. Now a little dance with my kids to celebrate!”

Singer-songwriter John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen, who have been critical of the Trump administration, were captured joining street celebrations and singing along to “F*ck Donald Trump” by YG, as seen in a video Legend retweeted.

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey quoted the late poet Maya Angelou as she declared “The Soul of America gets a reset.”

“And so we RISE as Maya would remind us. Character rises. Decency rises. The Soul of America gets a reset. And it starts now: #BidenHarris”

Even all the way in the United Kingdom, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, who has lambasted Trump and his policies, was in a celebratory mood too. In what appears to be a reference to Jimi Hendrix’s song “Purple Haze,” he stated along with a meme of a woman launching to the air, “[Excuse] me while I [kiss the sky].”

Before the final results, he tweeted last Nov. 4, “[I] don’t want my kids inheriting a world run by [flag-waving] Facebook [tin-pot] dictators, utterly bereft of moral authority, while they watch [200-mile] winds pick up and blow their lives away like the Wizard of Oz, having internalized this force fed sense of powerlessness.” JB

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