Chaos erupted Wednesday when pro-Trump protestors breached the U.S. Capitol Building as lawmakers were counting Electoral College votes. The breach resulted in lawmakers being evacuated and ordered to shelter in place.
The violence that resulted in at least four deaths. A law enforcement official confirmed to ABC News that a woman was shot at the U.S. Capitol and later died. Three others died of unknown medical reasons.
In addition, protestors were photographed breaking into lawmakers’ offices, storming the Senate dais, ransacking desks in the Senate Chamber and stealing memorabilia.
Celebrities were quick to express their dismay over Wednesday’s scene. While some took to social media to urge for peace and unity, others slammed the protestors.
Here are some celebrity reactions:
50 Cent: i don’t have to say anything else.
Tatyana Ali: I am crying tears of rage as I watch how these people, who stormed the capital, r being treated w such care. These individuals will be free to leave after their siege. They have more rights than anyone else & just proved it. What more can they possibly have the gaul to ask for?
Cardi B: And y’all better NOT BE OUTSIDE!!These are wild thugs out here ! Stay home.This ain’t our business.Stay at home safe but dangerous!
Anita Baker: 25th amendment. he has lost/abandoned his ability to Govern … watching TV
Tamar Braxton: Let me tell y’all something I’m from DMV and there ain’t NO WAY those “thugs” “pushed” their way on the grounds or INSIDE the capital !! someone/people 100 percent LET them through. I’m calling BS!!..#CapitolBuilding
Karamo Brown: Shame on the news referring to these Domestic Terrorist as ‘Trump Supporters’ as if they are peaceful people supporting a president. These are terrorist w/ visible guns! Imagine if they were Middle Eastern or Black… they would not be called supporters & they wouldn’t be alive.
Yvette Nicole Brown: He incited this riot and now won’t allow the National Guard to quell it. Realize what is happening in our nation right now.
Ava DuVernay: “I know your pain. I know your hurt. But you have to go home now… We love you. You’re very special.” – Trump to his terrorists
Estelle: Ok lemme get on w my day these f****** are looking for negative notoriety amongst other things and i only wanna spread Love round these parts. Let’s get on w that …
Kevin Hart: 2 completely different America’s that we are living in. If these people were black they would have all been shot dead. This shit is past the word sad….at this point it’s pure disrespect to all people of color. Why can’t we see this situation handled the same way that we have seen our people handled repeatedly….when the armed officers are supposed to use force they don’t….S*** is fucking SAD!!!!!
Rachel Lindsay: This is the type of America half the country votes for.
Marian Hill: so you’re telling me now one can just casually stroll through the Capitol ? Damn ok
Questlove: you’re gonna hear alot [sic] of “this is not the GOP party I signed up for” comments. make NO mistake—this has ALWAYS been the scenario. the plan was to not be as transparent in the execution.
Dwayne Wade: Black people get pulled over and don’t make it out alive. We can’t sleep in our own beds without being killed. We can’t jog without being killed. We can’t walk down the street with our hoodies up without being killed but they can do this???
Dionne Warwick: The state of our country deserves our undivided attention. Pay attention and listen closely. I love you all. We will chat tomorrow.
Susan Kelechi Watson: Eric was selling loose cigarettes. Phillando reaching for his identification. Trayon was walking through a neighborhood with skittles. George allegedly had a counterfeit $20. Anarchy in the capitol and law enforcement spent the first hour with their hands in their pockets. Ok.
Stevie Wonder: I am heartbroken and astounded that this narcissistic and dangerous president would put lives in danger and encourage violent sedition against our government. That man is no longer able to serve as President because he can’t accept defeat. Can we afford 2 more weeks? I say NO!
St. Vincent: What a damn disgrace.
By Megan Stone
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