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US Capitol riots: Chris Evans among stars reacting on Twitter


Chris Evans leads stars reacting to Donald Trump supporters invading Capitol Hill to protest his loss in election

  •  A number of celebrities took to social media on Wednesday after supporters of President Donald Trump violently stormed the U.S. Capitol 
  • Ava DuVernay, Chris Evans, Bette Midler and Armie Hammer among those to speak out 
  • Trump’s Twitter account was suspended amid tweets that did little to quell the violence
  • A number of stars called into question how the incident response would have differed if the protesters were Black 
  • The remarks came amid massive protests in tandem with the Republican congressional dispute of the election results ahead of Biden’s planned inauguration January 20 

A number of celebrities took to social media on Wednesday after supporters of President Donald Trump violently stormed the U.S. Capitol to protest his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden, leading to the death of one woman and politicians scrambling to safety.

‘I’m speechless,’ said Captain America actor Chris Evans. ‘Just think of the carnage had they not been white. So many people enabled this.’

Amid Wednesday’s historic events, authorities lost control as people entered the Capitol building vandalizing and trespassing, with one man making it in to Nancy Pelosi’s office. Local officials said that a woman (who has not been identified publicly) was fatally shot inside the building amid the chaos.  

 

Some questioned the effectiveness of authorities on hand, stating that the response would have been significantly different if the protesters were Black. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shared a clip from the day’s events, writing, ‘The language of white supremacy is a language of cowardice disguised as dominance.’

Actor Armie Hammer said, ‘Reported shots fired inside the house chambers. This is why we can’t have nice things, you f***ing mouth breathers who stormed the capital … It’s a good thing this wasn’t a BLM rally or else these a******s would have actual riot police to deal with.’

Other celebs called for the impeachment and removal of Trump, whose Twitter account was suspended in an unprecedented move, amid a series of tweets.

Actor Jeffrey Wright said, ‘Hold on. You mean the “grab ’em by the p****,” d*** joke at a Presidential debate, ‘I could stand in the middle of 5th Ave & shoot somebody,” “Russia, if you’re listening,” “I would like you to do us a favor tho,” “Fellas, I need 11,000 votes.” guy was actually a criminal bum?!!’

 

Actor Armie Hammer said, 'This is why we can’t have nice things, you f***ing mouth breathers who stormed the capital'

Actor Armie Hammer said, ‘This is why we can’t have nice things, you f***ing mouth breathers who stormed the capital’

Actor Jeffrey Wright was especially critical of the sitting president amid the chaos

Actor Jeffrey Wright was especially critical of the sitting president amid the chaos 

Actor Josh Gad wrote, ‘Is there any single reason Donald Trump is not in handcuffs at this very moment? If any other American incited thousands into storming the Capital Building, they would already be behind bars. 

‘The “Law and Order” President needs to face both right now.’

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Bette Midler said, ‘As my friends have been pointing out, he just did the most treasonous thing EVER. He is a flat-out traitor. I think Twitter would be justified in deleting his account. Forever.’

A number of stars called into question how the incident response would have differed if the protesters were Black

A number of stars called into question how the incident response would have differed if the protesters were Black

Contrast: Union's spouse Dwayne Wade pointed out Trump's treatment of Colin Kaepernick in contrast to Wednesday's melee

Contrast: Union’s spouse Dwayne Wade pointed out Trump’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick in contrast to Wednesday’s melee

A number of stars called into question how the incident response would have differed if the protesters were Black, including Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade and Tika Sumpter. 

‘I’m sorry but if these protesters were BLACK…WTF. Stopping a constitutional hearing…,’ she wrote. 

The remarks came amid massive protests in tandem with the Republican congressional dispute of the election results ahead of Biden’s planned inauguration January 20.

Outrage: The day's events shocked many in Hollywood

Outrage: The day’s events shocked many in Hollywood 

Twitter suspended Trump’s account Wednesday after a series of tweets that did little to quell the ongoing violence.

‘We have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity Policy,’ the social media company said. 

It continued: ‘This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.’

A number of stars put the accountability on the shoulders of the GOP and its leadership

A number of stars put the accountability on the shoulders of the GOP and its leadership

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