Hollywood Reacts to Scalia’s Death with Sarcasm, Jubilation

Jamie Lee Curtis Reuters

Hollywood and other media progressives reacted to the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday with a mixture of sarcasm and jubilation.

Scalia, who was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was considered to be one of the most conservative constitutionalists on the court. He died of apparent natural causes Saturday while visiting a luxury resort in west Texas after a day of quail hunting.

While there were a number of leftwing celebrities who shared their condolences, others responded with the kind of vitriol you would expect from liberal Hollywood.

Star Jones:

Jeffrey Wright

Mia Farrow:

Michael Moore:

Jamie Lee Curtis:

Seth Meyers:

Comedian Anthony Jeselnik:

Kathy Griffin:

Patton Oswalt:

DL Hughley:

Donnie Wahlberg:

Montel Williams:

Katie Couric:

Michael Ian Black:

Dan Savage:

TV Personality John Fuglesang:

Former Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings:

Insider Amy Schumer writer Mike Lawrence:

Stand-up comic Lindsay Goldwert:

Hollywood screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer:

Comedian James Kurdziel:

Us Weekly contributor:


(Elizabeth also wrote, “I hope that when Scalia gets to hell, the devil is gay and says to him “did it hurt when you fell?” But she deleted the tweet.)

Tonight Show writer Jess Dweck:

Josh Gad:

Rolling Stone editor Christian Hoard:

BoomBox.com editor Stereo Williams:


Comedian Akilah Hughes:

Upworthy writer Angie Aker:


Mindy Project writer Guy Branum:

And finally…James Woods:


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