Hollywood celebrities followed along with the Republican National Convention on social media Monday night — though most had nothing good to say about the proceedings.
Liberal stalwarts like Michael Moore, Sarah Silverman and Bill Maher chimed in, while comedian Chris Rock tossed in a jab and Cher got in on the action with one of her trademark all-caps-lock exclamations.
Didn't think my esteem for the GOP cld get any lower, but I was wrong. And its only the first hour of Night One. #NoShameInTheirGame
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 19, 2016
Now they're saying"Hillary deserves to be in stripes." Really? Pastels maybe or autumn hues, but not stripes. Quit hating on what she wears!
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) July 19, 2016
Sarah Silverman took a shot at Scott Baio:
Mighty white of you, Chachi…
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) July 19, 2016
While Albert Brooks and B.J. Novak poked fun at possible future First Lady Melania Trump:
Watching Trumps wife speak. She sounds like all the people he wants to keep out.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) July 19, 2016
This is the most he has ever heard her talk
— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) July 19, 2016
Seinfeld alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus and actor Dax Sheperd couldn’t handle it:
This is a national nightmare. #GOPConvention
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) July 19, 2016
This documentary about the filming of Idiocracy is so, so, so great. I was there and this is exactly what it was like. #RNC
— dax shepard (@daxshepard) July 19, 2016
Musician Josh Groban wrote that the air in Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland appeared to be “thick with hate.”
I dunno. I have red and blue friends. I liked George senior. The air in that room feels thick with hate. I don't like that.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) July 19, 2016
While comedians Chris Rock and Mike Birbiglia cracked jokes:
I'm watching the republican convention it's pretty good. What time does George Zimmerman speak. pic.twitter.com/uafItbHcrs
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) July 19, 2016
White dudes helpin' white dudes helpin' white dudes. #RNC2016
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) July 19, 2016
Star Trek star George Takei took on Donald Trump directly by replying to one of his tweets:
The job's about more than "looking" smart & tough. You have to BE those. Alas, you'll never know what that's like. https://t.co/w9lRFFnRaW
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 19, 2016
And TV personality Billy Eichner and pop icon Cher filled the all-caps-lock tweet quota for the night:
FREDDIE MERCURY IS SPITTING ON YOU AND YOUR HATEFUL HOMOPHOBIC AGENDA FROM HEAVEN WHERE HE IS HAVING GAY SEX WITH LINCOLN
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) July 19, 2016
BEEN HONORED BY THOUSANDS OF PPL,
&DIDNT HAVE 2PAY Some Sociopathic,Misogynistic, White Supremacist, BLOWHARD,CREEP🚽 pic.twitter.com/HuSEQjPdjN
— Cher (@cher) July 19, 2016
The second day of the Republican National Convention continues Tuesday, July 19 in Cleveland.
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