As President Obama delivered his farewell speech to the nation in Chicago Tuesday night, Hollywood stars and celebrities took to social media to express their gratitude and celebrate his achievements one final time.
Many of the president’s most outspoken celebrity supporters, including Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry, Shonda Rhimes, Michael Moore, Russell Simmons and dozens of others used their Twitter accounts to express their feelings with just ten days remaining until Obama leaves office.
Some stars like Amy Adams, Regina King and Sarah Jessica Parker said their goodbyes while on the red carpet at Sunday night’s Golden Globe awards:
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) January 11, 2017
But others watched along and commented as Obama spoke for just under an hour from a convention center in Chicago.
Below are celebrities’ reactions to the speech, and their parting words for President Obama.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 11, 2017
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 11, 2017
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 11, 2017
YES WE CAN #obamafarewell
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 11, 2017
Walks off to Springsteen's "Land of Hope and Dreams". And now for something completely different… #ObamaFarewell
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 11, 2017
Watching Obama's final address, and realizing how very, very far we are about to descend. Farewell, O Captain my Captain! Heavens save us.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 11, 2017
Life goals. https://t.co/XIn1qKMKQl
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 11, 2017
So glad I voted for this man. So glad I witnessed this leader, husband and father. #ObamaFarewell
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) January 11, 2017
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 10, 2017
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) January 11, 2017
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) January 11, 2017
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) January 11, 2017
"Reality has a way of catching up with you" -Obama's mom.
— Amanda Seyfried (@AmandaSeyfried) January 11, 2017
— Sharon Stone (@sharonstone) January 11, 2017
— Nia Long (@NiaLong) January 11, 2017
— Bill Nye (@BillNye) January 11, 2017
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) January 11, 2017
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 11, 2017
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) January 11, 2017
— MAXWELL (@_MAXWELL_) January 11, 2017
Hope you enjoyed Obama's speech. You won't hear anything so cogent and kind for a long time. So, with complete sincerity: THANKS, OBAMA.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 11, 2017
— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) January 11, 2017
Obama quoting George Washington who, over 200 years ago, was talking shit about Trump.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) January 11, 2017
This #ObamaFarewell is beautiful. The love. Could Trump soak up all this warmth?
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 11, 2017
Future missing Obama so much right now.
— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) January 11, 2017
I love u @POTUS In good times & bad the buck stopped w you. Thank u for being a true leader & for 8 yrs of astounding, immeasurable progress
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 11, 2017
This is what a REAL victory lap looks like and that only works if you have actually done something to to take a lap for.
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) January 11, 2017
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