J.K. Rowling Says She's Never "Wanted Magic More" After U.K. Votes to Leave EU
The 'Harry Potter' creator was among the first to react to the shocking result.
J.K. Rowling was among the first celebrities to react to the shocking referendum result that saw the U.K. vote to leave the European Union.
"I don't think I've ever wanted magic more," the author tweeted, adding that Scotland would "seek independence now."
I don't think I've ever wanted magic more. https://t.co/gVNQ0PYIMT— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 24, 2016
James Corden was also taken aback by the result. "I can't get my head around what's happening in Britain," the Late, Late Show host tweeted. "I'm so sorry to the youth of Britain. I fear you've been let down today."
I can't get my head around what's happening in Britain.I'm so sorry to the youth of Britain. I fear you've been let down today x— James Corden (@JKCorden) June 24, 2016
Another U.S.-based Brit, Hugh Laurie, tweeted a message of disappointment at the result. "Congratulations exiters. Reverse is across and down, easy on the clutch," he messaged, later adding: "Best of three?"
Best of three?— Hugh Laurie (@hughlaurie) June 24, 2016
Author Neil Gaiman wrote a short letter to the U.K.
"Dear UK, good luck. I am afraid you are going to need it, love Neil," he wrote.
Dear UK,— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 24, 2016
I am afraid you are going to need it,
Other British stars weighing in on the result included Ricky Gervais, We're the Millers and The Revenant actor Will Poulter, Dan Stevens and musicians Ellie Goulding, Liam Gallagher, Lily Allen, Boy George and One Direction's Niall Horan.
Heartbroken to hear the news.— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) June 24, 2016
I truly believe this is one of the most devastating things to happen during my lifetime. I felt a fear I've never felt this morning.— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) June 24, 2016
Really hope we get good strong honest leadership now, all we can do is hope for that. Big love see you at Glastonbury— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) June 24, 2016
Well millennials. We're really really fucked.— lily (@lilyallen) June 24, 2016
My TL is full of #Brexit gloating, who will be the worst effected.Last crash at least we could blame the bankers, now we can only blame...us— lily (@lilyallen) June 24, 2016
Stop the world im getting off LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) June 24, 2016
Very disappointed to hear the verdict of the Referendum. Can't believe that Britain is leaving the European Union. Feels so wrong.— Will Poulter (@PoulterWill) June 24, 2016
It's sad but probably true that the decision to leave the EU can simply be explained by a massive generational divide. We've been let down.— Will Poulter (@PoulterWill) June 24, 2016
As a young person - if there was ever a lesson to be learned about the importance of using your vote - this is it. We have to be ACTIVE.— Will Poulter (@PoulterWill) June 24, 2016
I know everyone is panicking about Brexit and Trump being President but there's no need to worry. Jesus will save us. Hope that helps :)— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 24, 2016
I know the young people of Britain have lost hope & feel let down. But relax. The reintroduction of National Service will sort you out.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 24, 2016
I can't believe it took a referendum for Britain's youth to find out that old people hate them.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 24, 2016
Terrible day for Britain. Great day for Twitter though. So, every cloud.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 24, 2016
It's a sad day . The economic impact that this is going to have is definitely going to make those voters regret their decision— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) June 24, 2016
There's no use crying over spilt milk. We'll just ave to mek the best of it!— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) June 24, 2016
Meanwhile, in the U.S., Mia Farrow, Nate Corddry, George Takei and Jeffrey Wright were among those weighing in.
"When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry ( his golf course) frankly.” - Donald Trump re plummeting value of the pound— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 24, 2016
BREAKING: Countless Americans express outrage about something that 3 days ago they knew nothing about.— nate corddry (@imnatecorddry) June 24, 2016
Allen, Farrow, Takei and Wright all called out Donald Trump after the presumptive GOP presidential nominee praised Scotland for taking "their country back" by pointing out that it actually voted to remain part of the EU.
Um, two things: 1) Scotland voted to remain, not leave, so now it may break from Britain. 2) Stick to playing golf. https://t.co/9QMn4zCc0B— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 24, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Scotland voted IN you moron— lily (@lilyallen) June 24, 2016
And Lindsay Lohan live-tweeted the Brexit results but deleted those tweets by Friday morning.