Scottish Independence Vote: Celebrities Take to Twitter With Last-Minute Pleas
Stars backing "yes" and "no" sides reach out to Scots on day of reckoning
As Scots went to the polls Thursday to decide on whether to break the union and become independent, celebrities on both sides of the Atlantic took to social media and elsewhere to plead with voters to either stay in the U.K. or go it alone as a new country.
The Scottish independence referendum is all people are talking about in the U.K. at the moment, and celebrities have weighed in on either side, with their intervention met with equal parts praise and scorn.
As the momentous decision edges closer - the final result will be declared at 10pm PST but the election will likely be called much earlier - here's a selection of tweets from some interested observers over the last 24 hours.
The UK is an extraordinary partner for America and a force for good in an unstable world. I hope it remains strong, robust and united. -bo— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 17, 2014
Scotland now voting. Nobody can be sure of outcome, but Yes organisation likely to make it very close. Either way, UK changes forever.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) September 18, 2014
Thinking of you Scotland. Give it all you've got.— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) September 18, 2014
Big day in Scotland tomorrow #indyref. My head says no and my heart shouts it - but whatever happens, I hope we're all friends by Saturday.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 17, 2014
Scotland! Please! Dare to dream x— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) September 18, 2014
The Scottish people may be about to vote for independence. Like a bunch of legislative Bravehearts. https://t.co/H3cEfNbQ8e— John Oliver (@iamjohnoliver) September 16, 2014
This is a momentous day. A true democratic day. We will be united in Friendship whatever happens.— David Morrissey (@davemorrissey64) September 18, 2014
Good Morning, Scotland! Wassup? Anything happenin' today? Local Hero said it all.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) September 18, 2014
I've never voted but if I was Scottish I'd vote yes.— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) September 11, 2014
Thinking about coming to Scotland this week, to feel the buzz of potential change in the air !— Kevin McKidd (@TheRealKMcKidd) September 11, 2014
Scotland. Get a good night's sleep. YES or NO, you've transformed politics with passion, intelligence, argument and wit. #indyref— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) September 17, 2014