Women's March: How Hollywood Documented the Demonstrations on Social Media
Katy Perry, Lena Dunham, Ana Navarro and Michael Moore were among the stars who took to Twitter to share how they were participating in the D.C. protests.
The day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, hundreds of thousands of women (and men) took to the streets in Washington, D.C., and at sister marches across the country and abroad to declare their support for women's rights.
Numerous Hollywood stars were among those participating in the demonstrations, documenting their experiences at the march in D.C. and elsewhere on social media.
America Ferrera was one of the first people to address the crowd at the D.C. march, speaking out against Trump, who she said was "waging a war."
"The president is not America," added the actress. "We are America, and we are here to stay."
By early Saturday morning, as the march was just beginning, city officials said organizers of the March on Washington had more than doubled their turnout estimate to 500,000, as numerous tweets and photos indicated that the subways were overflowing with participants.
Stars who indicated they were participating in the D.C. march included Michael Moore, Janelle Monae, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Ashley Judd, Patricia Arquette, Padma Lakshmi, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Zendaya, Amber Tamblyn, Katy Perry, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Chastain and Julianne Moore.
On Saturday, Dunham, Perry, Moore, Zendaya and Ana Navarro were among those sharing their experience at the D.C. march on social media. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, whose name earned cheers when cited by speaker Gloria Steinem, also tweeted her support for the marchers, writing, "Thanks for standing, speaking and marching for our values @womensmarch. Important as ever. I truly believe we're always Stronger Together."
Read on to see how the stars documented their experiences at the women's marches.
Thank you to everyone at today's #WomensMarch for showing Trump what a crowd looks like.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 21, 2017
Marching with SO many sisters today but my heart is most proud to march with my blood sister, Angela, who has always been my guardian angel. We should all be guardians for each other. I march today because I am not afraid anymore and I hope I can be an example of fearlessness and resilience. I will not let anyone suppress me, silence me or clip my wings. For a long time I misunderstood the true definition of being a feminist, but now that I know, I am empowered! I am indisputably a feminist. I am here today to break the cycle of suppression and inequality. I stand with you all! #whyimarch @womensmarch
Streets are packed! Metro subway jammed!!! Amazing. #WomensMarch— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 21, 2017
Thanks for standing, speaking & marching for our values @womensmarch. Important as ever. I truly believe we're always Stronger Together.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 21, 2017
So that our daughters will know their bodies are their own. So our sons embody gentle strength. So they can dismiss both labels #WhyIMarch— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 21, 2017
We march to show our struggles are not isolated, but bound together by rainbow thread. I don't rise if you don't rise #WomensMarch— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 21, 2017
A day of protest... A day of peace... pic.twitter.com/2utfRbeJeQ— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) January 21, 2017
Yes, my mother is captaining that pink bus of art world queens pic.twitter.com/ueafHHMLFO— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 21, 2017
Well @potus u can listen to the voices of the 1/2 M+ people out ur window or u can stay a fraud marinating in ur pantsful of nervous farts.— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 21, 2017
Congratulations to the women marching today. We must go forward to ensure full reproductive justice for all women. #WomensMarch— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 21, 2017
"We are marching to turn our fear and sorrow and shame to power and imagination. We are marching for another paradigm where the lack of ethics, morality, and truth that have brought us to this moment are transformed – into principles which will drive a powerful intersectional, spiritual movement of movements." -Eve Ensler @eveensler @one_billion_rising
Today we march pic.twitter.com/UwJCb1Bflv— P!nk (@Pink) January 21, 2017
I don't see #WomensMarch as anti-Trump, but as pro-women. Sign of empowerment by a diverse sisterhood of pussy-cats saying, "Hear me ROAR!"— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) January 21, 2017
Headed downtown in a stuffed uber because every train for an hour was completely jammed with riders. #WomensMarchLA— Clark Gregg (@clarkgregg) January 21, 2017
Ladies and Gentlemen we have a massive MOVEMENT— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 21, 2017
All those powerful women. All those people who love them. All demanding more. All across America. Prettiest sight these eyes ever did see— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 21, 2017
Today feels better pic.twitter.com/Z4CKaflf7R— nina jacobson (@ninajacobson) January 21, 2017
Half the town of Stanley, Idaho (pop. 63) came out in a snowstorm to march in peace & solidarity w/ men, women, & children on 7 continents. pic.twitter.com/tLPCognu2t— Carole King (@Carole_King) January 22, 2017
Meanwhile...quite a few people here, too. pic.twitter.com/fK8nG5PHe1— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) January 22, 2017
One. Million. Protestors. In D.C. Was part of history today— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) January 21, 2017
LA women's March pic.twitter.com/CQECdPza6c— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) January 22, 2017
So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I'm proud to be a woman today, and every day. #WomensMarch— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 21, 2017