by Amna El Tawil
With the inauguration approaching fast, some people opt to have a positive outlook towards Donald Trump’s presidency, while others aren’t that optimistic. That’s why W Magazine invited celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Matthew McConaughey, Chris Pine, Hailee Steinfeld, Felicity Jones, and Taraji P. Henson to sing Gloria Gaynor’s hit I will Survive.
The video got more than 2 million views in just a few days, but celebrities who participated in this rendition were slammed for doing so. Startsat60.com reports: “A group of A-listers has been slammed again by Trump supporters and this time it comes down to a video they’ve appeared in ahead of his inauguration. So, the video has gone viral and some area laughing and singing along with it.
But Trump supporters aren’t happy with the latest celebrity outcry at their future president – and they’ve taken to social media to have their say.
Some have labeled the video as ‘pathetic’, while others have slammed the celebrities as “Liberal snowflakes”.”
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The video got about 38k dislikes and the comment section was flooded with words of disapproval. Some stated that Natalie Portman let them down while others pointed out all actors from the video are “shitty”.
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The Daily Mail writes: “The A-listers will likely survive without their critics’ support, but the clash over the video highlights the increasing debate over Hollywood activism.
It came to a head during the Golden Globes last Sunday, when Meryl Streep gave a powerful speech condemning the president-elect without ever speaking his name.
While many praised Streep’s ‘bravery’ for the speech, others tweeted at the actress to stick to movies and said she was out of touch with average Americans.
Many of Trump’s supporters joked he would never care what celebrities think about him, but the president-elect took to Twitter to attack Streep despite never seeing the speech.”