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Trump's victory came as a shock to many who expressed fear, anger, and disappointment. Still, tons of celebs are urging fans to keep fighting for progress.

Sydney Scott
Nov, 09, 2016

In an upset that has left the U.S. and much of the world speechless, Donald Trump, a man accused of sexual assault and rape, was elected president of the United States.

As polls closed and votes were tallied last night, it slowly became clear that much of America voted against progress and as many of us watched in horror, celebrities took to social media to express their grief, fear, and disappointment.

Janelle Monaé tweeted, "Once again America has continued to FAIL WOMEN, MINORITIES, MUSLIMS, & IMMIGRANTS, LGBTQ, this is so disgusting." And, actor Sam Richardson echoed her sentiment. "You can't be entirely surprised. This is the same country that responded to the idea of Black Lives Mattering with hate and vitriol," he wrote.

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Fuck this. I'm headed to the highlands of Scotland. BYE!!!!!!! #eatcraylove #election2016 #imwithher

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Breathe. And love. Breathe. And love •. There is no way to love. Love is the way.

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