The 2020 presidential election has been emotionally and mentally exhausting, but the final results appear to be just around the corner. While Joe Biden leads in electoral college votes, his win is dependent on flipping key swing states. As usual, people are using social media to express their angst while waiting for the results.
One thing that lightens the mood is the hilarious and inspirational memes celebrities have posted. This election has us stressed, but you already know we can count on the internet to help calm our nerves.
Black people’s ability to uplift each other through trying times is our superpower. If you need a laugh or some encouragement, check out these celebrity posts that’ll make you laugh, think, and remain optimistic.
Celebrity Posts That Accurately Depict the Mood of the 2020 Election was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
1. EVA MARCILLESource:Eva Marcille/Instagram
In a post, Eva Marcille wrote, “The only person I trust to count the remaining ballots 🤷🏽♀️🇺🇸 Just a little something to make you laugh and to ease your anxiety as we all stay hopeful and wait for confirmation of the change we voted for.
🔁 @niecynash1 #bidenharris2020
2. CARDI BSource:Cardi B/Instagram
This election has made a couple of us pour an extra shot of whiskey in our coffee. For Cardi B, it caused her to light a few extra cigarettes. In a post, she wrote, “How these elections got me watching these states turn red 😒😒😒😒”
3. B ScottSource:B Scott/Instagram
Whew chile, the hypocrisy! B. Scott posted a hilarious, yet accurate meme of Melania Trump “I was shocked to discover that some of these powerful people have tried to paint my husband as anti-gay. Donald is the first president to enter the White House supporting gay marriage,” she said.
The scene then cuts to several clips of Trump admitting that he doesn’t care for gay marriage at all. “I am not in favor of gay marriage,” he says in one clip. In another, he says, “I’m against gay marriage.” The meme ends with him reinforcing, “I don’t support gay marriage.”
4. Big SeanSource:Big Sean/Twitter
Big Sean reminded us just how important our voice is. In a tweet, he wrote, “It’s a lot of people I know who didn’t vote. I wonder if they’ll see how much their vote would have counted by the end of the night. They literally beat us, shot us, killed us, locked us up ’cause they didn’t want us to vote. That alone should show you how important it really is.”
5. Natasha RothwellSource:Natasha Rothwell/Twitter
Natasha Rothwell hit us with hard truths regarding the state of our country. In a tweet, she wrote, “I wake up every day to the reality that I live in a country that thinks my life is less valuable than it would be if I were white. This was a referendum on the potential for a fundamental shift in that perspective. The race might be too close to call but the projected winner is racism.”
Here’s some perspective. Approximately half of the US voted to keep a racist, misogynistic, self-destructive narcissist for a president.
6. Kamala HarrisSource:Kamala Harris/Twitter
In perhaps the most inspirational post we’ve seen all day, Kamala Harris stepped on the scene with some words of encouragement.
In a tweet, she wrote, “This race isn’t over until every single ballot is counted.”
7. Viola DavisSource:Viola Davis/Instagram
In one image, Viola Davis may have voiced the sentiment of many Americans. The actress posted an image of a lady pouring a glass of wine along with the caption, “Too early?”
8. Keke PalmerSource:Keke Palmer/Instagram
Keke Palmer posted a lengthy Instagram message that speaks to our history and resilience in America as Black people. She wrote, “Black American history empowers me and triggers great levels of resilience in my spirit. Almost like a superpower! I have such pride in my ancestors. I stand on the shoulders of giants and their ability to SURVIVE it all was a great sacrifice from them for me. The fact that they could continue through generations speaks volumes about our collective spirit. They could’ve just given up and offed themselves or just let go of their will. Some maybe did, which I understand, but the strongest, SURVIVED. And THAT is what we are.
The Children Of The Strong.
As we Americans approach this big day, all Americans of every cultural background, I hope and pray that we all know no matter the outcome we will be alright. We will always be heard and we will always be willing to fight for our freedoms. There may be some anxiety but let it subside a bit if you can because you know you’ve done your part! That way if we need to regroup we have the mental capacity to shake some shit up 😅
God bless you all!! 💪🏾❤️🙏🏾‼️💖🇺🇸”
9. 50 CentSource:50 Cent/Instagram
50 Cent continues to show out on social media. A few weeks ago he was under fire (again) by Black Twitter for endorsing Trump because of his tax policy. In an Instagram post, the rapper posted a meme that read,” Am I right? Feels like the whole country is on Maury waiting to find out who’s the father.”
Well, we know who 50 Cent is rooting for.