Hollywood stars bid bitter farewell to Elizabeth Warren: ‘I am grieving’
It’s been a rough week for Sen. Elizabeth Warren fans, including her famous supporters.
Ashley Judd, Patton Oswalt, Rosanna Arquette and more Hollywood stars took to Twitter Thursday morning to bid farewell to their preferred presidential candidate, who dropped out of the race after a disappointing showing on Super Tuesday.
Still in the running for the Democratic nomination are former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.
“At least I still have a dynamic field of cranky, septuagenarian dudes to choose from,” tweeted comedian Oswalt, referring to the remaining frontrunners, Biden, 77, and Sanders, 78.
At least I still have a dynamic field of cranky septuagenarian dudes to choose from. https://t.co/PbhP8GeWZd— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 5, 2020
Arquette also weighed in on Warren’s exit, doubling down on her loyalty to the Democratic party by adopting the “vote blue no matter who” mantra.
“I voted for Elizabeth Warren,” Arquette wrote, “and I will vote for the democratic candidate whomever that is.”
I voted for Elizabeth warren. and I will vote for the democratic candidate whomever that is.— Rosanna Arquette🌎✌🏼 (@RoArquette) March 5, 2020
Judd was one of the first to react to the news, simply tweeting a defeated, “I am grieving.”
Celebrities began mourning the end of Warren’s campaign as early as Tuesday night as more primary election results rolled in, with most of the delegates going to Biden and Sanders.
Several boiled Warren’s losses down to sexism, arguing that the outcome would have been different if she were a man.
“We talk a lot about race, rightfully. We talk a lot about homophobia, rightfully,” tweeted comedian Billy Eichner, who has backed Warren throughout the election cycle. “But this country needs an equally vigorous conversation about its deeply ingrained misogyny. It is blindingly clear at this point - among Democrats, among Republicans, among everyone.”
We talk a lot about race, rightfully. We talk a lot about homophobia, rightfully. But this country needs an equally vigorous conversation about its deeply ingrained misogyny. It is blindingly clear at this point - among Democrats, among Republicans, among everyone.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 4, 2020
Singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe took a similar stance, sharing a tweet from New York Times magazine writer Nikole Hannah-Jones that reads, “Do you think gender has something to do with why we have not had a woman president in the entire 250 years our country has existed? Just curious.”
Other big names who endorsed Warren include John Legend, Constance Wu, Sally Field and Jonathan Van Ness.
See more responses to her exit below.
💔 @ewarren and her incredible team ran a campaign I was proud of and inspired by. We are lucky Warren spends her smarts on trying to create solutions for us all. 🗽🇺🇸#DreamBigFightHard https://t.co/i3uQcgTWjM— Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) March 5, 2020
If you’re a Biden supporter who thinks now—right now—is the perfect time to send me or any other Warren supporter a “Welcome!” tweet:— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) March 5, 2020
We’re principled, but don’t try us.
Let it breathe, people.
It is quite clear that a powerful, brilliant woman is greatly feared in this country.#ElizabethWarren is a powerful, brilliant woman.— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) March 5, 2020
I hope that she realizes that many of us who supported her are very opposed to #Sanders becoming the Dem nominee & hope she doesn’t endorse him https://t.co/lPHC8h8pWC
Just saw the news about Elizabeth Warren dropping out and I broke into tears. It is heartbreaking that an incredibly smart, qualified, woman can't be fully embraced by our country, yet. She was my candidate. THANK YOU ELIZABETH, for your progressive and— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) March 5, 2020
To the people who fought for Elizabeth Warren, most especially the women and young girls out there, a reminder: You owe no one anything right now. Allow yourself the space to grieve, and be angry, and be numb. Take the time. Take all of it that you need.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 5, 2020
Elizabeth Warren is one of the most inspiring and capable leaders we have and will ever have, she’s already changed politics for the better, and we are lucky that she doesn’t know how to stop fighting.— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) March 5, 2020
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