In a video that recently went viral online, celebrities lined up to encourage voting and -- indirectly -- slam Donald Trump. Scarlett Johansson expressed her apparent displeasure with the reality star-turned-candidate with this sign, which she held up in the Joss Whedon-directed video.
Stephen Curry: Not a fan
When asked by the San Jose Mercury News if he agreed with the Under Armour CEO who called Trump an asset for the nation, Curry responded: “I agree with that description — if you remove the ‘et’ from asset.”
Jennifer Lawrence: The world will end
Celebrities have had a lot to say about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and much of it hasn’t been good.
If Trump is elected president, said actress Jennifer Lawrence in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, it “will be the end of the world.”
Meryl Streep: Bully
Streep heavily criticized Trump during her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2017 Golden Globes.
“Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence invites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose,” she said.
Madonna: A bad dream
Madonna opened up on Trump’s election a couple of weeks before he was sworn into office.
“I wake up and I go, ‘Wait a second, Donald Trump is the president. It’s not a bad dream. It really happened.’
“It’s like being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare.”
Don Cheadle: "Racist, abusive coward"
In a rant clearly aimed at Trump, Don Cheadle appeared in the Whedon video to warn against “a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society.”
Sarah Silverman: Like Hitler
Four months before she appeared in support of Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, comedian Sarah Silverman went on “Conan” dressed as Adolf Hitler.
“I agree with a lot of what [Trump] says,” said Silverman in the guise of Hitler. “Like 90 percent of what he says, I’m like, ‘This guy gets it.’”
Mark Ruffalo: I'll go nude?
In the Whedon video, the celebrities imply that actor Mark Ruffalo will do a nude scene in his next movie if Hillary Clinton wins the election. As for Ruffalo himself, he doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo.
Elizabeth Banks: "Cruel, out-of-touch"
During her appearance at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, actress and director Elizabeth Banks had this to say about Trump: “Some of you know me from ‘The Hunger Games,’ in which I play Effie Trinket ― a cruel, out-of-touch reality TV star who wears insane wigs while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia.
“So when I tuned in to [the Republican National Convention in] Cleveland last week, I was like, ‘Uh, hey ― that’s my act!’”
Robert Downey Jr.: "We're all in this together"
Megastar Robert Downey Jr. also appeared in the anti-Trump Whedon video.
When asked how he got so many stars to participate, Whedon told Buzzfeed, “It was pretty much the same spiel to everybody: ‘Doing a voting PSA to help get out the vote and stop orange Muppet Hitler.’”
Miley Cyrus: Moving out
Actress and pop star Miley Cyrus has taken to Instagram, saying she’d move out of the country if Trump was elected.
Lena Dunham: Hideous
Shortly after Trump was elected, Dunham wrote in her Lenny newsletter: “As horrifying as I found Donald Trump’s rhetoric, as hideous as I found his racism and xenophobia, as threatening to basic decency as I found his demagogue persona, I never truly believed he could win.”
Kerry Washington: Dump Trump
Actress Kerry Washington has lent her support to the anti-Trump group Stop Hate Dump Trump. Also on that list are actress Lily Tomlin, actor Danny Glover, writer Angela Davis, linguist Noam Chomsky and many others.
George Clooney: Trump's a fascist
Among those who’ve spoken out against the man is George Clooney, who once told The Guardian that Trump is “an opportunist” - and worse.
“He’s a fascist,” Clooney said, “a xenophobic fascist.”
Martin Sheen: "We cannot pretend"
“We cannot pretend both sides are equally unfavorable,” Martin Sheen states in the Whedon video.
Julianne Moore: "Nightmare"
In the anti-Trump Whedon video, Julianne Moore says, “We can end this nightmare before it begins” by registering to vote.
Chelsea Handler: "Utmost disrespect"
Comedian Chelsea Handler tweeted a nearly naked photo of herself with “Trump is a butt hole” written on her body. “I mean this with the utmost disrespect,” she said.
J.K. Rowling: Worse than Voldemort
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to declare that Trump is worse than the Potter villain Voldemort. “How horrible,” she said when people compared the two. “Voldemort was nowhere near as bad.”
Muhammad Ali: Stand against Trump
In December 2015, after Trump had trouble naming a single Muslim-American athlete, boxing great Muhammad Ali punched back:
“We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda,” Ali said in a statement. “True Muslims know or should know that it goes against our religion to try and force Islam on anybody.”
John Oliver: Don't buy it
In February 2016, “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver did a 20-minute segment tearing apart the candidate and telling people not to buy anything Trump says. Trump had claimed on several occasions that he’d been invited to appear on Oliver’s show; Oliver countered by saying he’d been invited zero times.
Shakira: Hateful and racist
“No one living in this century should stand behind so much ignorance,” said singer/songwriter Shakira about Trump on her Twitter account. Regarding his comments about Mexican immigrants, she said, “This is a hateful and racist speech that attempts to divide a country that for years has promoted diversity and democracy!”
Robert De Niro: Get facts straight
Actor Robert De Niro was angered by Trump’s speculation about President Obama’s birth certificate, saying in a 2011 interview with Brian Williams, “I won’t mention names, but certain people in the news the last couple weeks ... Go get the facts before you start saying things about people.”
Tracy Morgan: Go play with Legos
Comedian Tracy Morgan, too, had something to say about Trump’s questioning of President Obama’s birth certificate in 2011. “Tell him I’ve got it and it’s in Brooklyn,” said Morgan. “Nobody got no time for Donald Trump. Go build buildings, go play with your Lego set.”
Amy Schumer: Trump's a "monster"
Amy Schumer angered some fans during a Tampa stand-up show less than a month before the election when she called Trump an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.”
But Schumer has long been a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter, telling BBC Newsnight that she would “move to Spain, or somewhere” if Trump was elected president.
Louis C.K.: Like 1930s Germany
In a weekly email blast, comedian Louis C.K. told people not to vote for Trump, comparing him to Adolph Hitler and saying the U.S. is acting like 1930s Germany.
Mac Miller: Waste of skin and bones
In 2011, Rapper Mac Miller released a song called “Donald Trump.” Trump responded by calling him an “ungrateful dog” on Twitter.
In March of 2016, Mac Miller appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show” and called Trump an “egomaniacal, attention-thirsty, psychopathic, power-hungry, delusional waste of skin and bones.”
Stephen King: Thin-skinned racist
Superstar author Stephen King signed a petition with more than 400 other writers, listing a litany of reasons why they “oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald J. Trump.” Among those reasons: Trump “encourages aggression among his followers, shouts down opponents, intimidates dissenters, and denigrates women.”
On Twitter, King wrote: “Congrats, Republicans! You’re about to nominate a thin-skinned racist with the temperament of a 3-year-old.”
Michael Moore: Leave us alone
In December 2015, outspoken documentary filmmaker Michael Moore took to Facebook, posting a long letter to Donald Trump. “Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today. We are not a country of angry white guys,” he wrote. “Leave the rest of us alone so we can elect a real president who is both compassionate and strong.”
Jack Black: Anyone but Trump
“Listen, I’ll take Kanye [West] over Trump,” said actor Jack Black on the Australian “Today” show. “Anyone but Trump.”
Ben Stiller: Like a movie villain
He’s like “the villain in a ‘Naked Gun’ movie or something,” said actor Ben Stiller about Trump in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Company. “I can’t take him seriously ... But some people are taking him seriously, which is the crazy thing.”
Cher: A bigot
Cher has taken to Twitter to call Trump a “loudmouthed bigot” and “an arrogant a***** with an ego the size of Texas.”
She also said she’d “move to Jupiter” if he is elected president.
Ricky Martin: Makes blood boil
Pop star Ricky Martin had enough of Trump long ago, penning an op-ed for Univision in 2015 saying “Enough is enough!”
“The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party, has the audacity to continue to gratuitously harass the Latin community makes my blood boil,” he wrote.
David Letterman: It's no longer fun
Some celebrities have criticized Donald Trump since even before he announced his candidacy for presidency.
In 2011, after Trump suggested in a speech that President Obama never went to Harvard Law School, David Letterman said to “The Late Show” guest, celebrity psychologist Dr. Phil, “It’s all fun, it’s all a circus, it’s all a rodeo, until it starts to smack of racism. And then it’s no longer fun.”
He added that if Trump wanted to appear on his show again, he’d have to be prepared to apologize.
Jerry Seinfeld: Will walk out
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld pulled out of a Trump-sponsored charity event back in September 2011 after The Donald began questioning President Obama’s citizenship.
Trump retorted that he felt bad that he appeared on Seinfeld’s “failed show ‘The Marriage Ref,’ even though I thought it was absolutely terrible.”
Lily Allen: Moron
When Trump landed in Scotland right after the Brexit vote, one of his first tweets said, “They took their country back” -- suggesting he thought Scotland voted to leave the EU. To which British singer-songwriter Lily Allen replied, “Scotland voted IN you moron.”