Celebrities React to US Capitol Riot


Many celebrities have used their platforms to speak about the violence and mayhem on the US Capitol grounds on January 6. Trump supporters swarmed the US Capitol building on Wednesday during the counting of US President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College votes.

According to reports, Trump encouraged people to proceed to the Capitol to make their voices heard. The building was soon surrounded by Trump supporters who came in waving their flags and breaking into the US Capitol building.

Stevie Wonder, Kerry Washington, Michelle Obama, among other celebrities, reacted to the riots and called for a peaceful transition of power.

“It is time for the leaders of this country to invoke the 25th Amendment. Isn’t it obvious? Today has made me sad with disbelief with what is happening in my country, a country that has inspired my songs of hope and love. …” –Stevie Wonder

Correspondingly, Kerry Washington shared a straight-to-the-point tweet:

During a segment on his show, Steve Harvey speaks out on the riot and his conversation with his 85-year-old father-in-law. Steve Harvey’s father in law stated, “It’s about time they finally see what we’ve been knowing all along,”

With great concern, Former First Lady Michelle Obama shares her thoughts comparing what happened at the Capitol to the Black Lives Matter protests and how differently the police handled the situations.

In her statement, she mentioned how the riots left her with many questions about the country’s future, particularly its security, extremism, propaganda, and more. She focused on one question, “What if these rioters had looked like the folks who go to Ebenezer Baptist Church [the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. was pastor, and currently led by Senator-elect Raphael Warnock] every Sunday? What would have been different?”