As the result of the 2016 US Presidential Election became apparent, singer-songwriter Katy Perry went on a tweeting spree to share to the world how she feels about her candidate, Hillary Clinton, losing to Republican Party’s Donald trump. The “Roar” songstress even admitted on the social networking platform that she was crying when the election updates revealed that Trump was leading the race.
On Tuesday, Perry seemed to be in high spirits as she sent out a message to her nearly 95 million Twitter followers to vote. She wrote: “Hope you are roaring your way to the polls still!” An hour later, she took to Instagram to share a throwback pic of when she voted for Clinton on Oct. 25.
Unfortunately, things changed quickly in a matter of three hours when updates about the election trickled in, revealing to the entire world that Trump was already leading and was closer to securing the presidency than Clinton. This led Perry to tweet: “Gonna cry my false eye lashes off tonight.”
It wasn’t clear if Perry was alluding to the fact that Trump was leading when she tweeted about crying. It may also have something to do about her parents favoring Trump over Clinton.
During Clinton’s Election Night party, Perry admitted in her speech in front of her fellow Clinton supporters that her Republican parents, Keith Hudson and Mary Perry, supported Trump, as per Billboard. However, she did shrug off the negativity her revelation brought to the party by saying, “But you know what? We will still all be sitting at the same table for Thanksgiving.”
Meanwhile, when it became quite obvious that Trump has won, Perry let out a series of tweets. At first, Orlando Bloom’s girlfriend seemed to be signaling that Clinton supporters should unite. She wrote: “We will never be silenced.” Then, she did a follow-up post saying, “The revolution is coming.”
Perry continued her tweeting streak by telling Clinton supporters to “rise up.” The “Dark Horse” hitmaker also stated, “Power to the people,” before reiterating a previous tweet: “We will never be silenced. #LoveTrumpsHate.”
Wrapping up her series of tweets, Perry contradicted herself by relaying a strong message on how America should move on and move forward following the election. She wrote: “Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us.”