A laundry list of celebrities promised that they would move abroad if Donald Trump won the presidential election. It’s a common move, no doubt meant to convince their fans of how passionate they are on a given issue, but many of these celebs probably looked at the polls stacked in Hillary Clinton’s favor before making such bold pronouncements.
Now that President-Elect Trump’s swearing in ceremony is on the horizon, which of these irate celebrities will actually follow through with their promises? Here’s what they said, verbatim:
Amy Schumer: “My act will change because I’ll need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain, or somewhere. It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s too crazy.”
Lena Dunham: “I know a lot of people have been threatening to [move to Canada], but I really will.”
Barbra Streisand: “I’m either coming to [Iceland], if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”
Bryan Cranston: “I would definitely move. It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t.”
Miley Cyrus: Honestly f**k this sh*t I am moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean!” UPDATE: Cyrus plans to “accept” Trump as president, even though she tearfully mourned Hillary’s loss on Twitter.
Jon Stewart: “I’m getting in a rocket and going to another planet. Because clearly this planet’s gone bonkers.”
Cher: “If he were to be elected, I’m moving to Jupiter.”
Chelsea Handler: “I did buy a house in another country just in case, so all of these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t, I will leave the country.”
Samuel L. Jackson: “If that motherf*cker becomes president I will move my black ass to South Africa.”
Whoopi Goldberg: “I don’t want it to be America. Maybe it’s time for me to move, you know.”
Neve Campbell: “[I’ll] move back to Canada.”
Keegan-Michael Key: “[Canada] like 10 minutes from Detroit and that’s where I’m from.”
George Lopez: “If he wins, he won’t have to worry about immigration, we’ll all go back,”
Ne-Yo: “I’m moving to Canada straight away. Me and Drake gonna be neighbors if Donald Trump becomes president.”
Rev. Al Sharpton: “If Donald Trump is the nominee, I’m open to support anyone, while I’m also reserving my ticket out of here if he wins.”
Raven-Symoné: “My confession for this election is if any Republican gets nominated, I’m gonna move to Canada with my entire family. Is that bad?”
Josh Gad: “Looking for a great realtor in Canada.”
Amber Rose: “I can’t even think about it! I’m moving, I’m out! I can’t. And I am taking my son with me!”
Ruth Bader Ginsberg: “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president… Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.”
Stephen King: “[A Trump presidency] scares me to death,” he admitted, noting that he is considering moving to Canada since it is so close to his Bangor, Maine, home.
It seems that so many celebrities were trying to research their impending move to Canada that they crashed the Canadian immigration website, which turned up a “500 Internal Server Error” for much of Election night and has only now begun to slowly load.