Hollywood celebrities from Judd Apatow to Kathy Griffin melted down on Twitter Thursday following the FBI concluding its seventh background check into Brett Kavanaugh that did not provide information about him being a sexual abuser.
The FBI report could not corroborate any claims of sexual misconduct made against Brett Kavanaugh. This means that Kavanaugh could soon be confirmed to the Supreme Court — and many celebrities found this just too much to handle.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) October 4, 2018
— ROSIE (@Rosie) October 4, 2018
Director Judd Apatow retweeted Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand urging Americans to call the Senators about Kavanaugh, adding, “Get involved!”
Get involved! https://t.co/FKf8q6zRgJ
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 4, 2018
“So many women I love are in DC today. They represent hundreds, thousands, & millions of other women. At this point, opposing Kavanaugh is not about a political party…it’s about ensuring that women-people-of every political party are safe. (1/2)” Lena Dunham tweeted, adding, “Trauma is a silent killer. I pray- truly, yes, have been praying- that our senators on both sides of the aisle recognize their own moral imperative to believe and protect survivors.
Trauma is a silent killer. I pray- truly, yes, have been praying- that our senators on both sides of the aisle recognize their own moral imperative to believe and protect survivors. #stopkavanaugh (2/2)
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 4, 2018
Kathy Griffin had a typically unhinged response, tweeting, “FUCK YOU ChuckGrassley FUCK YOU OrrinHatch FUCK YOU JohnCornyn FUCK YOU ThomTillis FUCK YOU SenMikeLee FUCK YOU BenSasse FUCK YOU tedcruz FUCK YOU MikeCrapo FUCK YOU SenJohnKennedy and FUCK YOU senatemajldr and finally GO FUCK YOURSELF LindseyGrahamSC.”
FUCK YOU @senatemajldr
GO FUCK YOURSELF @LindseyGrahamSC
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 4, 2018
Meanwhile, Michael Moore claimed that it was time for the left to “wake up and start FIGHTING.”
“5 days ago Dems & ‘liberals’ did the same old thing, claiming some empty ‘victory’ when Flake feigned ‘shame, and then foolishly placing their hopes in the FBI – THE FBI! – doing an ‘investigation.’ When is our side going to wake up and start FIGHTING? Stop hoping & start acting!” he tweeted.
5 days ago Dems & “liberals” did the same old thing, claiming some empty “victory” when Flake feigned “shame, and then foolishly placing their hopes in the FBI – THE FBI! – doing an “investigation.” When is our side going to wake up and start FIGHTING? Stop hoping & start acting!
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 4, 2018
Julia Louis-Dreyfus tweeted this sickening cartoon.
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) October 4, 2018
Other celebrities like Amy Schumer, Alicia Keys, and Erykah Badu were in Washington D.C. Thursday to take part in an anti-Kavanaugh protest.
Check out all of the Hollywood hate.
I did! https://t.co/QfgkK9EXg9
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) October 4, 2018
What kind of FBI report would have value – if the two most important voices are not heard? https://t.co/tDwqTzmGcF
— Matthew Modine (@MatthewModine) October 4, 2018
Both houses of Congress. The White House. Almost every corporate boardroom. Country clubs and business organizations. Most churches. Over half of white people, a majority of old white people. Virtually every square foot of rural America.
Boo fucking hoo.
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) October 4, 2018
Dear @JeffFlake @lisamurkowski and @SenatorCollins.
An investigation that fails to investigate will NOT provide you with political cover. If you vote for this man you are telling EVERY survivor who comes forward that your career is more important than justice. We won’t forget. https://t.co/gBhdmqxiEu
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) October 4, 2018
Donald Trump says it’s “a very scary time for young men in America.” Gee, I didn’t know so many of them were being assaulted and then mocked about it by their president.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) October 4, 2018
It’s almost as if moderate GOP senators knew in advance that the FBI investigation would be stymied and useless, but the fact that one happened would give them the political cover to vote yes.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 4, 2018
I do not blame the good men and women of the FBI.
I blame the sexual predator in the White House who gave them their marching orders.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) October 4, 2018