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Celebrities React to Government Shutdown - Read Hollywood's Thoughts

Celebrities React to Government Shutdown - Read Hollywood's Thoughts

Parts of the federal government officially shut down at 12:01am Tuesday (October 1) after Congress failed to come to an agreement over funding bills.

Just ahead of the shutdown, Twitter exploded, with many of the trending topics including #governmentshutdown, #GOPshutdown, #shutdown, Dems and Obamacare.

President Obama took to Twitter to address America’s concerns.

“They actually did it. A group of Republicans in the House just forced a government shutdown over Obamacare instead of passing a real budget.” the President tweeted. “Despite the shutdown, the new health insurance marketplace opens for business as planned on October 1. #GetCovered”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the Government shutdown???

Click inside to check out what some celebrities had to say about the government shutdown…

“The saddest part about the Govt. Shutdown isn’t that it’s happening. It’s that we keep electing people who let it happen.” - Josh Gad

“My kid asked abt Government Shutdown in the way 2 school. After I explained she said ” can we impeach congress?” #outofthemouthsofbabes” – Audra McDonald

“In 10 minutes, the Government of the world’s great superpower is shutting down. How utterly pathetic. #governmentshutdown #CNN” – Piers Morgan

“Wonder if folks will still take the repubs serious… #governmentshutdown … Smh.” – Estelle

“I hope everyone’s 100% clear on the difference between a government shutdown and “The Purge” – BJ Novak

“Don’t think of it as a government shutdown. Think of it as a Newsroom finale.” – Jon Lovett

“‘@rihanna: Money on my mind #pouritup’ is that just what you do after a show? While watching gov shutdown on CNN?” – Judd Apatow

“Wow. It happened? #governmentshutdown” – JoJo

“The Tea Party needs to take a seat!! My thoughts on the #GovernmentShutdown…” – Russell Simmons

“u s government shutdown who cares! Rihanna Fans Are Not Happy and that’s all anyone is talking about.” – Sandra Bernhard

“Just landed in LA. And the #governmentshutdown …. Not a good look.” – Mario Lopez

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65 Responses to “Celebrities React to Government Shutdown - Read Hollywood's Thoughts”

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  1. 1
    Sam Says:

    Such a tacky man to go on Twitter and post that. You have no one to blame but yourself for not keeping the government in line. Get your s*** together, Mr. President.

  2. 2
    GFW Says:

    People have been fighting this man since he took office. In the end they’re only hurting themselves trying to get rid of him. He’s a good solid man and most can’t handle that because he’s black. Well, get over it. It’s time to join with him. This is utterly ridiculous and should NOT be happening. It’s all an attempt to tarnish his terms. Sad.

  3. 3
    csfw12367 Says:

    They passed a budget 2x that funded everything else. They wanted to push the mandate back for individuals for a year, which Obama did with businesses. They also wanted to get rid of congress subsidies for healthcare, which means they would have to get healthcare on their own without any help from taxpayers. What is wrong with that? This president disgusts me with the way he acts sometimes. An example, is this tweet. I know he’s better than that but he really needs to get it together. The gov’t shut down is as much his fault and democrats fault as the republicans.

  4. 4
    cnyn Says:

    Instead of playing endless rounds of golf, going on tax-payer paid family vacations to places like Africa and Martha’s Vineyard and demonizing Republicans Barry should have spent more time cultivating friends on the other side of the aisle; maybe then we wouldn’t be in this mess.

  5. 5
    moll Says:

    have to completely agree. it is tacky for the president to go on twitter with this serious pathetic fail. I am not in favor of the republicans’ actions either but Obama should not be using twitter for this. 800,000 workers are without pay right now.

  6. 6
    ALG Says:

    I hate all of our politicians. Does this mean that I can skip work today? FFS. Let’s shut down the whole country.

  7. 7
    555 Says:

    Who cares what Hollywood celebrities think of the government shutdown??

  8. 8
    Paulie Says:

    The government shutdown falls squarely on the shoulders of Republicans, particularly the Tea Party bozos. Even John McCain and Peter King have spoken out against the likes of Ted Cruz and Michele Bachmann.

  9. 9
    Danelle - Disappointed w/POTUS Says:

    As a US federal employee at home today without pay I am disappointed more with the POTUS than with anyone else in Govt.

    “A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.”

    A response on twitter to such a serious issue from the “leader of the free world” is juvenile and tacky.

    If the Republicans have given multiple recommendations and the only response from the POTUS is no, then that doesn’t sound like compromise on all sides to me; but more like my way or no way.

  10. 10
    Rebecca Says:

    I don’t care what hollywood celebs have to say about it. They are no more ‘experts ‘ than I am.

  11. 11
    JJ THE EXPAT Says:

    This is truly tragic. The president is trying to improve the healthcare system and congress is trying to put a stop to it.

  12. 12
    Jake Says:

    Why would I value the opinion of people who entertain dictators, embrace hard core communist leaders and have spent more time in rehab than they have a classroom?

  13. 13
    poop Says:

    obama sucks, bush sucked, they are con men and scamm artists for the elite…none of these worthless frontmen work for the people..and what makes obama the worst is that there was some promise for a change in the status quo…he has not delivered..just more lies

  14. 14
    long legged lady Says:

    I agree with Rebecca and 555 who gives a s–t about what hollywood and celebs think about this issue, they are NO BETTER than the rest of us!!!!

  15. 15
    ntnw Says:

    Audra McDonald should worry about her own language skills before commenting on anything – “in” her way to school, Audra!! She should have said “on” her way to school. Another Mensa candidate….

  16. 16
    Karen Says:

    Anyone notice that the world has not ended?
    WE DON”T NEED A FAT BLOATED BIG DADDY GOVERNMENT!!!!!! Who spends and spends and spends ,wastes and wastes others money as it keeps printing more, devalueing our hard earned dollars over time!
    Let the people keep more of their earnings and watch the economy grow.

  17. 17
    freya Says:

    In case you all don’t know Obamacare was already a law and the Republicans are playing with your life by trying to repeal what is already a law by not passing the budget that they all voted for because they want to defund your health care mandate. Bohner and hyis minion are holding this to your head and what is wrong with the President telling you on twitter what is really going on. TRY TO EDUCATE YOURSELF PEOPLE YOU WILL NOT BE IN THIS MESS WITHOUT THE BLESSING OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. THEY WOULD RATHER CUT OFF YOUR LIFE LINE THAN RAISE TAXES ON THEIR RICH FRIENDS AND CUT THE SUBSIDIARIES TO THE RICH FARMERS.

  18. 18
    Lisa Says:

    King Obama and the NSA is spying on YOU innocent Americans and innocent people of the world, looking at your private e-mails and listening to private phone calls.

  19. 19
    Julie Clarity Says:

    Lest we forget, the republicans also cut and pasted in their anti-family planning agenda in the attempt to extort the President. Additionally, I do not understand the allure of allowing Medical Bankruptcy to continue as the USA’s healthcare insurance of last resort. We the People all pay for that, too.

    ~60% of Bankruptcies in the USA are Medical Bankruptcies.
    ~50% of the Medical Bankruptcies in the USA are people who had insufficient insurance coverage.

    The only citizen who profits from bankruptcies is the Bank Citizen who is able to charge a poor sot 2-3X the going interest rate, should that person decide to finance through a bank for a purchase such as an automobile to get to work. Life does continue after bankruptcy.

  20. 20
    poop Says:

    to those that have swallowed the propaganda whole. Obamacare was written by the large Healthcate providers with the help of Key dems and repubs to push it through in order to simpley charge more for less, form an all-powerful Cartel which has the aim of putting all middle and small healthcare providers out of business wildly increasing profits ..all while promising the moon for free,,,just wait till you see the mess ..notice the large healthcare stocks go through the roof? this is no different than the consoldation of the media into a few giants, the domination of the energy industry by the reletive few, large banks and financial institutions buying up smaller banks after the planned financial crisisof 2008etc..etc
    monopoly—for the few—not you
    Keepbuying into th fake left VS, right thing as the uber wealthy run out he back door with the money and our future.

  21. 21
    what Says:

    I live in West-Europe where healthcare is obligatory. I cant believe that such a powerful country like U.S.A doesnt already have it. You guys can build rockets to land on the moon, but healthcare should still be a thing only for privileged or what?

  22. 22
    cheddar Says:

    I wonder what it’s like to force a shut down at your place of work and still get paid (fully not unemployment) for your time off…
    I’m still not sure about Obama care. What I do know for sure is my insurance premium/deductible is outrageous and they they pay very little on my bills. I’m basically paying for insurance that I can’t use. I think the only ones who will benefit from Obama care are those with pre-existing health problems that prevent medical coverage and those with low annual incomes.

  23. 23
    bleh Says:



  24. 24
    Nancy Says:

    I live in Europe too and thank god we don’t have a healthcare system like the US. Also, I had to laugh at the ‘world’s greatest superpower” tweet by whoever. Umm being in debt by trillions does not make you a superpower.. I am glad we don’t have people like Obama or Bush running my country. They are idiots.

  25. 25
    lol Says:

    Go suck obama balls now, hollywood.

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