By Meghan Overdeep
Nov 09, 2016 @ 7:30 am
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In a political upset that continues to rock the world, billionaire real estate developer and television personality Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States late into Tuesday night.

After a divisive and seemingly never-ending race, people across the world watched with bated breath as Trump clinched the electoral college votes that earned him the keys to the White House. As the votes tumbled in and Hillary Clinton ultimately conceded in a phone call to Trump, celebrities and regular people alike took to social media with a myriad of feelings as the historic election finally came to a shocking close.

VIDEO: Celebrities Who Turned Out to Vote in 2016

Scroll down to see what everyone from John Legend and Katy Perry to Scott Baio had to say.


A New Fire Is Lit 🔥 We Never Give Up. 🔥We Never Give In' 🇺🇸

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Drew Barrymore:

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Katy Perry:

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Scott Baio:

Laverne Cox:

Jessica Chastain:

John Legend:

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Lady Gaga:

Lance Bass:

I totally understand why this country has voted the way it has. The people are not happy. I respect that. Let's all please come together and influence this new President in a positive way. The country is speaking. Let's respect that and try to work together. I will try to influence this new President as much as I can and support them as much as I can. I pray that they believe in equality. I pray that they make this country a place my future children with gay parents can feel safe and thrive. Let us all try to understand why this country is upset. Let's please come together and love one another. We might not agree with everything a candidate supports, but We The People can still make our voices heard and guide this new President in the right direction. We still live in the greatest country in the world. Don't forget that! We are great and we will continue to get better!! #StrongerTogether

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Lucy Lawless:

Love your community, planet and each other. We're all we have!!! #election2016

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Amber Tamblyn:

Emma Watson:

Connie Britton: