Several celebrities including Katy Perry, Ava DuVernay, Kathy Griffin, Ike Barinholtz and many others have taken to Twitter to blast President Donald Trump after he wrote an ‘insensitive tweet’ in response to the California wildfires.
According to CBS Los Angeles, the horrific Woolsey Fire in Malibu County in California has prompted over 250,000 residents to evacuate and has burned over 150 homes. Many celebrities have evacuated, including Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Rainn Wilson, Orlando Bloom, and Alyssa Milano.”Doctor Strange” director Scott Derrickson‘s home burned to the ground including Caitlyn Jenner.
Instead of sympathizing with those who lost their homes in the tragedy, Trump decided to blame the state of California for “poor” management.
“There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor,” Trump wrote Saturday morning. “Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”
There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018
“American Idol” judge Katy Perry slammed Trump’s tweet and called his response “heartless.”
“There aren’t even politics involved,” she wrote. “Just good American families losing their homes as you tweet, evacuating into shelters.”
Ava DuVernay wrote, “This man is demented. Never stop saying it.” “The Oath” star Ike Barinholtz called Trump, who is currently in France to talk about WWI, a “piece of shit”, while Ellen DeGeneres’ EP Andy Lassner called the President a “sociopath” for his insensitive comments.
See their tweets below.
This is an absolutely heartless response. There aren’t even politics involved. Just good American families losing their homes as you tweet, evacuating into shelters. https://t.co/DJ4PN26bLZ
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 10, 2018
This man is demented. Never stop saying it. https://t.co/EmjA7gLoVA
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 10, 2018
This piece of shit flew to France to celebrate our victory in WW1, blew off the ceremony because it’s raining and instead is threatening California while we are literally on fire. Scum https://t.co/8vAUjfrqPG
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) November 10, 2018
This is what a sociopath says when citizens in his country are fighting for their lives. Some are already dead. pic.twitter.com/aFVLzl3J4y
— andy lassner (@andylassner) November 10, 2018
Stop re-enacting your father’s coldness toward you. You’re not Fred Trump and we aren’t 10 year old you. Stop it, you shitty shitty person. Feign humanity. https://t.co/upobfKZgLM
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 10, 2018
There is no reason for you to be president. You are an incompetent piece of shit criminal. https://t.co/mRl4x7bo7U
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 10, 2018
Honestly thought this one was from a parody account. The city is on fire and people and animals are dying. https://t.co/qjuaSheDJe
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 10, 2018
If only we had a LEADER capable of grasping what the events in California mean and guiding us to solve them! Mass shooting, the wildfires that have consumed 100,000 acres…the Pumpkin has flown away from his defeat at the polls to eat fois gras and throw wreaths at the dead.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 10, 2018
you suck at this … https://t.co/hLd1oIgFTd
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) November 10, 2018
I really try to ignore his tweets. But this goes over the line. We know he’s a cruel and heartless man – but he’s also the definition of a coward. Afraid of vulnerability, of sensitivity, of compassion, of sympathy and of course the truth. https://t.co/kkcnx8VboT
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 10, 2018
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 10, 2018
As fires burn, as families and lives are upended, the last thing we need is the president criticizing our state. Just get us the help we need. Do it now.
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) November 10, 2018