Katy Perry is one of many social media users blacking out the 2016 election.
Following Donald Trump’s upset victory on Tuesday night, the music superstar joined a digital movement for those opposed to the divisive results.
Turning both her Twitter profile picture and cover photo to a pure black image, Katy aligned herself with the #TwitterBlackout others have adopted as a statement of solidarity and activism.
“Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us,” Katy tweeted early Wednesday morning, later urging her 94 million followers – the most of anyone on the platform – to “Fight for what is RIGHT.”
The “Roar” singer had been one of Hillary Clinton’s most outspoken celebrity champions. In addition to performing at the Democratic National Convention and other rallies, Katy even donned elaborate prosthetics and a red pantsuit to channel the former Secretary of State for Halloween.
While Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and other stars shared Katy’s emotional dismay over Clinton’s loss, others urged their fellow Americans to band together across the aisle.
Clinton herself congratulated the President-elect in her concession speech on Wednesday, and urged her supporters to have “an open mind” about his upcoming administration despite the “painful” defeat.
— Erin Biglow