Mark Ruffalo, Camila Cabello, Bette Midler and other celebs react to Joe Biden winning Wisconsin

, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Published 8:35 p.m. CT Nov. 4, 2020 | Updated 9:26 p.m. CT Nov. 4, 2020


With Joe Biden narrowly beating President Donald Trump in the election in Wisconsin, celebrities took to Twitter to celebrate, including some who call Wisconsin home.

Emmy-winning actor and activist and Kenosha native Mark Ruffalo thanked Black Lives Matter activists in the Democratic city “for showing America who we really are.”

Go K-town. Thank you Black Lives Activists of Kenosha for showing America who we really are in Kenosha when Donald Trump tried to paint us as lawless monsters. Don’t mess with K-town!

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 4, 2020

Grammy-nominated Milwaukee native Eric Benét, who headlined a drive-in concert in Milwaukee Sunday presented by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, offered thanks to his home state.

Thank you WISCONSIN!!!

— Eric Benét (@ebenet) November 4, 2020

Milwaukee native Jaida Essence Hall, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race this spring and a performer at that drive-in concert for Wisconsin Dems, also thanked the state, and tweeted a sigh of relief. 

Whew thank you Wisconsin ❤️

— Jaida Essence Hall (@jaidaehall) November 4, 2020

Another “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum, drag superstar Trixie Mattel (the Milwaukee-born creation of Silver Lake native Brian Firkus) implied that Wisconsin was “the savior state of the planet.”

Wisconsin, did you or did you not just become the savior state of the planet

— Trixie Mattel (@trixiemattel) November 4, 2020

Acting legend Bette Midler cheered on Twitter.

Hip hip hooray!!

— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) November 4, 2020

Pop star Camila Cabello cheered stats suggesting a strong turnout of Latinas in Wisconsin.

Yaaas! Latinas, our votes MATTER!

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) November 4, 2020

Satirist and Trump critic Randy Rainbow tipped his cheese hat to the Dairy State. 

Oh hey, Wisconsin. 😉

— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) November 4, 2020

Questlove of hip-hop crew and “Tonight Show” house band The Roots praised Wisconsin for coming through for Biden.


— Count All Votes (@questlove) November 4, 2020

Rapper and actor Ice-T tweeted a three-letter word. 

“Lovecraft Country” star Jurnee Smollet’s Wisconsin tweet came with 22 exclamation points (and an ecstatic Kermit GIF).

WISCONSIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Y’all did that!!!!!!!!

— jurnee smollett (@jurneesmollett) November 4, 2020

And R.E.M. offered a “nod to Wisconsin” — and shared live recordings of two songs from a 1982 show in Madison. 

A nod to Wisconsin from the mists of time…

“Catapult”/”Radio Free Europe,” Merlyn’s in Madison 1982

— R.E.M. HQ (@remhq) November 4, 2020

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