Many well-known faces of Hollywood – including Emma Stone, Matthew McConaughey, Natalie Portman, Taraji P. Henson, Amy Adams and Chris Pine – gathered to create a powerful video.
These popular stars appear in the video, which was produced by W magazine and features them singing the 1979 Gloria Gaynor hit, “I Will Survive.”
W magazine wrote:
‘While the song has long been interpreted through a socially conscious lens, it’s the kind of anthem we need now more than ever with the inauguration bearing down on us. With an impending Donald Trump presidency, I will survive.’
W magazine hit the nail on the head. Now, more than any other time, is the time for the people of the U.S. to unite and take a stand for what they believe in.
Trump isn’t mentioned by name in the video that was released Wednesday, but it doesn’t take a genius to realize they were referring to the upcoming event.
The sensational presentation of this hit song was the perfect outcry for a still-grieving Hollywood. Over the last year many members of Hollywood were open and fervent supporters of Hillary Clinton. A few of them found themselves at the end of Trump’s destructive tweets.
‘When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.’
‘I mean, nobody in the entertainment business except for maybe a handful of people ever speak out about what’s going on. Nobody takes a political stance or expresses an opinion.’
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