10 Celebrities Who Support John Lewis

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There are many famous people who Donald Trump has dissed. One of the most recent, happens to be civil rights activist and congressman, John Lewis. The whole feud started when Lewis did an interview with Chuck Todd for Meet the Press. There, he questioned the president-elect’s legitimacy.

It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” said Lewis. “I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected, and they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.” This led to Trump responding on Twitter, dissing the congressman only two days before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

This has pushed many people to take sides, especially since the feud isn’t over and Lewis is boycotting the inauguration along with many other members of Congress. Some people have criticized the congressman, but many more have defended him. His book, Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement sold out on Amazon after the heated interaction. Then there was the Twitter trend of #IStandWithJohnLewis.

Are you wondering what celebrities decided to stand with Lewis and why? Here are 10 celebrities who support John Lewis.

1. Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert host probably would have acted like he sided with Trump if he still had his satirical show. However, he was genuinely supportive of Lewis on Twitter by sharing a GIF of the congressman crowd-surfing on Colbert’s show. The image was from Lewis’ appearance on the show when he was promoting his graphic novel series, March.

2. Pink

The singer didn’t use her own words to support Lewis, but shared an article that describes him as “the singular conscience of Capitol Hill.”

3. Kathy Bates

The Oscar-winner gave some touching words about not only John Lewis, but Martin Luther King, Jr.

4. George Takei

The actor and activist did not hold back and slammed the president-elect for criticizing Lewis.

5. Cameron Esposito

The comedian and actress made sure to remind people that it’s important to remember those who fought for civil rights and how much further we still need to go.

6. Chloe Bennet

The Agents of SHIELD actress brought up Jeff Sessions being nominated for attorney general in her tweet.

7. Dan Savage

The activist and journalist made a subtweet for those who think they can school John Lewis on Martin Luther King, Jr.

8. Ava DuVernay

The Selma director knows a thing or two about John Lewis, and publicly supports him.

9. Mark Duplass

The League star is usually cracking jokes, but he was very serious when it came to showing his support for Lewis.

10. Andy Richter

The late night show announcer also had a lot to say about the Trump versus Lewis feud.

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