Most Hollywood celebrities who had thrown their support behind Hillary Clinton have now, after Donald Trump’s win, receded silently into a state of disbelief and grief, but not Jennifer Lawrence.
Hillary wanted to shatter the glass ceiling. Donald Trump wanted to build a wall. Hers was a metaphor, his was not. And in the end people, chose the wall. But Jennifer Lawrence believes that there is still time for bringing the glass ceiling crumbling down.
The Hunger Games actress penned down an open letter to all women across the nation urging them not to be discouraged by the outcome of the US elections 2016 and to keep their heads held up high as they keep their vigilance on.
Referring back to the history of the United States, she pointed out that even though America’s founding fathers were immigrants themselves, the only group of people who can feel safe in that very country is white men.
This message comes in the wake of the election results that, being based on the electoral college, as opposed to popular votes, made Donald Trump the clear winner.
So despite Hillary managing to win the hearts of minority groups like women, African-Americans, Muslims, Latinas and the LGBTQ community, she wasn’t able to secure enough states for the win.
Jennifer Lawrence, in the letter, tries to address a vital question, that in America’s failure to elect the first female President has become really difficult to answer: What do you tell your kids?
What do you tell your little girl who was told for months that Donald Trump was a bad man you don’t ever go near and Hillary Clinton is someone you aspire to become when you grow up?
Stephen Colbert, in his opening monologue on The Late Show, post-election night, said that there is nothing else to do but to lie to your little one and say that becoming the president isn’t that big of a job. However, Jennifer Lawrence has a better answer.
“I don’t know what I would tell my daughter if I were you. Except to have hope. To work for the future,” she said, reports The Wrap.
Then appealing to all, she urged not to let the outcome dampen their spirits:
“Do not let this defeat you — let this enrage you! Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn’t have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman — don’t be afraid, be loud!” she said.
Dylan Thomas would be proud!