“I think people are more frightened than they’ve ever been,” the 70-year-old singer said. “Everything that we gained, we’re just watching slip away. It’s important what the people are hearing. It’s not only one thing, it’s everything — the progress that we made is all going away.” Asked whether she thought the new president would hear the message of the march, she replied: “I don’t care what he’s hearing. He’ll hear it, but he won’t pay attention.” Actress Edie Falco, of “Nurse Jackie” fame, noted: “Everyone I know is here today.”
In New York, Helen Mirren, Cynthia Nixon and Whoopie Goldberg joined a crowd of protesters marching to Trump’s home at Trump Tower. In Park City, Utah, where the Sundance Film Festival was underway, TV host Chelsea Handler was joined by Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and many more. Among those taking to the streets to speak out against President Donald Trump’s policies were Jane Fonda, Miley Cyrus, Natalie Portman and star Kerry Washington.Washington joined Helen Reddy, Laverne Cox and Jamie Lee Curtis to sing “I Am Woman.”Madonna, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Alicia Keys, Emma Watson and Patricia Arquette were just a few of those at the march in Washington, where officials said the crowd could number more than half a million.
“But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair.” Instead, she called for a “revolution of love.” The pop icon Cher, speaking in an interview backstage, said she hoped people could now mobilize against Trump the way they mobilized against the Vietnam War. “Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” she said. In the capital, a sea of pink, pointy-eared hats stretched far and wide as Madonna took to the stage — and, to no one’s surprise, held little back.
Women of all walks of life joined the protest in downtown Los Angeles, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood. If you wondered where many of Hollywood’s A-list celebrities had gone during President Donald Trump’s inauguration, you didn’t have to wonder any longer on Saturday, when scores of them showed up at women’s marches in Washington and other cities to send the new president a pointed message that he was in for a fight — and that, as so many signs said, women’s rights are human rights.