Celebrities React To 2021 Inauguration

Celebrities share their thoughts on the 2021 Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Devi Harris.

Today marks a historic day for our nation as Joe Biden and Kamala Devi Harris were sworn into office as the 46th President and 49th Vice President of the United States of America. Millions around the world watched the ceremony this afternoon, including some of our favorite celebrities. Here’s how the stars reacted to the inauguration.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have been extremely vocal about their support of President Joe Biden, and even took to the streets of LA to celebrate his win on November 7, 2020.

Today was no different and this morning, Chrissy did not feel like mincing their words as she wrote to Instagram, “today our great national fuckup is over, but the shame will last forever. with 2 impeachments, the creation of 3 million LESS jobs, 403,000 dead, a record low approval rating and god knows how many crimes, we can officially say Donald J Trump is the greatest at being the fucking worst. Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to have the guy with barely enough well done steak with ketchup fueled brainpower to power a lightbulb who doesn’t even know how to close an umbrella run the country. History will not be kind to you, you absolute psychopath. But I never was anyhow.”

On Twitter, Chrissy jokingly asked the president, “hello @joebiden I have been blocked by the president for four years can I get a follow plz.”

John Legend also took to Instagram writing, “Thank you, President Biden and Vice-President Harris, for honoring the over 400,000 lives we’ve lost in the past year from this awful virus. This number includes some of my family and probably some of yours. Among the many changes I look forward to, I’m very much looking forward to having a decent human being leading this nation, one who knows of grief, empathy, resilience and love for others. May God bless America.”

John Legend is also set to perform on the “Celebrating America” Primetime Special.

The Hadids

The Hadids are also extremely vocal about their political beliefs, and have shown their support for the newly sworn-in president on many occasions. Today, Gigi shared several celebratory posts on her Instagram story featuring the 46th President and 49th Vice President.

The supermodel’s sister Alana Hadid also showed her support and shared many images of the inauguration on her Instagram stories.

The Kardashian-Jenners

While the Kardashian-Jenner clan don’t often share political posts, several family members took to Instagram to celebrate the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris. Momager Kris Jenner posted several photos of the ceremony with the caption, “Congratulations @joebiden @kamalaharris!! What an emotional, historical, incredible and hopeful day this is in history!! Thank you for bringing so much hope and promise to our nation. ‘Together, we shall write an American story of hope, not fear. Of unity, not division. Of light, not darkness. A story of decency and dignity, love and healing, greatness and goodness.’ -President @JoeBiden #Inauguration2021.” Khloe, Kylie, and Kendall also showed their support by sharing their mother’s post on their stories, while Kim posted an image of Biden and Harris fist-bumping on hers.

Eldest sister Kourtney posted an image of herself to Instagram to celebrate the inauguration of the first woman Vice President in United States history. She wrote, “Today we celebrate our first female Vice President and the 144 Women elected to Congress (on both sides of the aisle) a 50% increase from a decade ago. Today is not about politics or political parties, it is about female empowerment, breaking that glass ceiling, and women powerfully supporting one another. We wear white In Solidarity with these incredible changemakers, many are the first, but together we will make sure they are not the last. Kids will never know a world where a woman wasn’t Vice President.”

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington, another celebrity activist, wrote to Instagram, “The first, but not the last. A historic Inauguration day is upon us. Let’s celebrate the women, like Vice President Kamala Harris (will never get sick of saying that!!!!!! ), who by their example and by their service, open the door wider for women everywhere. AND today is #NationalRunForOfficeDay. Just a reminder: YOU can create meaningful change in your world and your community. We need your voice where decisions are made. YOU can be #TheFirstButNotTheLast”


Oprah Winfrey was not shy to share her excitement this morning, sharing three posts on Instagram and Twitter dedicated to Biden, Harris, and 23-year-old poet Amanda Gorman, who performed at this morning’s ceremony. Winfrey wrote of Gorman, “I have never been prouder to see another young woman rise! Brava Brava, @amandascgorman! Maya Angelou is cheering—and so am I.”

Madeleine Albright

The first female Secretary of State Madeleine Albright also gave her congratulations to the new administration, writing on Twitter “Today @POTUS @JoeBiden and @VP @KamalaHarris celebrated the resilience of American democracy and challenged us all to embrace unity as the best path forward. There is much hard work ahead, but these are the leaders our nation deserves and our future demands. #Inauguration2021”

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga was the first celebrity to perform at today’s festivities, singing the National Anthem. She tweeted, “Singing our National Anthem for the American People is my honor. I will sing during a ceremony, a transition, a moment of change—between POTUS 45 and 46. For me, this has great meaning.”

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez also performed at the 2021 Inauguration, singing “This Land Is Your Land” and “America the Beautiful.” During her performance, Lopez slipped in some lyrics from her 1999 hit “Let’s Get Loud” and delivered a message in Spanish that translates to, “One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

After her performance, Lopez wrote on Instagram, “ ‘Una nación, bajo Dios, indivisible, con libertad y justicia para todos. Let’s get loud!’ #Inauguration2021 ”

Both Gaga and Lopez’s powerful performances moved many, including drag queen Bianca Del Rio who praised the singers on Twitter, writing “are running the country now? I’m confused….”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Comedian and former SNL cast member Julia Louis-Dreyfus also posted on Instagram writing, “Jan 20, 2021. Congratulations Madam Vice-President . Our hearts soar! @kamalaharris @vp.”

Stephen and Ayesha Curry

The Curry’s took to social media today to share their support of the 46th President and 49th Vice President. On Twitter, Stephen shared an image of Kamala Harris being sworn into office with the caption, “Talk about a moment for my kids to see! How y’all doing this morning???? #MadamVicePresidentKamalaHarris #wediditJoe,” and shared another tweet praising Amanda Gorman for her performance at the inauguration.

Curry also sent fellow Oakland-native Vice President Harris a welcoming gift – a custom Warriors jersey with the number 49 on the back because she is the 49th Vice President.

Ayesha Curry also shared several photos of the ceremony on her Instagram stories and dedicated an entire post to Kamala Harris writing, “THIS… all of this. UNITY, HOPE, LOVE, RESPECT. HISTORY (HERSTORY) … feeling a glimmer of hope again. It’s a new day. Also, when a Jamaican woman takes an oath … woiiiiiiiii . ”

Mindy Kaling

As a first-generation Indian-American, the inauguration of Kamala Harris hit especially close to home for Mindy Kaling. She wrote on her Instagram “I was at work, but she said. ‘Is that mommy? It looks like mommy.’ Best compliment I ever got! It matters. Happy Inauguration everyone,” along with a picture of her 3-year-old daughter Katherine watching the swearing in of the Vice President.

Mike Johnson

Bachelor star Mike Johnson also chimed in, simply but excitedly writing “Yo! There’s a woman VP!! ” on Twitter.

James Taylor

Singer-songwriter James Taylor showed his support for Joe Biden by posting a photo of himself with the President along with the caption, “ Congratulations, Mr. President! Godspeed…. @BeatriceMoritz.”

Taylor was one of many stars who performed at the Biden-Harris team’s pre-inauguration fundraising live-streamed concert “We the People” on January 17th. Other performers included Fall Out Boy, Carole King, and Will.i.Am.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson celebrated on Twitter writing, “It’s been a long four years. Very Long. Finally, hope is on the way. So happy we made it to today. @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris @JustinMikita” alongside two images of him and his husband Justin Mikita with the President and Vice President.

The festivities are not over, though. Be sure to watch more of Hollywood’s biggest stars perform tonight during the “Celebrating America” Primetime Special hosted by Tom Hanks at 8:30 EST/ 10:30 PT!

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Pooja Nayyar

Pooja Nayyar is a student of Political Science at NYU and an Intern at AfterBuzz TV. She is passionate about entertainment news, photography, and all things pop culture.