Celebrities React to the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

As the world mourns Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrities react

Kelly Levine

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: September 21st, 2020 10:10 pm pst

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The world has been collectively mourning since the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The 87 year old Supreme Court Justice died last Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. Ginsburg spent her career not only fighting for the rights of her fellow women, but also LGBTQ+ equality. She was instrumental in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down state bans on same-sex marriage and extended full marriage equality throughout the country. She also was the spearhead for many gender equality laws. Her loss has left an impact on the heart of America. 

Sharing in our grief, celebrities took to social media to express their gratitude. Reese Witherspoon, Jonathan Van Ness, and Dolly Parton each posted powerful photos of Ginsburg. 

Also on Instagram, Jennifer Lopez reflected on her experience meeting Ginsburg with her fiance Alex Rodridguz. During their meeting, Ruth told Lopez to “Be the best you.” 

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I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a true champion of gender equality and was a strong woman for me and all the little girls of the world to look up to. Throughout my life, I’ve been fortunate to meet so many amazing people … but there’s those select few where there’s an instinct inside you that tells you to pay close attention. And I did. When I met her I was hanging on to her every word… I will always remember what she said to us the day we met her: “Be the best you.” It was simple yet profound. Thank you RBG for fighting all these years. We will honor you by continuing to fight for equality, empathy and justice for all. 💔 #RIPRBG ✨❤️✨ 📷: Fred Schilling

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On Twitter, Mindy Kailing, Chris Evans, Barbara Streisand, Danny Devito, and Viola Davis expressed their admiration for the Supreme Court justice. 

Esteemed director Ava Duverny shared a moving video of Ruth speaking about her life. 

One of the most harrowing statements came from Felicity Jones, who played Ginsburg in the 2018 biographical drama ‘On the Basis of Sex.’ In Maire Claire, Jones said: 

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave us hope, a public figure who stood for integrity and justice — a responsibility she did not wear lightly. She will be missed not only as a beacon of light in these difficult times but for her razor-sharp wit and extraordinary humanity. She taught us all so much. I will miss her deeply.”  

As we reel from grief we cannot forget what Ruth fought for her whole life. Kerry Washington said it best in her tweet:


About The Author:

Kelly Levine is a screenwriting student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and an intern at AfterBuzz TV. She hopes to one day pursue a career in television writing and production. Kelly loves television, movies, and all things nerdy in pop culture!

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