Celebrities were among the hundreds of thousands of people who marched in cities across the country Saturday in protest of Donald Trump and the threat he poses to women’s rights. Naturally, the largest number of boldface names attended the Women’s March on Washington, the event that spawned what has become a global movement. After celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and America Ferrera addressed the sprawling masses, it was Madonna who left the biggest impression, after dropping the F-bomb three times during her impassioned speech.
“Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know this won’t change anything,” she said. “We cannot fall into despair. As the poet W.H. Auden wrote on the eve of World War II: ‘We must love one another or die. I choose love’.” You can watch her full speech above.
Ashley Judd gave one of the more memorable speeches of the day, when she recited a poem called “Nasty Women,” written by 19 year-old Nina Donovan.
“And our p—ies ain’t for grabbing. There for reminding you that our walls are stronger than America’s ever will be,” Judd read. “Our p—ies are for our pleasure. They are for birthing new generations of filthy, vulgar, nasty, proud, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, you name it, for new generations of nasty women. So if you a nasty woman, or you love one who is, let me hear you say, hell yeah.”
Other celebrities hit the streets, and flooded social media with images and messages of strength and unity.
“Couldn't be more proud....I am here, we are here!!!” Zendaya tweeted. “Proud to support women's rights with the whole fam,” added Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was marching in London.
Katy Perry, who was one of the first celebrities to endorse the march in Washington, posted a heartfelt message on Instagram in which she explained what the march means to her.
“Marching with so many sisters today but my heart is most proud to march with my blood sister, Angela, who has always been my guardian angel,” Perry wrote. “We should all be guardians for each other. I march today because I am not afraid anymore and I hope I can be an example of fearlessness and resilience. I will not let anyone suppress me, silence me or clip my wings.”
Over in Park City, Utah, where the Sundance Film Festival is officially underway, Chelsea Handler led a star-studded march down Main Street, that included Kristen Stewart (who was wearing an "I'm With Meryl" sticker), Charlize Theron and John Legend.
“We’re all here for the same reason,” she told gathered crowd of industry folk. “To stand with hundreds of thousands of women to demonstrate respect for our freedom, human rights, safety and health. . .Otherwise known as ‘Things We Thought We Were Done Marching For, But Apparently We’re Not.’”
In New York City, Rihanna showed her support by reportedly flying from Paris to be with women marching today.
See more celebrities march for women’s rights below.