The iconic advocate for women's rights, gender equality, and human rights in general passed away today. Celebs reacting as they hear the news below (under the cut)
— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday of “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” the Supreme Court announced.
— The development will give
President Trump 45 the opportunity to name her successor, and Senate Republicans have promised to try to fill the vacancy even in the waning days of his first term.
— The replacement of Justice Ginsburg, the leader of the court’s four-member liberal wing, could transform the court into a profoundly conservative institution, one in which Republican appointees would outnumber Democratic ones six to three.
*Being updated as I come across tweets from celebrities that are more than just a hashtag*
This is a painfully tragic loss for our nation. Justice Ginsburg’s profound impact on the country’s justice system is unparalleled as a leader who shined light and hope when we needed it most. It is now our turn to carry her fight. Rest In Power, RBG. pic.twitter.com/MpqjTi1p1l— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) September 19, 2020
MY💔IS BROKEN.RUTH BADER GINSBURG,2ND FEMALE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE HAS DIED.SHE WAS 1 OF GREATEST WOMEN IN🇺🇸HISTORY.SHE WAS THE ONLY THING BETWEEN US & THE DEATH OF JUSTICE & FREEDOM 4 POOR, WOMEN,VOTING,RACIAL EQUALITY,HEALTHCARE, EVERYTHING I’VE BELIEVED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE😭OH🙏🏻— Cher (@cher) September 19, 2020
WE MUST FIGHT‼️I HAVE— Cher (@cher) September 19, 2020
ASTHMA,& AM 74,BUT AM THINKING OF MARCHING ON WASHINGTON.I HOPE EVERY VOTER UNDERSTANDS THE SEVERITY OF HER DEATH..HER DEATH MAY BE MOST IMPORTANT DEATH OF MY LIFETIME.THE DEATH OF 🇺🇸FUTURE. DONALD TRUMP IS CANCEROUS TUMOR WHICH
MUST BE EXCISED AT ALL COSTS
My friends, the great "Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the US Supreme Court and its most determined advocate for gender equality, has died at the age of 87. She had endured multiple bouts of cancer before succumbing to the disease." There are no words.— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) September 19, 2020
Thank you for your leadership and service to us all. We are in your debt and we will continue to fight with all our power.— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) September 18, 2020
Rest in your great power. pic.twitter.com/BwvkF0xRMZ
Truly believed she was eternal- we needed her to be eternal. What she means to our past was only rival led by what she still meant for our futures. There are no proper words to thank #RuthBaderGinsburg. pic.twitter.com/Cg8pS0z4CM— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 19, 2020
No matter where we go from here, this is a remarkably selfless statement to make on your deathbed:— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 19, 2020
"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new President is installed.”
RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The notorious RBG Rest In Peace. Thank you for making the world a better place. 😢 https://t.co/xovePwroft— Kelly! (@KellyOsbourne) September 19, 2020
Thank you, RBG for devoting your life, love and legacy to the rule of law. What a trailblazer in every way. What an immeasurable loss in every way. We will honor you by voting to protect all that you stood for. #rbg #heartbroken— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) September 19, 2020
No 2020!!! No! No! Not now! Not this WOMAN!!! Please work your supreme magic, brilliant mind, and courage from Heaven!! Help us down here! Thank you for your service Queen!! Rest in glorious peace 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/CxRwTYiGZU— Viola Davis (@violadavis) September 19, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the kind of scholar and patriot you get excited about explaining to your kids. The kind of person who you say “who knows, one day you could be HER”. I hope you rest well, RBG, you must have been tired from changing the world.— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) September 19, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/ta9RvhD2IT— jlo (@JLo) September 19, 2020
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 ✨❤️✨— jlo (@JLo) September 19, 2020
We just bowed in prayer at our house for her Full and filled life and legacy, resting in peace and power. https://t.co/JMpIVvpPYM— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 19, 2020
My deepest condolences to Justice Ginsberg’s loved ones. The nation mourns this loss quite deeply. #YouWereTheFairestOfThemAll— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) September 19, 2020
Thank you for a lifetime of service. Thank you for changing history. We will never let it be undone. RIP RBG. https://t.co/hmAw1Lvq9a— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) September 18, 2020
We owe her.#RIPRBG— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 18, 2020
One of one.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 18, 2020
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.”— Brie Larson (@brielarson) September 19, 2020
Thank you, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We’ll keep pushing our way into all the places we’ve yet to be invited.
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