Celebrities react to the General Election results

Julia Hunt
Contributor
Singer Stormzy performs at Glastonbury in 2019 (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Stormzy suggested the future looks dark for minorities in the UK following the General Election results.

The grime star – who previously voiced his support for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – retweeted a comment from journalist Mehdi Hasan after the results of the exit poll predicted a Conservative victory.

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The post said: “Dark day for minorities in the UK. Especially for British Muslims who watched as a man who said ‘Islam was the problem,’ mocked veiled Muslim women, & also turned a blind eye to massive anti-Muslim hatred in his party, was just given a landslide majority by their fellow Britons.”

Before the election, Stormzy had urged his fans to use their votes, calling Corbyn “a man of hope” in a video on Instagram and describing Boris Johnson as a “f****** p****”.

The music star was one of a host of celebrities expressing their views.

Actor Hugh Grant tweeted simply: “There goes the neighbourhood.”

And Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams quipped: “Boris won by a landslide because all of his children voted for him.”

Singer Lily Allen urged her followers to vote Labour and, as the night progressed, she shared her thoughts by retweeting various posts.

One said: “Vote for your kids to die with no healthcare and less brown ppl but the joke is capitalism needs cheap foreign workers to exploit so will NEVER reduce immigration so jokes on u (sic)".

Paloma Faith vowed to focus on being kind after the results.

Paloma Faith Instagram

The singer said on Instagram: “Tomorrow I will be the kindest person I can be. That’s my reaction to all this.

"I will do as much as I can to help this country in what might be the worst state it’s been in economically and environmentally in years as we crash out the EU/end the NHS/ and see a rise in homelessness.

"I love Britain…. and I love people."

Trainspotting novelist Irvine Welsh could not resist a Game Of Thrones reference, tweeting: “Looks like the Starks voted Lannister.”

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James Corden suggested that Corbyn was a hurdle for the Labour party.

The talk show host tweeted: “I can’t shake the feeling that if Tom Watson had been leader of the Labour Party the outcome of this could’ve all been so different.

“Jeremy Corbyn has now lost two elections to opposition candidates who could’ve and should’ve been beaten.”

Comedian Matt Lucas joked that Corbyn might have a future on reality television.

“I guess that’s Corbyn on Strictly next year then,” he quipped.

Rachel Riley and Tracy-Ann Oberman, who have criticised Labour's handling of anti-Semitism, both took to social media after the results.

Countdown star Riley said “Love you Britain”, while former EastEnders actress Oberman tweeted: “For last 2 years @RachelRileyRR & I have faced abuse beyond imagining. Lies smears violence.

“We stood against it all because we truly believe Corbyn responsible for allowing the anti Jewish racism & misogyny to go unchecked.

“His online hate army thought no one cared. YOU DID x.”