Hollywood responded quickly to President Barack Obama’s farewell address tonight – in fact some big-name fans didn’t even wait for the speech to start before saying their goodbyes. Shonda Rhimes tweeted a selfie from Chicago with the note, “Here to show our love for our POTUS,” Russell Simmons simply quoted Martin Luther King Jr. about the arc of moral justice and Ellen DeGeneres suggested Twitter couldn’t contain her full emotions. Here’s a sampling of the so-long tweets.
So much to quote from President 's farewell speech that I am in awe of his class & intelligence. But I like "from Selma to Stonewall."
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) January 11, 2017
Watching Obama's final address, and realizing how very, very far we are about to descend. Farewell, O Captain my Captain! Heavens save us.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 11, 2017