You are here

MTV News

Showbiz World Reacts To Barack Obama Win 

He scored enough votes to secure a second term as US President...

Celebrities around the globe have congratulated Barack Obama after he was re-elected US president over Republican rival, Mitt Romney.

The likes of Katy Perry, Jay-Z and Beyoncé have all shown their support to Obama throughout the election, with the Democrat scoring enough votes last night (6th November) to achieve a second term as President of the United States.

Pic: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/Rex Features

After the result was announced, Obama took to Twitter to write: "We're all in this together. That's how we campaigned, and that's who we are. Thank you. -bo."

He then posted a snap of himself and wife Michelle Obama embracing, along with the caption: "Four more years."

The showbiz world was also quick to congratulate Obama, with long-time supporter Beyoncé - who also posted a snap of her completing her election card - writing: "4 more years", accompanying her comment with a snap of Barack kissing Michelle on the cheek.

Queen B also uploaded a picture of poking fun at Romney, which read: "Take that Mitches."


Pic: iam.beyonce.com

Katy Perry - who recently performed for Obama wearing a latex ballot dress - tweeted: "The people have the power! Proud to stand by you for 4 more years."

Rihanna exclaimed: "Put one in da air for the Prez!!!! Our dear Obama!"

Mariah Carey wrote: "Incredible speech!!!!!! Watching in a room full of diverse people - all truly moved. Thank you America for President Obama - 4 more yrs."

Lady GaGa stated: "I just got off stage in Columbia!! Congratulations Mr President @BarackObama We are so proud to be American tonight! YES!!! YES! YES!! We just couldn't be happier my goodness, the joy when freedom prevails."


Pic: Twitter @ladygaga

Kelly Osbourne claimed: "Thank God #Obama2012 has victoriously won I feel safer now there hopefully wont be a world war III & gays can finally get married! #victory."

Justin Bieber added: "A lot of emotions right now. congrats President Obama... I'm Canadian. I'm good. #FreeHealthcare :)"

Actress Eva Longoria said: "Amazing speech by @BarackObama re-elected for his 2nd term! America is and can be united for the greater good of all Americans!"

The UK's very own Ricky Gervais tweeted: "Well Done America. We knew you'd get it right. #ObamaWins"

Whoopi Goldberg commented: "I'm so happy, now that it appears Prez.Obama has won will all you racists & nasty vitriolic angry folks go away & take your crap [with] you. We as Americans have work to do & we dont have time 4 bulls**t & we don't have time 4 ur bulls**t.Prez.Obama won & crying foul ain't gonna fly."

Ricky Martin posted: "Mitt, remember that 47%? #4moreyears #Obama2012"

However, not everyone was pleased with result, with business tycoon Donald Trump taking to Twitter to rant: "Well, back to the drawing board! He lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country... This election is a total sham and a travesty.

"We are not a democracy! Our country is now in serious and unprecedented trouble...like never before. Our nation is a once great nation divided! The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy."