Comedian Amy Schumer previously promised to leave the country if Republican candidate Donald Trump was elected president. But she revealed on social media on Nov. 9 that she doesn't plan on packing her bags and flying away just yet.
During a BBC interview, Schumer was quoted as saying, "My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain or somewhere. It's beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It's too crazy."
After it was announced that Trump had won the 2016 presidential election, Schumer took to social media to declare she is not leaving the U.S., according to Fox News.
Schumer wrote a lengthy post on Instagram:
First of all the interview where I said I would move was in London and was said in jest. Not that anyone needs more than a headline to count something as official news. Anyone saying pack your bags is just as disgusting as anyone who voted for this racist homophobic openly disrespectful woman abuser. Like the rest of us I am grieving today. My heart is in a million pieces. My heart breaks for my niece and my friends who are pregnant bringing children into the world right now. Like everyone else I am horrified that people believed these bumper sticker slogans filled with hate he spewed. People who voted for him you are weak. You are not just misinformed. You didn't even attempt information. You say lock her up and you know something about the word email but what was in the emails? You have no clue. Well I'll tell you if you were able to read this far through the holes in your sheet. They said nothing incriminating. Nothing. She dedicated her entire life to public service and got our children Heath care and education without discrimination. he didn't pay his workers. Started a fake college. Ripped people off. Never paid his taxes and sexually assaulted women and on and on She would have taken care of us. I personally would have had to pay higher taxes. All the celebrities backing her would have. People asked how much I was paid to stand with her. Nothing. None of us were paid a dollar. We would have had to pay a lot more because we are fortunate enough to make a high income. But we all wanted to do it to take care of the people in need. She was fighting to take care of you kicking and screaming babies. Yelling about emails you know nothing about and not liking her clothes or her hair she wanted to protect you even you. Well you've gotten what you asked for and now you can watch the sky open up. Literally. I am furious. I cry for her and for all the smart people I love who know what's right and I cry for you people who fell for shiny hats and reality catch phrases. She would have protected you. Today we grieve tomorrow we begin again.
In a watershed election which shocked the nation, Trump beat Democratic opponent Hilary Clinton with 277 electoral votes to her 228.
Scores of other celebrities, including Bryan Cranston, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Stewart, Lena Dunham, Barbra Streisand and Chelsea Handler, said they would move out of the country if Trump won.
Although it is unclear if these stars will leave, Raven-Symone told “The View” she bought a one-way plane ticket to Canada.
"My confession for this election is... [should the Republican candidate win] I'm gonna move to Canada with my entire family. I already have my ticket."