Tuesday marked Independence Day in America, giving most of the country an excuse to skip work and celebrate with friends and family. And since stars are just like us, Hollywood also took part in the 4th of July festivities with enough red, white, and blue to crash all of Twitter.
While most celebrities took to social media to simply give thanks on the historic holiday, a few others used the opportunity to promote their political views. But regardless of what they had to say, they had no choice but to say it in 140 characters or less.
Mark Ruffalo kicked things off with a photo of his own personal hero/”Avengers” co-star Chris Evans … er … Captain America.
Happy Birthday America! #4thOfJuly pic.twitter.com/8wDxAhiqUT
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) July 4, 2017
Ellen DeGeneres, Ricky Gervais, and Hank Azaria made sure to keep the holiday light by tweeting pictures of particularly patriotic animals and babies.
I couldn’t find anything more patriotic. #July4th pic.twitter.com/ASa2rY2d9H
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 4, 2017
Everyone knows the 4th is really about hot dogs. pic.twitter.com/q2YdWMm5CM
— Hank Azaria (@HankAzaria) July 4, 2017
Happy 4th of July! pic.twitter.com/TuYkXiAmSc
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 4, 2017
Of course, not everyone in Hollywood is in a celebratory mood at the moment due to our divided political climate. Bette Midler, Bill Maher, and Conan O’Brien used their biting wit to send a strong message.
Not much feeling like 4th of July this year. Maybe I’ll wait until Trump goes to prison to celebrate “InThePenDance Day.”
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) July 3, 2017
This is a tough 4th. Can I say for sure the country I love will survive the leader I hate? I cannot. OK, enuf gloom, go blow your hand off!
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 4, 2017
Today, we Americans celebrate our independence from Britain while planning our escape to Canada.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) July 4, 2017
But for the most part, famous Twitter users seemed to be in good spirits this Independence Day. Just look at what Ashton Kutcher, Barbra Streisand, Kumail Nanjiani shared:
They are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) July 4, 2017
Happy 4th! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/fsaBfZGuVC
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) July 4, 2017
Plus, “Saturday Night Live” even posted a playlist of their most patriotic skits and sketches to ensure 4th of July fun.
Happy Fourth from #SNL! 🇺🇸
Celebrate with our holiday playlist: https://t.co/J5I2GyNL8F pic.twitter.com/MfEyBg7Yt5
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) July 4, 2017