Celebs Bombard Twitter With Wendy Davis Reax
By JACKIE WILLIS
June 26, 2013
State senator Wendy Davis caused quite the uproar in Hollywood and throughout America when she spoke for nearly 13 straight hours on Tuesday, June 25, without sitting down (she came prepared with pink sneakers) or having a bathroom break to attempt to shut down a bill that would reduce access to abortion in Texas. Everyone from comedian Ricky Gervais to The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks to President Barack Obama's Twitter all spoke out about the historic event, and the hashtag #StandWithWendy was popping up all over the web.
The filibuster was stopped two hours shy of midnight when it was ruled that Davis, 50, went off topic several times. The bill did not pass.
Here's some of the reactions that bombarded Twitter:
Ricky Gervais: "Whatever the outcome, @WendyDavisTexas efforts entered her into the pantheon of American heroes tonight. #standwithwendy."
So deeply moved. What an amazing and satisfying display of humanity in the face of oppression. #standwithwendy— Mark Ruffalo (@Mruff221) June 26, 2013
Piers Morgan: "Another reason to love Texas... #wendydavis."
Emily VanCamp: "Yes. Thank you Wendy."
Chad Lowe: "Women of Texas, now would be a good time to move. Men of Texas, now would be a good time to cede from the the union. #StandWithWendy. Unfollow @AP for being complicit in the fraud perpetrated by the Texas GOP tonight. #StandWithWendy."
Evan Rachel Wood: "WTF is going on in texas right now?!"
Avan Jogia: "Just reading up on what's going down in Texas. Society not going back in time. #standwithwendy proves one person can make a difference."
I've been away from the news all day and am just catching up on this Wendy Davis story. I am in awe of this woman. I #StandWithWendy!— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) June 26, 2013
At 12:01 AM, CT, I predict Wendy Davis will give us the best mic drop the World has ever seen. #StandWithWendy— Dr. Jill Biden (@JillBidenVeep) June 26, 2013
The live stream of Davis' filibuster garnered 182,000 in online streams alone. That's not even counting what was aired on networks.