John Legend is encouraging his fans to spread love, not hate.
Following the results of the 2016 election, which declared Donald Trump
the 45th President of the United States, the "All of Me" singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a sweet family photo, accompanied with a powerful message.
In the pic, Legend flashed a smile as his wife, Chrissy Teigen, kissed him on the cheek. But all eyes were on their six-month-old daughter, Luna
, who was adorably sitting on her daddy's lap and holding a "#LoveMeNow" sign.
"It's been quite a time for the United States and the rest of the world as we all watched the election results come in early Wednesday morning," Legend, who was hoping Hillary Clinton
would win, captioned it. "Some of us wept for our country. Some of us celebrated. Some of us are already taking to the streets in protest."
"You all know how I wanted and expected the election to go," he continued. "I wanted us to choose unity and inclusion over building walls and singling out ethnic and religious groups for hate and suspicion. I wanted us to choose progress over yearning for some long-lost mythical era when America was supposedly greatest. I wanted us to destroy the highest glass ceiling instead of electing an admitted sexual assaulter. But we did not. These are the election results and all of us will have to learn to deal with it. I will not give up though. I will continue to be aware and vigilant. I will continue to speak out for justice."
Legend then told his followers that "in this time of conflict and uncertainty, it's clear that we all need more love." For the 37-year-old singer, he finds that in his family and music.
"Embracing my family has made today full of love and light despite the bad news," he exclaimed. "But it's also important that we show love and empathy to people who may not look like us or live like us. Those who are marginalized and rejected, feared and left behind."
Legend revealed he is releasing a new music video for "Love Me Now" on Friday, which will feature "a diverse group of people from all over the world."
"From Standing Rock to Iraq, from Orlando to the DR. Love is universal," he added. "We all need it. We all can give it. And it will ultimately win over hate. I have to believe that."
"If you want to join in our celebration of love," he concluded his post, "use the hashtag #lovemenow and send us a picture of you and someone you care about."
Legend has been extremely vocal during the presidential election. Hours before Trump won over Clinton, he tweeted, "Donald Trump is unfit for the office of president. Fortunately, there's an exceptionally qualified candidate @HillaryClinton."
It was followed up with a tweet that read, "I feel like America just sent in our tuition check for Trump University."
"Never before have so many Americans been asked to accept a President who specifically targeted them with hate and suspicion," he added.
Legend, of course, wasn't the only celebrity who expressed their thoughts via social media. Hear more reactions to Trump's victory in the video below.