Hollywood celebrities gushed all over Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) during Wednesday’s vice presidential debate as the Democratic hopeful sparred with Vice President Mike Pence. The stars lined up to cheerlead for the Democratic presidential ticket, fawning over Harris alleged “intellect, temperament, and experience.”
Much of the Hollywood praise also focused on Harris’ gender as stars took a you-go-girl approach to convincing the public that Harris won the debate. “Mamala whooped dat ass,” Marvel Studios star David Bautista tweeted. “Bad ass!” filmmaker Paul Feig wrote.
Actress Debra Messing tweeted that Harris “has the intellect, temperament, and experience to lead.”
Kamala Harris has a 20-year record of public service as a prosecutor, District Attorney, Attorney General, and Senator. She has the intellect, temperament, and experience to lead. #Kamala4VP #Debates2020 #WeHaveHerBack
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) October 8, 2020
Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista tweeted “Mamala whooped dat ass!” Actress Ellen Barkin repeated the “Mamala,” or “Momala” term of endearment.
Mamala whooped dat ass! Im begging “Michael Pence”to use alllll that extra time to actually answer a question. Wait! Did I say Mamala?! I mean Kamala!! Kamala Harris! I know her name! Mamala wasn’t a Freudian slip or anything!😳…Oh C’mon!ὢYou’re all thinking it!
— Shadow Person Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) October 8, 2020
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) October 8, 2020
John Cusack echoed the “Mamala” sentiment in not so many words, praising Harris as the “adult” in the room.
Harris – was like having an adult back into a room of evil deranged teen boys
Imagine what she would be like with no trump Pense in the room –
— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 8, 2020
Actress Viola Davis gushed: “Behold the power, the unyielding power, compassion, empathy, vision and ownership of that who is WOMAN and who is BLACK.”
Behold the power, the unyielding power, compassion, empathy, vision and ownership of that who is WOMAN and who is BLACK.
"I am a WILD WOMAN. It would take a warrior to tame my spirit". -Anonymous
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) October 8, 2020
Filmmaker Paul Feig was impressed whenever Harris said “I’m speaking.” “She is BAD ASS,” Feig tweeted.
When Kamala says, “Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking,” all the hair goes up on the back of my neck. She is a BAD ASS. #VPDebate
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2020
Michael Moore called Harris’ performance “historic.”
Great job, Senator Harris! Historic! pic.twitter.com/iLUnUICLPh
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 8, 2020
Mark Ruffalo pushed the narrative that Harris won the debate, while making the dubious claim that she had only a “fraction” of the speaking time.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 8, 2020
Patricia Arquette tweeted the hashtag #KamalaWonTheDebate.
If you have a prexisting condition they are coming for you! #KamalaWonTheDebate
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) October 8, 2020
Star Trek star George Takei defended Harris’ refusal to answer whether she and Joe Biden will pack the Supreme Court.
Kamala was right not to answer a question about court packing by someone who is in the business of court packing.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 8, 2020
Comedian Chelsea Handler called Harris “the future” and Pence “the past.”
The future and the past. pic.twitter.com/mJLi9OkaTY
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 8, 2020
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee praised Harris for “doing a better job of moderating this debate than any debate moderator in history.”
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) October 8, 2020
Jeffrey Wright tweeted, “Kamala is read. Period.”
Kamala is ready. Period.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) October 8, 2020
Actor Jon Cryer tweeted, “Kamala is lighting him up.”
Okay, I was wrong.
Kamala is lighting him up.
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) October 8, 2020
Actress Meredith Salenger tweeted that she was “so proud” of Harris.
So proud!!! 💙🇺🇸💙
Hands held together raised in the air as amazing music and balloons rain down on them in celebration🎉 https://t.co/cylPV1WeB0
— Meredith Salenger (@MeredthSalenger) October 8, 2020
Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin joined Hollywood’s collective fawning over Kamala Harris.
— Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) October 8, 2020