Numerous celebrities vowed they’ve be crossing the border and moving to Canada if Donald Trump were to win the election, but now that he’s actually the president-elect will they make good on their promises?
One celeb who is backing down on her threat to move to Vancouver in the event of a President Trump is Lena Dunham, and the “Girls” star explains why in an Instagram post.
“Today I received a letter (yes, on paper) that read ‘don’t let the door hit you on the ass when you cross the border into Canada.’ This is actually one of the more polite notes I’ve gotten recently, and I’ll survive it just fine,” she writes. “And you know what else I’ve realized I can survive, as a Jewish pro-choice sexual assault survivor with a queer family member and a belief that we are all exactly & beautifully equal?”
She concludes on a hopeful note. “I can survive staying in this country, MY country, to fight and live and use my embarrassment of blessings to do what’s right,” she adds. “It’s easy to joke about moving to Canada. It’s harder to see, and to love, the people who fill your mailbox with hate. It’s harder to see what needs to be done and do it. It’s harder to live, fully and painfully aware of the injustice surrounding us, to cherish and fear your country all at once. But I’m willing to try. Will you try with me?”
Dunham was among such celebs as Bryan Cranston, Raven-Symone and Chelsea Handler who claimed they’d forsake the U.S. of A. and seek refuge in the land of maple syrup and Timbits should Trump win — and they’re all still welcome to join us!