Canada Immigration Site Crashes Amid Trump Election, Celebs Consider Moves
In light of a presumptive Donald Trump win in the 2016 United States Presidential election, it is very clear many Americans — celebrities included — are planning to make good on their word to move to Canada.
In the months leading up to last night’s (November 8) contest, those who pled allegiance to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party swore that if the GOP’s Trump took office, they’d head north in protest — celebrities like Lena Dunham and Cher stood among them. And last night, as Trump’s victory came into focus, interest in immigration northward became so real, Canada’s immigration and citizenship site crashed, according to Fortune.
And Hollywood might have played at least some small role in the server overload. Celebs like Canada native Nina Dobrev and Real Housewives star Brandi Glanville continued to entertain the idea of a relocation, while others like Lin-Manuel Miranda cautioned against acting in fear.
See celebs reacting to the potential large-scale Canada-move below:
California, I'm sure if we wanted to join Canada we could. I'll put in a good word.
— Thomas Middleditch (@Middleditch) November 9, 2016
Mom… I know you made my childhood bedroom into your office but can I have it back? I'm coming home. #Canada
— Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) November 9, 2016
I'm moving to Canada
— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) November 9, 2016
Canada has just started building a wall.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) November 9, 2016
I'm not great at Hockey but I'm friendly as hell and LOVE Celine Dion.
Can I come chill?
— Josh Peck (@ItsJoshPeck) November 9, 2016
Stop it w: the moving to Canada shit. Double down on the country we love. If Trump becomes president, we have to get MORE involved not less
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) November 9, 2016
A friend just called to say that Canada's immigration website just crashed. Y'all. That is no good.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 9, 2016
Fuck this "I'm moving to Canada" bullshit.
I'm going to stay here and fight.
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) November 9, 2016
I love this country, and there's more work to do than ever.
(No offense Canada) https://t.co/u9aHY1Zho4
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 9, 2016
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