By Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times
Miley Cyrus, Chelsea Handler and Amy Schumer now have a different message after vowing to leave the country if Republican Donald Trump won the presidency: Never mind.
The comedian Handler, who said in May that she had bought a house “in another country just in case,” reversed course Thursday, explaining that she plans to stick around for the good of the nation.
“Yesterday my staff reminded me that voices and platforms like mine are needed more than ever; leaving the country is quitting #keepfightin,” said Ms. Handler on Twitter.
In an interview six months ago on “Live with Kelly and Michael,” however, Ms. Handler said, “So all these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t—I really will leave that country.”
Meanwhile, the comedian Schumer dismissed Tuesday her pre-election comment on BBC about moving to Europe, saying it was made “in jest,” and blasted those calling for her to take a hike.
“Anyone saying pack your bags is just as disgusting as anyone who voted for this racist homophobic openly disrespectful woman abuser,” said Ms. Schumer in a post on Instagram.
Ms. Cyrus, who said on Instagram in March that “I am moving if he is president” and “I don’t say things I don’t mean,” posted messages on social media indicating that she would accept Mr. Trump as president.
“If we want Donald Trump to accept us … we must be accepting towards his presidency & his promise to ‘unify’ our country and ‘make America great,’” said the pop singer, a judge on NBC-TV’s “The Voice,” in an Instagram post Wednesday.
“Happy hippies, we adjust and we accept everyone who they are and so Donald Trump, I accept you and deserve to say that I even accept you as the president of the United States and that’s fine. That’s fine because I think now I want to be a hopeful hippie,” said Ms. Cyrus in a tearful video Tuesday on Twitter and Facebook.
Other stars who had talked about bolting in the event of a Trump win include Cher, Bryan Cranston, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg and Samuel L. Jackson in a list compiled by the Hill.
Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos announced Wednesday that he had asked his travel agent to arrange for a first-class ticket to Canada for Ms. Dunham, who had said in April that, “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver.”
So far Ms. Dunham has made no public comment about her post-election plans.