Even before Tuesday, Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about immigrants and women left a bad taste in the mouths of celebrity chefs and big names in the food today.
On Wednesday, as news of Trump’s electoral victory was confirmed, many chefs took to social media to express their shock, anger and hope for the future.
Some expressed a desire to flee the country:
North Korea never looked so good
— Dave Chang (@davidchang) November 9, 2016
I always dreamed of an excuse to move to Mexico and start again fresh.
— alex stupak (@alexstupak) November 9, 2016
Others were simply in shock:
— Andy Ricker (@pawkhrua) November 9, 2016
As a white male I'm ashamed.
As a Jew I'm afraid.
As an American, 2018 can't come soon enough.
As an earthling, I grieve for my planet.
— Eric Asimov (@EricAsimov) November 9, 2016
This account is suspended until further notice
— Andrew Carmellini (@andrecarmellini) November 9, 2016
You were right.
People wanted CHANGE. Bernie would have given them that for Dem victory
— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) November 9, 2016
But many called for unity and expressed hope for the country's future:
Let's all come together for the greater https://t.co/TsEG8B0DvJ person doesn't define us our works do. XOArt
— Chef Art Smith (@ChefArtSmith) November 9, 2016
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
Aristotle Onassis… https://t.co/SGFPAG3BA5
— dominique crenn (@dominiquecrenn) November 9, 2016
You think this makes me stop fighting? I am just beginning. Come on people. Organize. Unite. Confront. Stand up. Now. Today.
— hugh acheson (@HughAcheson) November 9, 2016