The former president of the United States, Barack Obama celebrated his 56th birthday yesterday.
Many Hollywood celebrities took to the social media to wish him a happy birthday, taking the moment to reflect on the contrast between President Obama’s administration and public persona and the controversy-laden Trump’s White House.
Here are some birthday wishes to Obama from Hollywood:
Director Ava DuVernay tweeted, “Oh! An excuse to post pictures of a real leader! Yes! Exciting! Happy Birthday, Mr. President! We miss you so, so, like, so much. So much.”
Oh! An excuse to post pictures of a real leader! Yes! Exciting! Happy Birthday, Mr. President! We miss you so, so, like, so much. So much. pic.twitter.com/S9yjfmKJHu
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 4, 2017
Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks also wrote, “Happy bday @BarackObama. Don’t know if you’ve heard, but things have been pretty shaky lately. We miss you guys.”
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) August 4, 2017
Hollywood veteran and Star Trek actor, George Takei also wished Obama by writing, “Happy birthday to President @BarackObama, whose grace, thoughtfulness and compassion we miss every day.”
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 4, 2017
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – @BarackObama HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY,” wrote actress Olivia Munn.
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – @BarackObama HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!🎂🎉🎈
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) August 4, 2017
Pop sensation Miley Cyrus also took to Twitter and wished the former president by tweeting, “Happy birthday Mr. President ?? @BarackObama !!! We love & miss you dearly!”
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 4, 2017
Talk show host, Ellen Degeneres shared a clip of her interview with Obama and wrote, “Happy birthday, @BarackObama! I’m proud and honored to call you my friend.”
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 4, 2017
The 44th president’s birthday also spawned a trending topic of #ObamaDay.