H’wood wishes Barack Obama on 56th birthday

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.”

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.”

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.”

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – @BarackObama HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY,” wrote actress Olivia Munn.

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!”

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.”

The 44th president’s birthday also spawned a trending topic of #ObamaDay.

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