- The Washington Times - Friday, November 6, 2020

Actress and singer Janelle Monáe deleted a tweet saying Americans who voted for President Trump should “burn” and has since called on others not to fall into the “easy traps” of lashing out at people over the election uncertainty.

While ballots are still being counted in the presidential election between Mr. Trump and Joseph R. Biden, liberals and celebrities are expressing outrage that nearly 70 million people voted for the president’s reelection and that it wasn’t the referendum many had hoped for.

On Wednesday, when Mr. Trump’s chances still looked hopeful, Ms. Monáe, who starred as NASA mathematician Mary Jackson in the 2016 Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures,” wrote in a now-deleted tweet, “F—k Donald Tromp [sic] and every American citizen, celebrity, white woman, black man, ETC who supported him burnnnnnnnnnn,” Newsbusters reported.

In another now-deleted tweet, Ms. Monáe reportedly wrote, “I’m not going down the list for y’all you do the research and see who gave him millions of votes.”

She also shared a tweet that read, “I’m never forgiving Trump voters and that doesn’t make me a bad person.”

“NEVER OR those who endorsed him,” the actress responded.

Ms. Monáe changed her tune Thursday night after Mr. Biden greatly increased his chances of winning the White House.

“Emotions are running HiGH,” she wrote. “Placing blame and anger are easy traps to fall into. Please don’t fall for the bait and the hate. DON’T DO IT. Let’s refocus the energy.”

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