The votes have been counted, and the results are in! As expected, there are mixed feelings about the fact that Scotland will NOT become an independent state. See what celebs are saying on Twitter!
On Friday, Sept. 19, it was decided that Scotland should not become an independent state. Celebrities like J.K. Rowling, Richard Branson, and Piers Morgan flocked to Twitter, following the voting result announcement, to share their feelings on the matter.
Scotland Independence Vote: J.K. Rowling & More Celebs React To Result On Twitter
See what your favorite Hollywood stars are saying about the voting result on Twitter below:
The people have spoken but part of me was wishing for a yes :)…Scotland rejects independence with No vote http://t.co/nUkMmmFYD7
— Sebastian Roché (@sebroche) September 19, 2014
The Kelpies this morning don’t look like they are running free. Look like they’re straining under the bridle and tethers
— Sam Heughan (@Heughan) September 19, 2014
#indyref Been up all night watching Scotland make history. A huge turnout, a peaceful democratic process: we should be proud.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 19, 2014
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 19, 2014
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 19, 2014
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) September 19, 2014
Scotland Independence Vote Results: Country Will Not Cut Ties With United Kingdom
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, voters in Scotland went to the polls on Thursday, Sept. 18, in unprecedented numbers. The decision to not cut the ties between Scotland and the United Kingdom came down to a 55 percent to 45 percent result.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond admitted the defeat while thanking Scotland in a televised statement, “for 1.6 million votes for Scottish independence.”
Campaigning for the change has been going on for months, and it has generated intense public debate and participation.
Many Yes supporters stayed up late in bars awaiting the results. While they didn’t get their wish, it’s likely that this day will go down in the history books.
Following the results, there would have been 18 months of negotiations between Scottish leaders and London-based politicians on how the two countries would separate their institutions before Scotland’s would-be Independence Day of March 24, 2016, according to Huffington Post.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you content with the voting outcome? Tell us how you feel!