#Brexit is Top Twitter Trend. Here's What Celebs Are Saying

"Scotland will seek independence now. Cameron's legacy will be breaking up two unions. Neither needed to happen," J K Rowling wrote on Twitter

  | June 24, 2016 16:18 IST (New Delhi)
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  • JK Rowling, James Corden and Hugh Laurie reacted on Twitter
  • An amazing turnout. Wherever we're headed, it's not with a whimper, wrote
  • Bollywood celebs Soha Ali Khan, Rahul Bose, Shoojit Sircar also tweeted
Britain has voted to leave the European Union and #Brexit is the top trend on Twitter this Friday. Britons decided by 52 percent to 48 percent in favour of quitting the EU, a margin of more than one million votes, final results showed.
On Twitter, most celebrities grieved. Brexit opponents included Harry Potter author JK Rowling, TV host James Corden and The Sandman creator Neil Gaiman.
House and The Night Manager star Hugh Laurie was more cautious.
Elizabeth Hurley, who voted to Leave, tweeted midway though the counting of votes:

Indian celebrities mostly expressed dismay.
Kabir Bedi alone was uplifted by the result:

The funniest Brexit tweet was posted by, naturally, Shah Rukh Khan, two days before the referendum:

Britain will be the first country to leave the EU since its formation - but a leave vote will not immediately mean that Britain ceases to be a member of the 28-nation bloc.
That process could take a minimum of two years, with leave campaigners suggesting that the referendum campaign may not be completed until 2020, the date of the next scheduled general election.

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