At 2:18 PM ET, millions of people received the test of FEMA’s Wireless Emergency Alerts System and, like many Americans, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars were not happy about it.
Katy Perry, Chrissy Teigen, and Billy Eichner all voiced their displeasure over the presidential alert. But it was “American Horror Story” star Clea Duvall who stole the show by comparing the alert to the infamous U2 album: “This is the most unwelcome thing I’ve received on my phone since that U2 album.”
Can't wait for the first ever presidential alert saying that SNL sucks.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) October 3, 2018
THIS IS A TEST OF THE NATIONAL WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM. NO ACTION IS NEEDED. pic.twitter.com/lsyQZ0VoEb
— Scaremy McHellan (@JeremyMcLellan) October 3, 2018
This is the most unwelcome thing I’ve received on my phone since that U2 album. pic.twitter.com/FCg8Sck7Sp
— Clea DuVall (@cleaduvall) October 3, 2018
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) October 3, 2018
NOOOOOOO THE ALERT. IT HAPPENED
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 3, 2018
DEADASS LOSE MY NUMBER BRO @realDonaldTrump
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) October 3, 2018
Can we respond to this national presidential alert with “Go fuck yourself, traitor.”?
— steven pasquale (@StevePasquale) October 3, 2018
This is the first Presidential alert that came with a dick pic.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 3, 2018
Kremlin Alert. ☭
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) October 3, 2018
What country just received a presidential the alert via cell phone. Which is basically an alert to inform the country that it has no president; what it has is a felon waiting to be caught up to buy law and order.
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) October 3, 2018
Oh my. A “Presidential Alert” emergency. I thought that was the entire Trump presidency. pic.twitter.com/DNX0xVLENo
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 3, 2018