Yesterday, President Obama was sworn in for his second term on a cold Martin Luther King Day in Washington DC. Beyoncé gave a killer performance, speeches were read, and celebrities from near and far shared their thoughts on the occasion.
Most approved of Obama's return to office and his speech:
1st time a president of US in an inaugural speech has called for equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans, also referenced Stonewall.
On this monumental day, we celebrate two amazing and inspirational men.. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama!
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 22, 2013
Tough day for Michelle Obama's ex-boyfriends
— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) January 21, 2013
And, there were those who were underwhelmed:
Clearly Obama flunked his first term since he's being forced to repeat it again.
Katy Perry focused less on the event, and more on accessories:
Plenty praised Beyoncé's performance:
The hardest song in any repertoire, the National Anthem.She had to remove the in-ear monitor. It's a bear.She sang beautifully.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 21, 2013
And, then there was the Tweet from the man of the hour:
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