Stars Celebrate Labor Day 2015 On Twitter
It’s Labor Day, and stars are taking to Twitter to pay tribute to the men and women who work all year long to keep America running smoothly.
Of course, many celebrities are also marking the unofficial end of summer, and using the “day off” to soak up a little vacation time. Eva Longoria, for instance, posted the photo seen at right showing her lounging outside with a breathtaking view. “Happy #LaborDay America! #Vacation #Blessed,” she captioned the photo.
Jenny McCarthy, too, has the casualness of the day on her mind. “Happy #LaborDay! Have fun today,” she tweeted. Accompanying the post was an e-card reading, “Labor Day… The only thing working double-time today is my liver.”
“#HappyLaborDay Today is a good day. Don’t waist the present,” tweeted John Stamos, before getting called out for his incorrect grammar. Don Rickles wrote, “To my fellow workers, we’ll finish the road on Tuesday. Happy Labor Day.” designer Betsy Johnson said, “Happy #LaborDay to all my wonder women out there! Shine bright today babes!” Kelly Rowland simply shared, “Wishing everyone a safe and happy Labor Day! -xo.”
Peter Facinelli posted on Twitter, “Happy Labor Day!! To all those who work hard, -hope u get to play hard today.” Martha Plimpton got political, saying, “Well, I certainly hope @ScottWalker isn’t celebrating #LaborDay since he wants even fewer Americans to be able to. Here’s to the workers!” And Bill Clinton poignantly tweeted, “Today we thank the men and women who fought – and fight – for fair wages, decent working conditions, and equal opportunity. #HappyLaborDay”
Mark Ruffalo was also focused on honoring those who work day in and day out. “Happy Labor Day to all the laborers in the world. Thank you for your hard work! #UnionStrong,” he tweeted. Paula Abdul similarly commented, “Happy #LaborDay. HUGE thank you to ANYONE working today-transportation, food service, retail. YOU make the holiday that much better! xoP.” Meanwhile, both Zoe Saldana and Katie Couric wanted to draw attention to the day’s origins, with the actress posting, “To all the hard workers out there, Happy #LaborDay!” along with a History.com link. Couric also linked to History.com, saying, “Wishing everyone a happy and safe #LaborDay! Do you know the story behind the holiday?”
Sarah Michelle Gellar shared a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. that said, “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” Lauren Conrad tweeted, “To all my worker bees out there, today is for you,” and linked to a blog post from her team that read, in part, “Happy Labor Day, everyone! We hope you’re all enjoying the day off, especially all of our hard working girls and guys out there. This day is in honor of you! We hope you are able to take a break from your computer, phone and desk and get outside in this beautiful weather before summer is officially over. And for all of our international readers who don’t celebrate Labor Day, we hope you’re having a great Monday!”
And then there’s Minka Kelly, who used the holiday to draw attention to LivefashionABLE, which helps women in Africa make a living. After touting a special Labor Day discount, the actress explained, “Labor Day is a holiday held in honor of working people. As you know, our commitment to working with women is now both local and global. These women have overcome circumstances ranging from prostitution to addiction to a general lack of opportunity. Your purchase not only creates LABOR for these women, it gives them a job that can provide dignity, more opportunity for their children, and even personal security.”
Gossip Cop will continue to update with more celebrity posts throughout Labor Day. TELL US: How do YOU mark the annual occasion?