1. Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham promised during the election that Trump’s America would not include her.
“I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will,” she said about moving to Canada. “I know a lovely place in Vancouver.”
After the election, however, the Girls creator was singing a different tune. In an Instagram post, she said she planned to stick around.
“It’s easy to joke about moving to Canada,” she said. “It’s harder to live, fully and painfully aware of the injustice surrounding us, to cherish and fear your county all at once. But I’m willing to try.”
So much for Girls Montreal. 🙃
2. Barbra Streisand
Babs was not too happy with Donald Trump during the election, and in August she told 60 Minutes Australia that she was considering a move if he became president.
“I’m either coming to your country, if you’ll let me in, or Canada,” she said in an interview.
But did Babs actually move? There’s no evidence she ever followed through on her promise.
Representatives for Streisand did not return a request for comment.
3. Bryan Cranston
“Absolutely, I would definitely move.” That’s what Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston said he’d do in case of a Trump presidency back in October.
And now? Surprisingly, he hasn’t really brought it up again since election night. Odd.
Cranston’s publicist did not return a request for comment.
4. Stephen King
Speaking to the Washington Post in September, Stephen King said a Donald Trump presidency scared him “more than anything else” and that he was making contingency plans.
“I’ve actually thought of moving to Canada, which is close to Maine,” he said.
Since then? Not a word about relocating.
King’s publisher did not respond to a request for comment.
5. Raven Symone
During the primaries, Raven Symone wasn’t just alarmed by Trump but by the entire Republican field. She said that “if any Republican” got elected, she would “move to Canada with my entire family.”
Unlike many other of the ‘lebs on this list, Raven actually half-assedly kinda kept her word. Shortly after the election, she travelled to Vancouver to shoot a segment for The View in which she dressed like a Mountie, played hockey, and threw axes with a lumberjack.
Then she went back to America.
6. 8. Chelsea Handler
At different points in 2016, Chelsea Handler vowed to move to Canada or Spain if Hillary Clinton didn’t become the next president.
“I did buy a house in another country just in case,” she said on Live With Kelly and Michael. “So all these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t — I actually will leave that country.”
Well, it seems like something changed for Handler shortly after American voters called her bluff. In an episode of her Netflix talk show, Handler said people had urged her to stay and use her voice to fight the good fight.
“I guess the message that I want to spread out to other women is to not give up because this is so important,” she said.
8. Chloë Sevigny
Asked a year ago by Vanity Fair where she’d escape to in case of a Trump presidency, Chloë Sevigny had a ready answer: “Nova Scotia.”
Why there? Who knows. Sevigny’s publicist declined to provide any further comment.
9. Snoop Dogg
Right after the election, Snoop shared a photo of Toronto on Instagram. Saying “fuck this shit I’m going to the 6ix,” Snoop also promised he’d hit up Drake for a “hookup on some property.”
It doesn’t look like Snoop’s Canadian life went much beyond that post. He hasn’t said anything else about moving since election day, although he does have a significant stake in the Canadian weed industry. So who knows?
10. Neve Campbell
Of all the celebrities on this list, Campbell is probably the most credible on moving-to-Canada proclamations. After all, she was born and grew up in Canada, although she has lived outside the country for many years.
During the election, Campbell told The Huffington Post that Trump terrified her, and that if he won she’d have no choice but to “move back to Canada.”
Has she actually followed through on her promise? She hasn’t said anything publicly since Nov. 8, and her publicist did not respond to a request for comment. We’ll take that as a no.