June 24, 2016 6:32 AM EDT

Celebrities around the world have responded to the U.K.’s historic decision to leave the E.U., where the Friday morning confirmation that the Leave campaign had won with 52% to 48% for Remain sent shock waves around the world.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, a strong Remain supporter, took to Twitter and said Scotland will be seeking a new independence referendum.

Many couldn’t help themselves and poked fun at the sterling’s dramatic plunge — among them former Swedish Prime Minister, Carl Bildt.

Musician Cher said ‘Brexit’ is the best decision for the British public, followed by a retraction: “How Could I Have Been So Blind.”

Edward Snowden remarked on what the vote means for the rest of the world.

Piers Morgan says the decision to leave shows why Donald Trump has a good chance of winning the presidency.

Performer Lily Allen did not mince her words but was more restrained here.

Richard Branson called it a “sad day” for Britain but its people would get through it.

British comedian and Remain supporter, James Cordon, was among the many expressing sheer disappointment.

Film-maker Michael Moore asked Europe to take the U.S.

Ryan Seacrest called it a day for the history books

As expected, supporters of the Remain campaign like Daily Mail columnist, Katie Hopkins, posted messages of triumph.

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