Celebrities have been using their social media platforms for months to encourage their followers to get out there and vote. Most stars have shown their support for Biden, with Taylor Swift, Brad Pitt, and Cardi B backing the Democratic nominee, Trump also has a loyal celebrity supporter base.
Here are some of the biggest names who have shown their support for Biden this election year.
Taylor Swift has approved her song “Only the Young” for a pro-Joe Biden commercial, a source familiar with the situation to Variety. The song, from the Netflix documentary “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana,” appears in a new Biden ad that hit social media Friday, four days before the 2020 election. California Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell shared the announcement Friday morning, citing the song’s lyrics.
Lady Gaga releases Joe Biden sponsorship video in “redneck.”
While Lady Gaga’s political stance – especially her take on LGBTQ + rights – has always seemed pretty straightforward, the “Born This Way” singer has ramped up her activism the week before the election. On October 30, Gaga posted a public service announcement in favour of the vote in which she voted, donning some of her most iconic costumes and telling viewers, “Let’s be real, you know who I voted for.” She then appeared on the trail of the Biden and Harris campaign, prompting the Trump campaign to brand her an “anti-fracking activist.”
Dwayne Johnson showed support towards Biden. Having previously identified himself as an “independent and centrist politician,” Johnson said that despite having voted both Democratic and Republican in the past, he would give his first political backing to the Biden / Harris campaign. “Progress takes courage, humanity, empathy, strength, grit, kindness and respect,” he commented.
At just 18, Eilish used her platform to support Biden and delivered a robust anti-Trump speech at the Democratic National Convention in August. “You don’t have to tell me it’s a mess,” she said. “Donald Trump is destroying our country and everything we care about … We should all vote as if our lives and the world depends on it – because they do.
Singer and actor Barbra Streisand appeared in a series of Biden fundraisers and claimed in July that Trump is “unfit, mentally and morally” and “dangerous to our health”. She continued: “Donald Trump has abandoned us. And we cannot survive four more years of his incompetence we’re feeling right now. [Biden] will listen to people rather than greeting them with guns. All they want is justice. It’s as simple as that.”
While the rapper initially planned to vote for Bernie Sanders, Cardi B has since expressed support for Biden’s campaign. She even interviewed the Democratic nominee for Elle, saying, “I have a whole list of things that I want our next president to do for us. But first I want Trump out. “
Aniston voted early last week, writing on social media that she supported Biden and Harris for president. “This whole thing is not about a candidate or a single issue, but about the future of this country and the world. Vote for equal human rights, love and decency,” she wrote, adding: “PS – It’s no fun voting for Kanye. I don’t know how else to say it. Please be responsible.”
Bruce Springsteen calls Trump a ‘flagrant and toxic narcissist’.
A vocal critic of Trump over the years had previously hoped Sanders or Elizabeth Warren would get the Democratic nomination, but he backed Biden in this year’s DNC. Earlier this month, The Boss said he would “move to Australia” if Trump was re-elected.
Clooney joined Barack Obama in July in a Biden fundraising campaign, in which they discussed the importance of defeating Donald Trump. During the conversation, he went through a list of various issues and compared how Biden had dealt with them versus Trump.
Celebrating Biden’s decision to choose Harris as her running mate, being the first black woman to win a presidential ticket, Kaling wrote on Instagram, “Has there been a more exciting day? For all of our country, of course, but especially for my black and Indian sisters, many of us who have spent our lives thinking that someone who looks like us may never hold high office… I am filled with hope and excitement. Thanks, @joebiden. Let’s do this!”
Captain America star Evans has always shown an interest in politics, having launched a political education app to help voters better understand politicians’ positions on current affairs. This election year, the actor appeared at Biden’s fundraisers along with several of his Marvel co-stars, calling Trump a “giant meatball” and a “dummy” this week for his plans to fire Dr Anthony Fauci after the elections.