On the most important day of 2016 for America, celebrities worldwide are using their platforms to get their opinions heard. Are they Team Trump or Camp Clinton?
Reporter: Hannah Grafton | Sub-Editor: Bella Dawe
We’re finally here; after months of campaigning, debates, scandals and Donald Trump’s ferret toupe dominating our media, it’s election day.
So as America heads to the polls, what do celebrities have to say? Despite Clinton causing controversy by getting a team of famous faces on her side, celebrities are not shying away from getting their opinions heard, and the resounding statement seems to be #ImWithHer.
Last night Madonna surprised supporters and journalists by performing at a Hilary Clinton rally in New York City. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga spoke at a rally in North Carolina and Bruce Springsteen performed a set in Philadelphia, both in support of Clinton.
Lady Gaga has gone full political warrior, as can be seen on her Twitter profile, now plastered with #VoteHillary and campaign messages like the one below. Very Gaga meets Gone With the Wind.
— #VoteHillary (@ladygaga) November 7, 2016
Singer and drag queen RuPaul, star of the hugely successful reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, recorded a video message urging viewers to vote. Ending the video with his catchphrase ‘Don’t fuck it up’, it’s obvious who he’s backing. Couldn’t have put it better myself.
VOTE. “Don’t F**k It Up” https://t.co/nEXdkyLBbA
— RuPaul (@RuPaul) November 7, 2016
Katy Perry is showing her support for Clinton also, holding a puppy in an attempt to get her 93 million Twitter followers to vote. Her loyalty to Hillary knows no bounds as she even dressed up as her for Halloween. Freaky.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 7, 2016
Halloween 2k16 🇺🇸💯🙏🏼pic.twitter.com/vCweRxoeun
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) October 30, 2016
Avoiding specifics about his political alliance, James Franco posted a typical Franco-style picture to Instagram urging his followers to vote. It may look like it was edited on Snapchat, but it’s the thought that counts.
Celebrity power couple John Legend and Chrissy Tiegen have also jumped on the Clinton train and posted a snapchat video of themselves using the election filter.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 8, 2016
Kendall Jenner is the only one of the Kardashian/Jenner clan to mention the election on social media:
her her her her pic.twitter.com/jDu8UIU1Wn
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) November 7, 2016
And Ellen Degeneres also chimed in:
Tomorrow, set your alarm, make a plan & vote. It’s the most important thing you do all year, besides that new thing you tried with your hair
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 7, 2016
And finally, this. In an interview yesterday, Stevie Wonder compared voting for Trump to asking him to drive. “If you had an emergency situation and needed to go to the hospital, and you had to get there right away, would you want me driving your car?” No, we definitely wouldn’t Stevie.
So it looks like the vast majority of celebrities will be voting Clinton today, but will the rest of America? Trump is not without his own legion of fans and supporters, but it’s hard to know whether his celebrity supporters are in the minority or just deciding not to use social media today.
In any case, by tomorrow morning we will know who the next president of the United States is, and by the looks of things, it’ll be a close call.