Celebrity Support for the 2020 Election

By Brian Kim, Staff Writer

Many different forms of media influenced who United States citizens may have voted for in the 2020 Election. Actors, television show hosts, sports professionals, musicians, rappers, models, and other celebrities played a large role in the number of votes that each candidate– Donald Trump or Joe Biden– gained. In the past few weeks, many famous citizens have taken to social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tiktok, and Snapchat to voice their political opinions and express how a vote can influence America’s future.


For example, different musicians and actors publicly explained the importance of voting for Biden and Harris, and the reasoning for their decision, to their fans. Lizzo said, “They’re out there trying to make America great again, but we need to finally bring America together because I don’t want to go back to the way it was,” both on her Instagram posts and stories, and also in in-person campaign events in Detroit and Michigan. Beyonce, one of American’s most influential and iconic musicians, stated on an Instagram post, “Come thru, Texas! #VOTE,” in a boomerang wearing a Biden and Harris face mask. Selena Gomez, an American singer and actress, described her reasoning for voting for Biden and Kamala Harris herself on an Instagram Live, with up to 23,000 viewers who were able to watch the discussion. America Ferrera, an American actress, producer, and director, explained why she voted for Biden and Harris, who “represent the path I want this country to take in this moment in history.” Other famous actors like Don Cheadle, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Saldana from the Avengers, had hosted a fundraiser, the Voters Assemble! The Cast of the Avengers United for Democracy event for the Biden and Harris campaign.


On the other hand, celebrities contrastingly express how the future of America lies in the hands of the opposing candidate, Donald Trump. Many mainstream rappers have been shown to support voting for Trump and Pence. Lil Pump, the rapper most known for his hit single “Gucci Gang,” was spotted endorsing Trump at a rally in November. Another rapper, Lil Wayne, tweeted a photo of him meeting Donald Trump explaining his accomplishments, like what he has done for criminal reform. Stephen Baldwin, an American actor, said in a Twitter post, “Many are called, few are chosen! Gospel is truth battle already won #Trump2020.”


Although some of their fans may have differing political views for the future of the United States of America, most celebrities usually justified the importance of voting overall and the encouragement for their fans to go out and vote. Many of the stars also wished the best of luck to each side and emphasized how Americans should be united together instead of separated because of political opinions.