For months, celebrities have been using their social media platforms to encouraged their followers to get out and vote.
In this most crucial of election years, we’ve witnessed a noticeable increase in the number of high-profile figures who have not only told fans to vote, but also revealed who they will be personally voting for.
While most celebrities have shown their support for Biden, with the likes of Taylor Swift, Brad Pitt and Cardi B all backing the Democratic nominee, Trump also has a base of loyal celebrity supporters.
Here are some of the biggest names to have shown support for Biden and Trump this election year...
Celebrities supporting Biden
While Lady Gaga’s political stance – in particular her views on LGBTQ+ rights – have always seemed pretty clear, the “Born This Way” singer has really ramped up her activism in the week before the election. On 30 October, Gaga released a pro-voting PSA in which she donned a number of her most iconic costumes, telling viewers: “Let’s be real, you know who I voted for.” She then appeared on the campaign trail for Biden and Harris, causing the Trump campaign to brand her an “anti-fracking activist”.
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Having previously identified as a “political independent and centrist”, Johnson said that despite voting both Democrat and Republican in the past, he would be giving his first ever political endorsement to the Biden/Harris campaign. “Progress takes courage, humanity, empathy, strength, grit, kindness and respect,” he commented.
At only 18, Eilish has used her platform to support Biden, giving a powerful anti-Trump speech at the Democratic National Convention in August. “You don’t need me to tell you things are a mess,” she said. “Donald Trump is destroying our country and everything we care about… We all have to vote like our lives and the world depend on it – because they do.”
Singer and actor Streisand has appeared at a number of Biden fundraisers, and in July said that Trump is “unfit, mentally and morally” and “dangerous to our health”. She continued: “Donald Trump has failed 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 originally intended to vote for Bernie Sanders, Cardi B has since shown support for the Biden campaign. She even interviewed the Democratic candidate for Elle, saying: “I have a whole list of things that I want our next president to do for us. But first, I just want Trump out.”
She may have voted Republican in the past, but Lawrence revealed that she would be voting for Biden this election because “Donald Trump has and will continue to put himself before the safety and well-being of America. He does not represent my values as an American, and most importantly as a human being.”
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Voting early last week, Aniston wrote on social media that she was endorsing Biden and Harris for president. “This whole thing isn’t about one candidate or one single issue, it’s about the future of this country and of the world. Vote for equal human rights, for love, and for decency,” she wrote, adding: “PS - It’s not funny to vote for Kanye. I don’t know how else to say it. Please be responsible.”
Robert De Niro
Over the years, De Niro has made multiple attacks on Trump, but showed his specific support for Biden in May. “I'm for Biden and I want everything to go well for Biden,” he said.
Criticising Trump for his reaction to the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter movements in June, Madonna confirmed that she would be voting for Biden, commenting: “I’ll take Sleepy Joe Biden any day over this White Supremacist [pig emoji] Aka/ Nazi Aka Sociopath thats in The WHITE HOUSE!”
A vocal critic of Trump’s over the years, Springsteen had previously hoped Sanders or Elizabeth Warren would get the Democratic nomination but backed Biden at this year’s DNC. Earlier this month, The Boss said that he would “move to Australia” if Trump was reelected.
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Clooney joined Barack Obama at a Biden fundraiser back in July, during which they discussed the importance of defeating Donald Trump. During the call, he went through a list of various issues, comparing how Biden had treated them in comparison to Trump.
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Celebrating Biden’s decision to pick Harris as his running mate, with her being the first black woman on a presidential ticket, Kaling wrote on Instagram: “Was there ever more of an exciting day? For our entire country of course, but especially for my Black and Indian sisters, many of us who have gone our entire lives thinking that someone who looks like us may never hold high office… I am filled with hope and excitement. Thank you @joebiden. Let’s do this!â£”
Captain America star Evans has always shown an interest in politics, having last year launched a political education app to help voters better understand politicians’ stances on topical issues. This election year, the actor has appeared at Biden fundraisers alongside a number of his Marvel co-stars and this week called Trump a “giant meatball” and a “dunce cap” over his plans to fire Dr Anthony Fauci after the election.
Celebrities supporting Trump
“Gucci Gang” rapper Pump first made his support for Trump clear in October, when he told fans on Instagram Live: “F*** ‘Sleepy Joe’… Trump 2020, b****!” The US president then brought the musician out at the final rally of his campaign on Monday (2 November), but accidentally called him “Lil Pimp” before correcting himself. “MAGA 2020,” Pump told the crowd. “Don’t forget that, and do no vote for sleepy Joe at all.”
Oscar-nominated actor Woods, who is best known for voicing Hades in Disney’s Hercules, has over the years described himself as a “staunch Trump supporter”. Reconfirming that he’d be voting for Trump again in 2020, he tweeted: “Let’s face it. Donald Trump is a rough individual. He is vain, insensitive and raw. But he loves America more than any President in my lifetime. He is the last firewall between us and this cesspool called Washington. I’ll take him any day over any of these bums.”
The Grey’s Anatomy star left the Democratic Party in 2019, saying that there was “a sacrifice, a risk and a penalty” for walking away. At the time, he said he wasn’t sure who he would be voting for, but in recent weeks has posted pro-Trump memes to his Instagram page, writing of Amy Coney Barratt’s confirmation to the Supreme Court: “Justice Has Been Served. #MAGA.”
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Clueless star Dash has backed Trump for a number of years and has the hashtags “#MAGA” and “Women For Trump” in her Twitter bio. She filed to run for congress for the Republican party in 2018, but later withdrew her candidacy and has previously claimed that she was “blacklisted” from Hollywood for her political views.