The 2016 presidential election may be the most polarizing and heated in U.S. history. The battle lines have been drawn between front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Ideological divisions have gone far beyond party insiders and with each candidate hoping to gain an edge in public opinion, the backing of prominent people and household names has been hotly sought. Clinton, hoping to become the first woman to become president in American history, has garnered plenty of trendy endorsements from A-list female celebrities.
The pop star wowed them at the Democratic National Convention, performing hit songs “Roar” and “Rise” in a sparking silver striped gown and choker. She urged the crowd the rally against the NRA lobby, or “just cancel out your weird cousin’s vote…” Odd.
Actress Sigourney Weaver doesn’t want the Earth to look like a desolate scene from her famed Alien movies, although the prequel Alien: Covenant is scheduled for 2017 without her. Regardless, Weaver showed her public support for Hillary based on an environmental commitment to curb climate change. Weaver even showed a climate warning video directed by James Cameron at the DNC.
Lady Gaga hasn’t shown a “Poker Face” about the presidential election. She blasted out a “Star Spangled Gaga” Instagram pic in a patriotic swimsuit with the note “#HILLARY2016 Nothing can keep a strong woman down. VOTE for the first female US president in history. Shake it up America, this country needs a little rock n’ roll.”
Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo
The three TGIT stars shot a video clip with producer Shonda Rhimes, directed by Tony Goldwyn, professing their support with an element of high drama. In it, the trio collaborate on a dialogue that says, “I make television filled with the kinds of characters I imagine we all can be. Strong but flawed, human but extraordinary. Our characters are on television but the real world… The real world has Hillary Clinton. A bonafide, rolls up her sleeves, fights for what’s right, in it for you, won’t back down, champion for all of us. That’s why I’m with Hillary.” These women know how to deliver big lines and a big endorsement.
Best known for her role as Crazy Eyes on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” Uzo Aduba endorsed Hillary wearing a stunning yellow mesh outfit saying that “(Hillary) cares about the things that are important to us.”
From There’s Something About Mary to A Million Ways to Die in the West to her stand-up routines, comedienne Sarah Silverman keeps audiences laughing. She plans to vote for Hillary and handed out a zinger for the Bernie or Busters at the DNC. “You’re being ridiculous.” Quite a few Dems felt the “Bern” from that one-liner.
Other female celebrities that have thrown their support behind the first female Democratic presidential nominee include: Eva Longoria, Star Jones, Jaime King, Amy Schumer, Julianne Moore, Abby Wambach, Kim Kardashian, Salma Hayek and Padma Lakshmi.