The two insurgent candidates for President could not be more different, and neither could their celebrity endorsements
Weirdly, there have been frequent comparisons made between two of America’s most surprising political success stories, two insurgent candidates for president on opposite sides of the political spectrum – Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. While the two may be polar opposites politically, both have received huge (or YUUUUGE, if you asked them) groundswells of support from all over America, shocking many with the fervor of their popularity during this election.
As the election cycle has heated up over the past few months, Hollywood celebrities have gotten involved in the discussion, weighing in to endorse the candidate of their choice. Refinery29 has compiled footage of celebrities endorsing each of the insurgent candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties, and that is about where the parallels end.
For Sanders, the obvious takeaway is that he captured the critical support of Oakland’s very own Lil B. Having the “BasedGod” go against you is essentially a death knell for anybody, and his curse has taken on a life of its own.
Not to be outdone, famous actors and comedians like Will Ferrell, Danny DeVito, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hutcherson, Alyssa Milano, Susan Sarandon, Justin Long, and Jeremy Piven say they’re #FeelingTheBern. They’re joined by Bernie spokesperson Killer Mike, beatdown artist Ronda Rousey, and many more.
Donald Trump’s supporters are of a different kind. Several people with sex tape and adultery scandals under their belts, at least one noted racist, a couple political punchlines (sorry, not sorry Sarah Palin), a Baldwin with an anger problem, and the world’s leading duck hunting and bigotry expert, Willie Robertson, are some of the names on the Trump endorser list.
While celebrities on either side of the aisle might not be the most qualified beacons of political insight, it’s always interesting to see who the stars are backing. With celebrity icons come some significant portion of their followers, so these endorsements might be even more telling than you would think.