Celebs have gotten seriously creative while campaigning for Hillary Clinton
More big names have joined the ranks of celebrities endorsing Hillary Clinton for President this week. Over the weekend, Beyoncé Instagrammed a clip of her viral TidalX concert speech about the importance of voting. While she didn't mention Clinton by name in the speech, Bey vaguely references getting a woman into the White House for the first time. Meanwhile, the creative minds behind the Key of Awesome YouTube channel released a hilarious video in support of Clinton, parodying the smash hit musical Hamilton. But these two are just the most recent in a long line of celebrity supporters of Clinton.
As Election Day approaches, more and more celebrities are adding their voices to the fray. And, while there are some celebrities hitting the road for Donald Trump and others advocating a third-party candidate, most celebrities speaking out about politics are supporting the Democratic nominee for president. Not only are they speaking out, but they've also gotten very creative with how they show support for Clinton.
Bey's speech to the audience at her TidalX performance didn't mention Clinton specifically, but called out to women, young people and people of color to remember that their voices can change the world — and had, when they elected Barack Obama president.
"I know it seems like things are bad, but if you think that can't get worse just ask your grandparents," she said. "Remember Barack Obama is our President. You made that happen, young people made that happen. We are not helpless. The fire is still burning. Please go out and vote this November. Too many people have died and sacrificed so much for us to have our voice, we have to use it. Get in formation. Use our voices to do something great for our children."
2. Key of Awesome
The Key of Awesome team is known for its funny, viral videos, even if they don't generally get political. But in this election season, writers couldn't pass up the change to burn Donald Trump at every possible turn. What makes it even funnier (and more sad) is that their insults are mostly based on the actual things Trump has done and said this election — from calling him a racist to labeling him "rapey."
3. Miley Cyrus
As noted above, Cyrus went all out to support Clinton on the campaign trail, speaking to college students about the Clinton-Kaine ticket. "We would choose her no matter what," Cyrus told Ellen DeGeneres about her encounters with students during the campaign. "I think she's a total goddess. I just love her." Cyrus even called Clinton "the first female president of the United States" on her Instagram page on Wednesday when wishing Clinton a happy birthday.
4. Mark Ruffalo
Joss Whedon, director of a few Avengers movies, gathered a host of famous faces to make a voting PSA for his Save the Day initiative. Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore, Martin Sheen and Scarlett Johansson all appeared in the ad to encourage voter turnout. The short, funny video is blatantly anti-Trump and subtly pro-Clinton — Don Cheadle appears to call Trump "a racist, abusive coward" — and promised that, if Trump is defeated, Mark Ruffalo (also in the ad) will do a nude scene in his next film. Clinton commented on the ad, calling Ruffalo "a true patriot" in an interview with People.
Fun fact: Save the Day also has a handful of other political comedy videos featuring celebs like Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader and Jesse Williams.
5. Katy Perry
Katy Perry has been a Hillary Clinton supporter for a while now — she even performed at the Democratic National Convention in July. In the months since, Perry has campaigned on the road for Clinton, even wearing "Nasty Woman" T-shirts. On Tuesday, Perry celebrated her birthday by voting early in an American flag jacket, an experience she recorded and shared with fans on social media.
6. Shonda Rhimes
The creator of Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder appeared alongside her three leading ladies — Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo and Viola Davis — in a pro-Clinton ad directed by Scandal star Tony Goldwyn. The minute-long video aired during ABC's infamous "TGIT" night (Thank God It's Thursday).
7. Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham has campaigned for Clinton since the primaries. She frequently Instagrams her Clinton-themed T-shirts and jewelry, and she spoke at the DNC with fellow actress America Ferrera.
8. America Ferrera
Ferrera has been very vocal about both her hatred of Trump and her love for Clinton, who she called "my kind of badass" in a blog post for the Huffington Post in April.