While the biggest news of the 2016 presidential election should be the fact that the United States may elect the country’s first female president, the headlines instead are dominated over and over again by Republican nominee, Donald Trump. His uninformed policies, late night Twitter rants, racist statements, unfounded accusations of voter fraud, and offensive remarks about women have become at home on our screens.
Luckily, for every video of the hotel mogul making ridiculous statements there is another one urging people to vote against him. Many celebrities have banded together to make public statements to combat the Trump threat that looms over the nation.
Check out the clips below to see which famous faces are urging you to vote against Donald Trump on November 8th.
“It’s Not OK”
Earlier this month a 2005 video was released that shows Donald Trump making lewd comments about women with then Access Hollywood host, Billy Bush. On October 9th, at the last presidential debate, moderator Anderson Cooper asked the nominee about the offensive comments and instead of admitting his mistake, Trump made the ultimate sorry-not-sorry statement – he downplayed his comments (which included saying he liked to “grab women by the pussy”) as “locker room talk.” In response the organization, Humanity for Hillary released a video, called It’s Not Ok. Directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker, Liz Garbus, the clip features women, both famous and not, recalling times that they have been sexually assaulted. Meryl Streep, Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Schumer, Rosie Perez, Lena Dunham, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sarah Jones, Rose McGowan, Martha Plimpton, and Amber Tamblyn all help to drive home the message that so-called “locker room talk” normalizes and excuses sexually aggressive behavior and is just not okay.
“Women Can Stop Trump: Rose McGowan”
It’s Not OK was not the first time that Rose McGowan has taken a stance against Trump. Since the early days of the presidential race, the actress has been outspoken about him and on October 12th she appeared in a video for the organization Women Can Stop Trump. Produced by Emily’s List, an association of pro-choice democratic women, the clip features McGowan reciting some of Trump’s worst remarks concerning women in an effort to urge females to vote against the misogynistic nominee.
“Save The Day”
In this clip that makes fun of the typical PSA format, numerous “very famous and pretty famous” people including Scarlett Johansson, Rosie Perez, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore, Neil Patrick Harris and Don Cheadle encourage people to register to vote ahead of the election. The clip joins Funny or Die’s clip, “Katy Perry Votes Naked” in throwing a lighthearted mention of nudity in to the message with the celebs joking that if you do vote “Mark [Raffalo] will do a nude scene in his next movie.” Although Trump is not explicitly mentioned, it’s pretty obvious where these stars stand politically. At one point Cheadle mentions the importance of stopping “a racist, abusive, coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society.”
“Women Can Stop Trump: Diane Guerrero”
In another video produced for Women Can Stop Trump by Emily’s List, actress Diane Guerrero speaks of her experience as the daughter and sister of immigrants. As an immigration reform activist the Orange is the New Black star is fighting to change the policies that led to her parent’s deportation. In this clip she urges people to vote against anti-immigration policies, and therefore Donald Trump.
“I’d Like To Punch Him In The Face”
Perhaps the most strongly-worded celeb statement against Trump comes courtesy of veteran actor, Robert De Niro. Among other insults, the Oscar winner calls the republican nominee “A bulls**t artist, a con, and a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” before proclaiming that he’d “like to punch him in the face.” Let the Trump trashing continue!
-Jasmine Williams for The Untitled Magazine