Celebrities inspiring fans to vote


Gabby Brailovskiy, Associate Producer #THAT

With election day only a few days away, celebrities have been promoting the need to vote this year more than ever. 

The 2020 election has proved more than ever the necessity to vote and use our voice in government. Celebrities have gone above and beyond to promote and encourage their fans to register and participate this year. Jennifer Lopez has stressed the importance for the Latino community to do their part in voting. In an interview with Apple Music’s SOMOS Radio Lopez said, “We have the ability to put, just like we helped with Barack Obama, put the first black president of the United States. The Latino community had so much to do with that. We have the ability to change the outcome of this election for whatever we want it to be. And I honestly believe that this country needs a change, and the Latinos have the power to make that change happen.”

Timothee Chalamet and Selena Gomez joined forces on an Instagram Live to tell fans about their voting experience.


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Chalamet shared, “Right now, I’m literally voting at my early voting station in New York at Madison Square Garden, which feels particularly metaphorical because I’ve seen many great things happen here. It’s really moving to see this many people show up. It feels like people are motivated and everyone’s telling young people to vote.”

With all the recent changes and chaos in the world, this election is truly showing that fans’ voices and feelings deserve to be heard and noted. Gigi Hadid took to Instagram to express this, as well as how she felt that this year she had to do this for the future of her new born daughter.

In her caption she wrote, “I voted absentee last week with my daughter next to me, for an America I want her to see; but not just for us- for fellow Americans that are less privileged, with hope for a nation that is unified, that is empathetic, & for a leader that is compassionate.”

Justin Bieber also posted a video for his fans explaining that although he cannot vote, due to him being a citizen of Canada, he wants to be sure that anyone who can is doing their part. In his video he said, “This year I have major FOMO, since I’m Canadian, so I’m asking you to go out and vote because there’s so many people like me that can’t. There are so many reasons why the early vote is the way to make your voice heard this year.” He then continued to share top reasons as to why voting early can benefit citizens, for reasons including being sure that the vote gets in on time and avoiding crowds that will begin on November 3rd. 

Mariska Hargitay took a sweet approach as a way to thank all those on line to vote on October 27th. The “Law & Order: SVU” star handed out cupcakes to those waiting to vote in Manhattan. Fans were thrilled to hear her yell, “Thank you everyone for voting! Who’s hungry? Who wants a cupcake! Who says voting is not fun!” 

It’s inspiring and exciting to see all the ways celebrities are using their platforms in order to promote positive change in the world through themselves and their fans.