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Hillary taps Demi Lovato to reverse lagging support from young women

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The celebrities are out in full force to try and court their fans into supporting a presidential candidate.

CNN reported that Demi Lovato was the latest young celebrity campaigning for Hillary Clinton. The Cool for the Summer singer campaigned for the former first lady out in Iowa on Thursday to a crowd full of young women.

“I think it’s time we celebrate the real superstar thats here today,” Lovato said when she introduce Clinton at the University of Iowa. “I just want to say, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be here in support of her. The person that’s about to walk out on this stage, not only am I voting for because of her beliefs, her strength, and the fact that she completely embodies the concept of women empowerment.”

Lovato is just the latest star to his the stump for Clinton in Iowa, both Lena Dunham and Katy Perry have also made appearances to help sway young women who have abandoned Clinton in favor of Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Americans, especially millennials are drawn to celebrities, and politicians don’t mind famous company when they’re addressing their supporters.

Really though does it matter? Outside Oprah’s endorsement of Obama, when did a celebrity endorsement really matter?

Whether it be Sarah Silverman and Rhonda Rousey supporting Bernie Sanders or Kirstie Alley and Tom Brady leaning towards Donald Trump — do any of them know something the general public doesn’t know?

Obviously raising awareness is important, but who isn’t aware Clinton running for president. It’s not like these celebs are trying to let people know about Jim Gilmore.

This writer could be wrong, but I believe that a majority of millennials don’t vote based upon celebrity endorsements. We’re not generation Yeezus.


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