Demi Lovato & Hillary Clinton Have Each Other's Backs & Aren’t Afraid To Show It
With the 2016 election getting closer everyday, celebrities are vocalizing their support for the potential candidates. Just like fellow pop stars Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton and has performed on her half. Based on a recent Instagram post, it looks like the support is totally mutual. After Saturday's GLAAD Awards, Clinton congratulated Lovato on receiving the Vanguard Award at the ceremony. The "Confident" singer shared the official note on social media, along with a heartwarming caption. Lovato wrote,
Just before the #glaadawards saturday I got this amazing and thoughtful message from an equally amazing woman, @HillaryClinton. I’m so humbled that she has my back as I have hers... #ImWithHer
The note, which appears on HRC letterhead, thanks Lovato for her music. Clinton writes, "On behalf of open-hearted and open-minded Americans everywhere, I cannot thank you enough for using your celebrity to amplify the voices and stories of the LGBT community." Regardless of your political affiliation, it's hard to deny how awesome it is to see two strong women join forces and express mutual support. It's gestures like this that emphasize how people are so much stronger when they come together, versus tearing each other down.
This isn't the first time these two rallied behind one another. Here's a round-up of other times Clinton and Lovato had each other's backs.
1. Performing At Clinton's Rally
Back in January, Lovato performed at one of Clinton's campaign rallies in Iowa. According to NBC News, the singe told the crowd, "She completely embodies the concept of women empowerment."
2. Taking Selfies
Lovato doesn't shy away from using the #ImWithHer hashtag. But I also appreciate that she encourages her fans to get out and vote — no matter which candidate they support. In a way, it's like she's inspiring her fans to be politically active, regardless of whether they agree with her beliefs.
3. Quoting Spiderman
In March, after news broke about violence erupting at a Donald Trump rally, Lovato posted these tweets. She, once again, threw in the #ImWithHer hashtag, and clarified that she was indeed intentionally quoting Spiderman .
4. Getting Vocal On Twitter
Those Trump remarks aren't the only time she shared her beliefs on Twitter. Above is an excerpt from another Twitter rant that she posted. And below is a message of Clinton's that Lovato retweeted.
5. Sharing Love On Instagram
After performing at Clinton's rally in January, Lovato shared a photo on Instagram. In the caption, she expressed her appreciation and wrote,
I couldn't have been more excited to support such a courageous, loving and #CONFIDENT woman in Iowa last night. Thank you @hillaryclinton for having me.. It was an honor to share the stage with you in your campaign to become the FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!! You have my vote!!! @HillaryForIA #ImWithHer #voteforhillary (btw her being a woman is just a bonus.. Not the reasoning behind my decision)
That paragraph makes the 23-year-old's views pretty clear. It's also nice to see her clarify that "her being a woman is just a bonus" and not the reason she's voting for her. Clinton also shared a photo from the event on her own page.
Considering the former Secretary of State hasn't announced any VP ideas just yet, I'd love to see a Clinton/Lovato 2016 campaign start ASAP.