When there’s a presidential election, it’s pretty common to see Hollywood celebrities stumping for the Democratic candidate. Most times, Hollywood’s elite favor the progressive social and economic policies adopted by Democrats. But there are, of course, a few outliers — Republican actors and entertainers surrounded by Democratic peers. There are so many left-leaning voters in Hollywood showing off their voter stickers — I’ve seen quite a number of #IVoted selfies from celebrities like Lena Dunham and Gina Rodriguez — but there are very few #IVoted selfies from celebrity Donald Trump supporters.
That’s not to say that Trump has no celebrity supporters. According to The Wrap, famous people like Mike Tyson, Kirstie Alley, Scott Baio, Ted Nugent, Patricia Heaton, Teresa Giudice, Tila Tequila, Kid Rock, and Wayne Newton, among others, have pledged that they would support Trump in the 2016 election. But, instead of voter selfies on Election Day, most are saying silent on social media or just simply encouraging their followers to vote, no matter who they’re voting for. A few, like Scott Baio and Kirstie Alley, are still sharing their ideas and various articles to their followers. But no selfies! Even the most vocal of supporters have nothing yet. Why is that?
Well, I don't really know. It's not like anyone is required to reveal who he or she is voting for, but I would think that if these celebrities have already been stumping for Trump that they would be happy to show that they're voting for him. They're clearly not ashamed or anything. Maybe they haven't made it to the polls yet, or maybe they don't feel the need to snap a picture of their civic duty. That's their prerogative. But I hope that they do actually vote, no matter who they vote for, because why go so hard for a candidate if you're not even going to use your privilege of voting to try to get him or her elected?