These 9 Male Celebrities Support Hillary Clinton & We Love Them Even More For It
It's not hard to find Hillary Clinton supporters if you know where to look. It's just like Dr. Seuss said: "It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how." Finding Clinton fans is easy at the Democratic National Convention, for example, or at the Bustle office. But it can be more complicated to try to find people willing to speak out about their political beliefs in Hollywood. While lots of stars keep quiet about their political views, others are outspoken about general issues — for example, Miley Cyrus speaks out often about LGBT rights. What only a few stars do is make small, concise statements about what political party they support, or even more specifically, which presidential candidate they are backing. Luckily, there is a generous handful of celebrities who have shown support for Hillary Clinton. The best part? Some of Clinton's most outspoken supporters have been famous male faces.
As many before me have pointed out, it's important to include men in feminism for one simple reason: Men are people, and they inhabit the same world as women do. Any cause that advocates for the improvement of society has to not only benefit everyone, but include everyone's voices. That's why it's such a big deal that so many famous men are proclaiming themselves proud Clinton supporters. Unfortunately, for a man to publicly back a female candidate is actually a bigger deal than it should be. But fortunately, lots of men are willing to do it. Here are nine of the most famous men supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Hoffman is confident that Clinton WILL be president in 2016, he said in 2012.
Bono and Clinton aren't just friends — they're also political allies.
Buffet is a pretty powerful ally for Clinton. He's never been shy about supporting her presidential campaign. He told CNN:
I like what she believes in. I think she's extraordinarily able and energetic for that matter in pushing those beliefs. I don't see how you could have anybody better qualified.
Nicholson spoke out in support of Clinton when she first ran for president in 2008, saying he was "a longtime Clintonite."
In typical Elton John fashion, Elton John has been a loud and dynamic pro-Hillary voice for years. In 2008, he held a concert in New York City that raised $2.5 million for her presidential campaign, telling the audience:
I've always been a Hillary supporter. There is no one more qualified to lead America. Having said that, I never cease to be amazed at the misogynistic attitude of some people in this country. And I say to hell with them... I love you, Hillary. I'll be there for you.
Rock said he would "love" for Hillary to run for president, but expressed skepticism that she would get the nomination.
It's still not a done deal. Remember, she was ahead last time. She had all the black people. And she lost to somebody she really shouldn't have lost to. I mean, I would love to see Hillary, but there's a part of Hillary that’s like the Democratic McCain at this point. As he showed, "It’s my time" is not really enough.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Just as we suspect his Modern Family character would do, Ferguson tweeted "Yay #Hillary2016!" after Clinton announced her campaign in April.
Johnson also tweeted his support, but with tons of enthusiasm and multiple messages.
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