Many Hollywood celebrities, appalled by President Trump, are ready to dive into the midterm elections. But there’s also a sense of caution, and in some cases retreat, after their enormous support failed to push Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over the finish line in 2016.
Sunday marked 100 days until Election Day, and at least one expert on the entertainment industry and politics says the next three months could see an explosion of celebrity involvement.
“I would not be surprised that, given this more highly politicized environment of Hollywood and the frustration of many celebrities of the outcome of the 2016 election, that they would see this as an opportunity to push forward the change they want into the midterm elections,” says Kathryn Cramer Brownell, an associate professor of history at Purdue University.
“Given the experience of the 2016 election, and just in general the changes in Hollywood and #MeToo America, you see more people thinking about, ‘OK, how can I get involved in these issues?’” adds Brownell, the author of “Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life.”
Ronny Chieng, a senior correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” says stars will “definitely” raise their voices louder than in any previous midterm election.
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