Lana Del Rey has been playing festivals throughout 2016 and allegedly working on new music. However, although she has shied away from a public opinion about politics in the past, Lana Del Rey was definitely promoting the Presidential Debates.
The debate between the two presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, aired on Monday, September 26, and Lana Del Rey advertised the event to her fans.
In fact, Lana Del Rey posted about the debates in three different places on social media. On Twitter, her idea was to post “where will you be watching” along with a photo taken from space of America’s light pollution.
On Instagram, Lana Del Rey posted the same photo, but this time hinted at what she was referring to on Twitter by writing a caption for the pic that said “debates.”
Finally, Lana Del Rey published her most detailed opinion about the debates on her Instagram account for her album Honeymoon. In it, Lana Del Rey stated “I am just checking to see that you guys are watching [the Presidential Debates].”
Lana Del Rey goes on to say, “I think it is so important to have all the information that you can have to make the best decisions for your future.”
Speaking directly to her younger fans, Lana Del Rey says that she knows “when you are young, it just doesn’t seem like it’s as important, but when you get older you want to trust your leaders and you want to trust your own decisions, and the only way to do that is to have as much information as you can.”
Lana Del Rey ends the video post on Instagram with, “So I am hoping you are tuning in tonight, and I will be watching with you.”
Interestingly, Lana Del Rey was noted earlier in 2016 as not having much of an opinion on Donald Trump. According to Just Jared, around March 2, Lana Del Rey stated the following to Elle U.K. about her opinions on Donald Trump entering America’s upcoming presidential race.
“There’s a lot to talk about. I mean you know although I believe that personality shouldn’t get in the way of people’s true politics and what they are actually standing for, I need more information from all of my potential candidates. From all of them. Democrats, Republicans, I have a lot of conflicting feelings about all of them, to be politically correct. I need more time to figure out if what they’re saying can pass through and is actually feasible. Not just with Donald Trump but with Democratic potential candidates.”
So far, Lana Del Rey has not posted any updates about how she is feeling about Donald Trump, but she never officially endorsed him as some newspapers accused her of.
In fact, it might be difficult to get a straight answer out of Lana Del Rey on politics because she has avoided talking about them for most of her career, according to Electronic Beats.
Furthermore, as Time points out, Lana Del Rey may not know if she supports Donald Trump until she is actually voting and quoted her stating the following.
“I’m really specific about why I’m doing something or writing something. But it always kind of gets translated in the opposite fashion. I haven’t done it yet, but I’ve learned that everything I’m going to do is going to have the opposite reaction of what I meant. So I should do the opposite if I want a good reaction.”
Sadly, this lack of an opinion on politics has caused Lana Del Rey to draw fire from other celebrities in the past. For example, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth started a public beef with Lana Del Rey in 2015, according to Dazed Digital.
One of the primary reasons that Kim Gordon was miffed with Lana Del Rey is due to the fact that she thought LDR seemed to be more about persona than politics.
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