British singer-songwriter Adele has urged her fans to vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming presidential election. Hillary Clinton was watching from the audience during Adele’s Miami concert, on the eve of her 69th birthday. Adele, who is one of the most successful recording artists of all time, isn’t eligible to vote in the upcoming election, however, Nick Merrill, a Clinton spokesman said that Adele confirmed she’s “100 percent for Hillary Clinton,” with the singer herself saying “I love her, she’s amazing”.
According to the Telegraph, Adele justified her decision to endorse Hillary Clinton by saying that the American election affects the United Kingdom too. At the same time, the British star urged her supporters not to vote for Hillary Clinton’s Republican rival Donald Trump.
Merrill also confirmed that Adele was unaware Clinton was in the audience whilst offering her endorsement, with the Clinton campaign stressing that they weren’t behind the British star’s decision to endorse the Democratic candidate. Reporters traveling with Clinton’s entourage weren’t allowed to accompany Clinton into the stadium either. It remains to be seen whether or not Clinton had received tickets to the Adele concert in Miami as a birthday gift. Either way, it’s hard to believe that the presidential candidate would be denied entry to the concert.
This isn’t the first time the pair have shared kind words, however. According to Entertainment Weekly, Clinton told Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine that Adele is her go-to voice when asked about her music taste. Clinton praised the British star, saying “I have such huge admiration for her skills, her ability, and her personality.” That being said, it’s unlikely that Adele will make an appearance alongside Hillary Clinton to support the Democratic candidate, with the singer busy with her current tour across the United States.
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Adele isn’t the first celebrity to throw her support behind Hillary Clinton, however. Democratic candidates often receive the endorsement of some of the biggest names in Hollywood, however, Clinton’s list of endorsements is considerably longer than ever before, especially with the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency taken into account.
The full scope of Hillary Clinton’s celebrity support was revealed during the Democratic National Convention in July. Celebrities including Elizabeth Banks, Demi Lovato, and Alicia Keys all made appearances during the convention in order to voice their support for Clinton. Many other big names also appeared in a rendition of “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten in support of Clinton. Clinton has been regularly praised for having a level of celebrity support that dwarfs that of her opponent, Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Celebrities aren’t just throwing their names behind Clinton either. The Democratic candidate has raked in funding from Reese Witherspoon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck, and Quincy Jones. She’s also pulled in a serious amount of campaign cash from fundraisers held by her celebrity supporters. Most notably, George and Amal Clooney held two fundraisers that earned $15 million in funding for Clinton, with even Beyoncé showing up at a fundraiser to show her support for Clinton.
There is one key problem with celebrity endorsements for Hillary Clinton, however. Her opponent Donald Trump has consistently painted Clinton as the establishment candidate, however, with Trump now trailing Clinton drastically in the polls, celebrity endorsements are only likely to help Clinton secure a victory in November.
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