2020 was a historic year polities.
Included in the millions who voted and expressed political support in 2020 are celebrities who dipped their toe into the pool of politics publicly for the first time.
Here’s a look at some of the stars who got politically active for the first time this year:
He ran under the “Birthday Party,” and railed against abortion after dropping his support for Donald Trump.
Hy ook voted for himself, marking the first time in his life he’d ever voted.
Nou 19 — en net 18 at the time of her performance — Eilish appeared at the virtual event and performed her song “my future,” but began by slamming President Trump.
“You don’t need me to tell you things are a mess. Donald Trump is destroying our country and everything we care about,” sy het gese. “We need leaders who will solve problems like climate change and COVID, not deny them. Leaders who will fight against systemic racism and inequality.”
Terwyl Ryan Reynolds isn’t one to guard his opinions, he voted in an American presidential election for the first time this year.
The Canadian-born actor shared the news on Instagram alongside a picture of himself and his wife, Blake Lively, holding mail-in ballots.
“Dit is my eerste keer dat ek in Amerika stem. Ek wil my vrou Blake bedank dat sy my eerste keer so sag en liefdevol gemaak het,” he said in the caption. “Dit was aanvanklik super eng, dan opwindend en nou is ek 'n bietjie moeg. But proud.”
Snoop Dogg said that he got politically active in 2020 after years of believing he couldn’t because of his past conviction.
“For many years it had me brainwashed thinking that you couldn’t vote because you had a criminal record,” the rapper, who has spoken out againt Trump in the past, said during an interview on the Real 92.3.
He voted for the first time this year in the 2020 general election.
Terwyl 2020 was rife with presidential politics, there were many more elections and causes that drew attention this year, such as the push to recall Calif. Goewerneur. Gavin Newsom.
“Family Ties” alum Justine Bateman was among those to throw their support behind the cause, as she was spotted signing a petition to recall the politician following his second stay-at-home order.
The star also reportedly asked for a “to-go” packet so that she could help collect signatures for the cause herself.
Lil Pump, egter, threatened before the election to leave the United States should Trump not win reelection.
“Yo, no cap. If Trump does not get elected, I’m moving the f–k out of here” the rapper said on social media just days before the election began. “I’m going to Colombia, f–k it.”
In a rare move, the 74-year-old icon spoke out about the Black Lives Matter movement this summer.
“… Of course Black lives matter,” sy het vertel Billboard. “Do we think our little white a–es are the only ones that matter? Geen!”