Stars who got political in surprising ways in 2020

Stars who got political in surprising ways in 2020

2020 was a historic year polities.

With record voter turnout for the 2020 presidentsverkiesing, upcoming runoff elections, en verder as, the political action of this year will certainly go down in history.

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:

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Kanye West

Kanye West ran for president in 2020.<br> (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Kanye West ran for president in 2020.<br> (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Though he was a late entry and didn’t score many votes, Kanye West put together a campaign for president of the United States.

He ran under theBirthday 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.

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Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish performed at the Democratic National Convention. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Billie Eilish performed at the Democratic National Convention. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Billie Eilish joined the political conversation this year when she performed at the Democratic National Convention.

Nou 19 — en net 18 at the time of her performanceEilish appeared at the virtual event and performed her songmy 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.

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Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds, gebore in Kanada, voted in the US presidential election this year. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)

Ryan Reynolds, gebore in Kanada, voted in the US presidential election this year. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)

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.

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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg voted for the first time in the 2020 verkiesing. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Bud Light)

Snoop Dogg voted for the first time in the 2020 verkiesing. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Bud Light)

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.

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Justine Bateman

Justine Bateman signed a petition in support of recalling Calif. Goewerneur. Gavin Newsom. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)

Justine Bateman signed a petition in support of recalling Calif. Goewerneur. Gavin Newsom. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)

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 Tiesalum 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 ato-gopacket so that she could help collect signatures for the cause herself.

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Lil Pump

Rapper Lil Pump threatened to leave the United States should Donald Trump lose the election. (Foto deur Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

Rapper Lil Pump threatened to leave the United States should Donald Trump lose the election. (Foto deur Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

Hierdie jaar, several rappers stunned fans when they voiced support for Donald Trump, insluitend Tekashi 6ix9ine, Lil Wayne, and Lil Pump.

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 fk out of herethe rapper said on social media just days before the election began. “I’m going to Colombia, f–k it.

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Dolly Parton

Like some of her contemporaries in country music, Dolly Parton is known for staying mum on politics. (Foto deur Taylor Hill / Getty Images)

Like some of her contemporaries in country music, Dolly Parton is known for staying mum on politics. (Foto deur Taylor Hill / Getty Images)

Like some of her contemporaries in land musiek, Dolly Parton is known for not voicing her political opinions.

In a rare move, the 74-year-old icon spoke out about the Black Lives Matter movement this summer.

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“… Of course Black lives matter,” sy het vertel Billboard. “Do we think our little white aes are the only ones that matter? Geen!”

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