Twitchy has been covering all of Hillary Clinton’s celebrity-studded events — from Katy Perry to Demi Lovato to Lena Dunham to John “Bowzer” Bauman — and noting that the younger the audience, the less likely they are to be swayed by star power. When Demi Lovato, 23, performed last week at the University of Iowa on behalf of Clinton, hundreds of Twitter followers told their idol they loved her music but she needed to #FeeltheBern.
Matt Drudge asked for “More Dunham, please” after a New York Times piece reported that Dunham had told the guests of Richard Plepler, chief executive of HBO, that she was disturbed by how, in the 1990s, the Clintons and their allies discredited women who said they had been sexually assaulted by former President Bill Clinton.
The Associated Press has come to the same conclusion: a three-song Katy Perry concert in Iowa including Clinton’s “theme” song, “Roar,” is about as likely to convince even first-time voters as Grandmother Clinton’s bogus “Iowa Launch Party” playlist.
@AP_Politics Young people are smarter than the establishment gives them credit for. They understand authenticity. Now they’re going to vote.
— Ryan 高性能 (@sixsceptres) January 25, 2016
— Maryann Cochran (@IWantToBeTheSky) January 25, 2016
— Joe Mora (@GUnderP68) January 25, 2016
@AP_Politics Great! Because that's who I want to help run this country, young celebrities!
— Bill Brown (@wbrowne8) January 25, 2016
— Neil Fox (@borofoxy) January 25, 2016
— boblevel (@boblevel) January 25, 2016
— Gabe Uhr (@UHR) January 25, 2016
They’re catching on. As the New York Times recently reported:
Alexis Isabel Moncada, the 17-year-old founder of Feminist Culture, a popular blog, was not old enough to remember the 1990s, but lately she and her thousands of young female readers have heard a lot about the scandals.
“I heard he sexually harassed people and she worked to cover it up,” Ms. Moncada said of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton. “A lot of girls in my age group are huge feminists, and we don’t react well to that.”