When actors dispense with the lavish sets and makeup in favor of a plain portrait studio backdrop, you know they have something super serious they need to get off their chests and/or cue cards.
Previous celebrity videos have tried to convince voters to “save the day” by voting for Hillary Clinton and, when that failed, to convince 37 electors to “go down in the books as an American hero” by voting for anyone but Donald Trump.
Those videos worked so well, another group of activist celebrities has gathered to shoot yet another video urging members of Congress — their “last line of defense against Trump — to #StandUpForUS by opposing the administration whenever possible. Ironically, the group formerly known as Humanity for Hillary and asking people to share its video along with the #OBSTRUCT hashtag now calls itself Humanity for Progress.
“Use your congressional powers to obstruct … [and] defeat anything that violates our core values as diverse Americans,” they plead.
— The Cut (@TheCut) January 3, 2017
Gee, that'll show the newly elected President, GOP controlled House & Senate. Good work, out of touch rich people. https://t.co/9EzGSTDY8D
— Mule, the American (@ammosexualist) January 4, 2017
In the video, reports The Cut, “celebrities and activists including Rosie Perez, Keegan-Michael Key, Tavi Gevinson, Lea Delaria, Sally Field, and Janet Mock speak to members of Congress directly, demanding they fight Trump’s administration should it seek to do harm to marginalized groups.”
It’s long been said that some suffer for their art, but is it really necessary for the rest of us to suffer through it?
Nobody F*cking cares
American People https://t.co/G1ft4iIEK3
— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) January 4, 2017
From the people who haven't learned they are irrelevant: A New Celeb Video Urges Congress to Obstruct Donald Trump https://t.co/f2CEwAiRLg
— Eye On The World?? (@EyeOnTheWorld) January 4, 2017
Loser lib celebrities release more comedy this time urging congress 2 stop trump ?
Make America Sick Againhttps://t.co/4fXB0RsTtc
— RyanCADeplorables ? (@rrich2312) January 4, 2017
Humanity for Progress makes me want to throw up, their new commercial doesn't help either
— chum (@hall_somer) January 4, 2017
— Angela Stark (@dogmomangie) January 3, 2017
The only success for Humanity For Progress is the anti-Hollywood sentiment created by their disdain for American voters #TrishIntel
— Candi ❤️ USA (@YankiDoodlCandi) January 4, 2017
— BrownsFans4Trump (@iLoveTheBrowns3) January 4, 2017
Shall we break it to them that nobody CARES what this bunch of deranged butt hurt losers think? https://t.co/4NEePo4e88 Keep weeping.
— David Vance (@DVATW) January 4, 2017