Children often look up to celebrities. Do you know what political views your child’s favorite celebrities hold? Discussing their views is an excellent way to ease children into political topics. Here’s a list of some famous celebrities and their political leanings.
Bieber is a Canadian citizen, which means that he cannot vote in American elections. He has not come declared explicit support for one side of the political spectrum, be has indicated a mixture of preferences. In a famous Rolling Stones interview from 2011, Bieber stated his anti-abortion stance, which would make him conservative. However, in that same interview, he lauded the Canadian healthcare system, which is decidedly liberal, by American standards. More recently, Bieber considered but ultimately declined an invitation to perform at a GOP event for $5 million dollars, as reported by the Guardian. Bieber’s pastor, a conservative, has also been linked to the Trump administration.
Rihanna is from the country of Barbados and cannot directly participate in American elections. She worked with President Barack Obama for a charity event, and received President Obama’s personal thanks. When President Obama left office, Rihanna posted her support of his presidency on Instagram. Her other political views are not known publicly, but she likely has liberal leanings.
Felix Kjellberg, better known by his Youtube moniker PewDiePie, endorsed President Donald Trump in the 2016 election and continues to be a strong supporter of President Trump. He is generally regarded to have conservative-leaning political views.
Perry was raised by conservative Republican parents, but she supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and performed at a Clinton event. Perry has also been a strong supporter of gay rights, which would make her socially liberal. She is a strong Democrat supporter and liberal.
Swift has remained notoriously secretive about her political leanings. Despite rumors, speculation, and poorly cited sources, there are no credible reports of Swift supporting any political candidate or platform. Swift considers herself a feminist, but critics have lambasted Swift for her silence and failure to endorse Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election campaign. Swift’s political leanings are unknown.
Grande has been public in her support of Democrats. She supported President Obama’s election victory on Twitter and also tweeted a brief endorsement of Hillary Clinton in 2016. She is also a staunch supporter of gay rights and is socially liberal.
Back in 2005, NFL quarterback Brady declared himself to be neither Republican or Democrat but an Independent. Brady voted for President Trump in the 2016 election, according to President Trump himself, but Brady has also publicly disagreed with some of Trump’s statements. He is likely an independent with some signs of conservative leanings.
James publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton in an op-ed in the Business Times and campaigned for Clinton in Ohio. James has also criticized President Trump on numerous occasions. He is a strong Democrat supporter.
In a recent interview with Vogue, Lawrence makes her very strong liberal and Democrat identity quite clear.
Watson is a British citizen who does not vote in American elections. However, in the 2016 American election, she expressed her regret at not being able to participate. She did not explicitly support a political party but her focus has always been women’s rights, not politics. Watson attended Brown University, which is known as one of the most liberal campuses in America. Watson likely has liberal political leanings.