Before the first 2016 presidential debate began, female celebrities had already picked their winner: Hillary Clinton. From Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian to Olivia Wilde, Hollywood declared “#ImWithHer.”
The debate airs Monday at 9pm with NBC anchor Lester Holt as moderator. In the morning, singer Katy Perry tweeted in anticipation, “Ready for #mudslingmonday #YOUGOTTHISHRC” along with a cartoon.
When a follower asked Perry about the “talking point you're most interested to hear about,” Perry responded, “national security, gun control, police reform, excess incarceration and woman's rights.” (In other words, abortion.)
Actress Julianne Moore retweeted Kardashian. But not before tweeting herself, “#ImWithHer and I'm registered and ready to vote on Nov 8th.”
Scandal actress Kerry Washington showed her support by retweeting Hillary Clinton:
And actress Connie Britton simply tweeted out the New York Times editorial board's endorsement of Clinton:
Tweeting out a Clinton ad, actress Jaime King commented, “All people, watch this- what kind of person do you want guiding our country when this is how they view our daughters, mothers, women, wives.”
All people, watch this- what kind of person do you want guiding our country when this is how they view our daughters, mothers, women, wives. https://t.co/9M1IT9c0xr— Jaime King (@Jaime_King) September 25, 2016
Actress Olivia Wilde shared the same ad on Twitter:
Clinton's celebrity fans combined boast hundreds of millions of Twitter followers themselves. Her popularity in the entertainment industry isn't surprising considering Hollywood has spent decades scripting a Hillary presidency.