As we move ever closer to the midterm elections, athletes and celebrities are taking it to the street to get the word out about candidates who they feel reflect their values and ideals on how the United States is supposed to be.
Indeed, the very same country that once called out for nations to send them their “huddle masses” is quickly becoming a quasi-fascist state with racist, sexist and elitist edicts being unceremoniously handed out on Twitter via the sitting president.
On Saturday, rap artist Travis Scott took part in the broiling political dialectic by speaking at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, who is attempting to become the first democratic governor of Texas since Ann W. Richards occupied the office from 1991 to 1995.
Travis Scott speaking at Beto O’Rourke’s rally in Houston @trvisXX making sure the kids vote! 🗳🗳🗳 https://t.co/FGVMQYhHbP
“I just want to reiterate real quick that all the kids need to go out [to the polls],” he said via a bullhorn. “We need to just tell our peers, whenever we’re jamming music, whenever we at these concerts, we need to just tell our peers to step out and vote.”
LeBron James sporting a @BetoORourke hat in San Antonio tonight. Beto is running for the Senate seat in Texas that Ted Cruz holds right now.
While not directly engaging in the discussion, LeBron James, who’s sparred regularly with Donald Trump on social media regarding his divisive tactics and charged political vitriol, threw his support behind the candidate as well, wearing an O’Rourke hat prior to a recent game against the San Antonio Spurs.