Joss Whedon’s celebrity friends want you to vote

September 21, 2016 19:21:02 Posted at September 21, 2016 19:21:02
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Joss Whedon founded a Super PAC (America’s campaigning rules are Byzantine and insane) called Save The Day and announced it today with a PSA filled with his celebrity friends. There are the Avengers, repped by RDJ, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Clark Gregg, Don Cheadle, and Cobie Smulders; and comedy pals like Keegan-Michael Key, Yvette Nicole Brown, Taran Killam; and Whedon regulars Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris, Tom Lenk (That Guy from Buffy); and then people like Julianne Moore, Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford—who I did not recognize with white hair—and #wokebae Jesse Williams. When people say “star studded”, they mean this video.

Save The Day is a Hillary Clinton PAC, but rather than focus on HRC—PLEASE let me be using this acronym for the next 4-8 years!—this initial PSA focuses on registration. And that’s really important because progressives, and young progressives in particular, are SH*T at voter turnout, so any and all outreach to get people registered and then, closer to the election, to get them to the polls is important. Whedon gets this, as Save The Day isn’t pushing policy so much as it’s pushing involvement. Get involved, get registered, and then go vote.

As for the video itself, it’s pretty charming. The joke is that if you vote on election day, Mark Ruffalo will do a nude scene in his next movie, which, um, has Mark Ruffalo ever looked as hot as he does here? He’s always had that “disheveled professor” thing going for him, but all of a sudden he’s looking very…fit. I would also like to know what moisturizer RDJ is using.

I don’t mean to keep getting politics in your gossip sauce, but I’m legit scared my country is about to do something irreversibly bad, and this election, in particular, exists at the crossroad of politics and celebrity. Donald Trump is a celebrity, that’s his whole recommendation for being president. He played a hard-boiled businessman on reality TV, and now he wants to play president except that’s a real f*cking job in the real f*cking world with real f*cking consequences for EVERYONE.

So, if you’re American and you’re not registered, or you’re not sure if you’re still in good standing, go to SaveTheDay.Vote and check your local regulations and find out how to get registered. And then, on November Eighth, f*cking well VOTE.

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