Hollywood Loses Big on Election Night

By Brian Flood | Fox News

Taylor Swift, Beyoncé unsuccessful midterm support helps prove that celebrity endorsements don’t matter, critics say

Hollywood heartthrobs, pop stars and athletes went all in on the 2018 midterm elections, using their platform to advocate for their candidates of choice – but when ballots were counted it became clear that celebrity endorsements don’t seem to matter to voters.

“Last night, the American voters — once again — told Hollywood that they simply don’t care what they think. All across the country, Hollywood darlings were rejected by the voters,” conservative strategist Chris Barron told Fox News.

Barron previously told Fox News that “Hillary Clinton would be president” if celebrities had a net positive impact on elections. Tuesday’s results echo that theory:

  • Taylor Swift made headlines by endorsing former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen in Tennessee’s Senate race, but he lost to incumbent Rep. Marsha Blackburn.
  • Dave Chappelle campaigned for his longtime friend Ben Jealous, who lost a bid to be the governor of Maryland.
  • Oprah Winfrey and Will Ferrell hit the stump for Democrat Stacey Abrams in Georgia’s heated gubernatorial contest. As of this writing, she is trailing by more than 2 percentage points and refuses to concede.
  • Stars from LeBron James to Beyonce were vocal about supporting Beto O’Rourke in his failed attempt to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
  • Rihanna and Sean “Diddy” Combs were among celebrities who supported Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum to no avail.
The Fader – a music and pop culture magazine — published a list of the “10 most important celebrity endorsements for the 2018 midterms” on Monday. Of the 10 endorsements deemed “most important,” only two were victorious: rapper Meek Mill’s candidate, Democratic Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf, and rapper T.I.’s choice of Ayanna Pressley – who ran unopposed.

“Suffice it to say, celebrity endorsements were one of the biggest losers of the midterms,” The Daily Signal wrote.

Speculation of a “Taylor Swift effect” that would motivate young voters to tip the race to the Democrat proved unfounded.(AP)

Liberal celebrities have been leading the Resistance ever since President Trump’s shock victory in 2016 and many of them took to social media on Election Day, urging Americans to vote. By the end of the night on Tuesday, actress Alyssa Milano was a microcosm of Hollywood when she pivoted to the 2020 election.

“Beto lost? That’s ok,” she tweeted. “Now he can run for President.”

Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor told Fox News that Tuesday’s results put a spotlight on the fact that famous people don’t influence voters.

“One glance at Taylor Swift’s pathetic endorsement of Senate loser Phil Bredesen should end the media obsession with celebrity endorsements,” Gainor said. “Look at Beyoncé’s last-minute support for loser Beto O’Rourke. All she did was generate a little social justice capital, not influence an election.”

Meanwhile, Trump supporters — such as Conservative writer Carmine Sabia — took to Twitter to express his joy over the results.

“I cannot express how thrilling it is that Beto, Abrams and Gillum did not win. A mega middle finger to Hollywood,” Sabia wrote, while Fox News’ Laura Ingraham declared Oprah and Ferrell two of the night’s “biggest losers.”

As historically self-loving celebrities gear up for 2020, it will be interesting to see if Hollywood learns from the 2018 midterms – but Gainor doesn’t expect much to change.

“The only reason these endorsements get any attention at all is they allow the press to write glowing, click-bait stories about their preferred liberal candidates. In reality, they remind us all that Hollywood is a left-wing pit of vipers who think they are better than ordinary Americans,” Gainor said.

Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.


“….they remind us all that Hollywood is a left-wing pit of vipers who think they are better than ordinary Americans.”  ~Dan Gainor, Media Research Center

It gives me great pleasure to share this article showing that the endorsements of the Left’s elitist celebrities aren’t worth much.  Last night had to be a well-deserved kick to their giant-sized egos.  Some of the quotes in this piece are priceless.  



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10 replies

  1. I’m finding these endorsements to be very helpful. Struggling over keeping my old records, I now will be culling and destroying many. It also helps to decide which movies and shows to pay to watch and shortens the list, and thinning out the collections of those will be much easier. Almost as helpful as now knowing for many years which tv networks no longer get time on my tvs, and which newspapers to not buy or read, and . . . well, there’s only so much time and I really appreciate their brain droppings to assist in culling the wheat from the chaff.

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  2. “Beto lost? That’s ok,” she (Alyssa Milano) tweeted. “Now he can run for President.”

    LOL. Only a lib would think that a guy who lost a senate race (after squandering tons of money) would make a good president.

    Alyssa played a witch in the TV series Charmed and her character was good at seeing the future through her premonitions and now that’s carried over into reality and she thinks she can predict a future president. Here’s some free advice for you, Alyssa – stick to acting because you suck at politics.

    I’m with you and Carmine – the losses experienced by their favored candidates has been a great source of joy and laughter.

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    • “Only a lib would think that a guy who lost a senate race (after squandering tons of money) would make a good president.”

      Especially when losing to Ted Cruz is his ONLY claim to fame! But as we know, Democrats don’t exactly have a high bar when it comes to accomplished candidates. I think Beto’s primary selling point was that he bore a slight resemblance to Bobby Kennedy, which apparently qualifies one for high office. And being a B-grade actress who doesn’t know how to run her personal finances (she’s broke) is apparently good enough qualification to influence the thinking of the liberal sheep.

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  3. I hadn’t realized that all the races the celebs endorsed lost! Of course my governor, Tom Wolf with the C after his name is still in. *throwup smiley here*

    That was a great post!!!

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  4. I was particularly happy over those losses because I live in FL and have friends/family in most of the other states – would NOT have been a happy camper if any of us were stuck with such far left leadership.

    Do you think we’ll see another rash of celebrities threatening to move to Canada? …. Have you ever wondered why they rarely leave and/or don’t flee to Mexico or even Venezuela, since they love socialism?

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    • >>“Have you ever wondered why they rarely leave and/or don’t flee to Mexico or even Venezuela, since they love socialism?”

      No, ma’am. I expect liars to lie.

      But they would tell you that they only love the SPECIAL kind of socialism where there really is such a thing as a free lunch and where the producers will keep cheerfully producing even when their profits are sucked away by the takers in society. They don’t want the bad socialism where reality actually exists.

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