Election Day is today and everyone here at Hollywire is encouraging you to go out and VOTE!
But it's not just us. Celebrities want you to make your voice heard too. In the weeks leading up to the election, A-listers have been posting a barrage of videos encouraging people to go out and hit the booths. Granted, most of these videos have had an Obama leaning or flat-out supporting, but hey...that's Hollywood for you! Whatever your political leanings are, some of these videos are downright hilarious though. Click after the jump to see the 9 best celebrity videos encouraging voting this election and then go follow their advice!
For some celebrities like Leonardo, Ellen and Selena Gomez, they don't care who you vote for. They just want your voice to be heard. And they also posed the question of what you would vote on if you could vote for anything. Some of their answers included: more high fives and gays exclusively in the military. "Women having the right to vote," said Ellen. "Oh, they do? Well, that's good."
Similar to Vote 4 Stuff, the classic Rock the Vote campaign features celebrities like Miley and Ryan explaining the additional reasons as to why they're hitting the polls today. "I vote because it makes my fingers stronger for texting," said Miley. You're only using one finger for a touch screen booth, but we guess that's not exactly the point here.
3. Will Ferrell: I'll Do Anything For You to Vote
Will really, really wants you to go out and vote. And he'll do just about anything to make sure it happens. He offers to eat human toenails, garbage and human hair, among other things, to make sure everyone hits the polls today. He reveals at the very end of the video that he's supporting Obama, but it's non-partisan hilarity up until that point.
4. Chris Rock: Barack Obama is the Next White President
"In times like these, you need a white President you can trust. And that white President's name is Barack Obama!" declares Chris. So why else is Barack the whitest option we have for President? According to Chris, his choice of dog and leisure activities are hardly the "blackest" options available. And he's lighter skinned than Snooki. (Can't argue with him there). Then there was his time after college going into black neighborhoods to help organize people. "How white is that?" asked Chris. "Black people don't go into black communities. We don't have to - we're already there!"
There are plenty of women who are pissed off about some of Mitt's proposed policies regarding their health care rights, but that seems to be magnified in the celebrity world. Eva and Scarlett posted this video to outline the most controversial plans Mitt has and declare how important it is to stand up to them.
6. Jennifer Lopez: J.Lo For Obama
Fewer people saw this video than Gigli in theaters, but it's a shame that's the case. Most of the celebrity videos encouraging voting have had a comedic angle to them, but J.Lo decided to go with the straight shooter approach by factually stating all the benefits Obama has made for the Latino community. However, the video has only racked up about 100,000 views since being posted over a week ago.
7. Rosie Perez: Easier As a Latino? Actually...
Rosie took some serious offense to comments Mitt made that it would be easier for him to get elected if he were Latino. "Hispanics represent 17 percent of the population and less than 2 percent of all elected and appointed officials. The advantage is obvious!" she declares. She then ponders about what Mitt's odds would be if he were a woman or gay before flat out declaring that his policies "suck."
Kathy has been heavy on Cher impressions at her recent shows, but now we finally know that Cher is totally in on the joke! The two paired up to make sure that Mitt doesn't "turn back time" on women in a video filled with lyrical references and general Cher mocking. We're also finding it extremely scary that Cher's face LITERALLY. DOES. NOT. MOVE. Now we know what she's been doing in her retirement.
9. Sarah Silverman: Get Nana a Gun (WARNING - NSFW)
There are already reports of voting booths not working and general voter fraud today, but don't say that Sarah didn't warn you. She released a foul-mouthed (but adorable) video about the new anti-voter fraud laws restrict what forms of ID are acceptable to hit the voting booths and directly affect the more than 21 million Americans who don't have drivers licenses. "Hey black people, old people, poor people and students! Guess what you all have in common? Lawmakers are trying to f*** you in your a******s," says Sarah in her typical saccharine voice. And let's just say her solution to the problem is pretty damn funny.
10. Samuel L. Jackson: Wake the F*** Up (WARNING - NSFW)
Samuel took his love of the F-bomb and put it to good use in this video encouraging voters to, ahem, wake the f*** up and not get sucked into political apathy. An adorable and idealistic girl serves as the catalyst for the video as she tries to convince her family to vote. When that doesn't work, Samuel gets in the mix and interrupts all of them at the most inopportune times in an effort to get them to the polls.
Whats your favorite celebrity voting video?
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