Celebrities from LeBron James to Taylor Swift tweeted their enthusiastic approval for the California senator.
Hollywood met Monday’s announcement that Kamala Harris will be Joe Biden’s running mate in the 2020 presidential election with a resounding YES!
In fact, the groundbreaking nature of this moment inspired many Hollywood A-listers to take to Tweeter to show their support for the woman Biden called “smart, tough and ready to lead.”
Of course, the historical implications of this moment have escaped no one, from Whoopie Goldberg to LeBron James, for as protests over racial justice swept across the nation, the choice to pick a woman of color became clearer. If elected, the Senator from California will be the first Black and South Asian American woman, and the first graduate of a historically Black college, to serve as vice president of the United States.
At the same time, politically-savvy celebrities no doubt have taken note of the wider implications of Joe Biden’s selection. Biden’s campaign was revitalized in the primary mainly due to the support of South Carolina’s Black Voters. And lest anyone forget: 98% of black women voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Looking to the Future
Kamala Harris, 55, could be the woman to help lead the Democratic party into the future; one that, as candidate Stacy Abrams said on ABC’s The View, will “reflect the diversity of America.”
From Taylor Swift’s emphatic one word Tweet –“YES” – to Debra Messings’ ecstatic “I. AM. ALL FOR IT!!!!!!!!!,” here are the best celebrity reactions.