As we get closer to the 2020 election, more and more celebrities have been making their voices heard about politics. At the beginning of October, Kanye West urged voters to write in his name when voting—he's also currently on the ballot in 11 states. Many people decried West's actions as a ploy to suppress voters, and recently, one celebrity joined the critics calling out West. When Jennifer Aniston posted a photo of herself dropping off her ballot, she urged her followers not to vote for West in the caption. To see how the rapper responded to Aniston, read on, and for other memorable moments from the actor's past, revisit Jennifer Aniston's Last 25 Years in Hollywood, in Photos.
In a lengthy caption on her Oct. 23 Instagram post, Aniston implored her followers to put some serious thought into who they would be voting for. She closed out her caption with, "PS – It's not funny to vote for Kanye. I don't know how else to say it. Please be responsible," followed by a praying hands emoji.
In response to Aniston's comments, West posted a screenshot of a Vanity Fair article with the headline, "Jennifer Aniston Endorses Joe Biden, Tells Fans 'It's Not Funny to Vote for Kanye.'" West captioned the post, "Wow that Rogan interview got em shook Let's gooooooooo." The post has since been deleted.
West was referencing his recent interview on the popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. In the interview, which ran almost three hours long, West discussed his presidential campaign, along with other personal anecdotes.
While Aniston may be one of the few celebrities to explicitly warn their fans against voting for West, plenty of A-listers have been showing off their right to vote this month. Here are more stars who have posted a photo of themselves voting while urging their followers to do the same. And for more Aniston news, Jennifer Aniston's Adorable New Rescue Puppy Has the Classiest Name.
In total Lady Gaga fashion, the star was doing the absolute most in her Instagram post about voting. In the video, Gaga appears as a car door slides up. She emerges from the car wearing sparkly pink platform boots, a sweatshirt, and a face mask. While she struts to the ballot box, her song "Babylon" plays. After popping the ballot in the box, Gaga strikes a pose. The caption read "Category: Ballot Drop Off Realness." We give her a 10 out of 10. And for more up-to-date information, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds both posted to commemorate the Canadian Reynolds' first time voting in the U.S. "It was Ryan's first time. He was understandably scared. It all happened so fast. Like, REALLY fast. He wept. I pretended to weep. Then he called all his friend," Lively's caption read.
If you look at Reynolds' and Lively's photos side by side, you may notice something strange: Lively drew heels on her bare feet for her own post, while Reynolds left his photo unedited. The couple later poked fun at the situation. And to see how Reynolds' famous friend celebrated his birthday, Hugh Jackman Posts Dorky Ryan Reynolds Throwback Photo for His Birthday.
Selena Gomez posted pictures of herself donning an "I voted" sticker along with one photo of herself filling out her ballot.
When the former first lady, Michelle Obama, puts out a challenge, Kerry Washington accepts. She voted early and then "[tagged] three friends to join [her] #VotingSquad" to remind them to do the same.
Washington posted a photo of her pup, who would be accompanying her to the ballot box for support. She also tapped in Mariah Carey, Sterling K. Brown, and Kourtney Kardashian "to get their squads together and vote early too!"
Jonathan Van Ness
Jonathan Van Ness faced quite a few bumps in the road, including a missing absentee ballot, a janky computer system, and nearly four hours of trying to make sure his vote would count, but it all worked out in the end. And for more celebrity news, This Is the Worst SNL Host of All Time, Cast Says.
Zendaya posted a short video to Instagram in which she was squatting beside a ballot box, giving the camera two thumbs up with the caption, "Just a couple of voters dropping off their ballots."
Julia Roberts accepted the voting challenge from Rita Wilson, and posted a photo of herself in a black suit with "vote" written all over it in white lettering.
"I did it! Did you? Feels good to exercise my right to VOTE," reads Reese Witherspoon's Instagram picture. The photo shows Witherspoon holding her mail-in ballot with a bright ray of sunshine above her head. "I like to think that ray of light coming through the trees is ALL of the women who came before me who did not have this fundamental right," she added.
Joe Jonas also took on the challenge from Obama, and posted not one but two photos wearing an "I voted" sticker. Jonas challenged Matthew McConaughey, Wilmer Valderrama, and Diplo to get their voting squad together and hit the polls. And for celebrities behaving not-so-well, This Is the Worst Guest Today Has Ever Had, Host Says.
Demi Moore posted a photo of herself submitting her vote with the caption, "Letting my voice be heard! This could be the most important election of our lives…Get out and vote because it matters! Our future depends on it."