The Democratic National Convention has attracted some high-wattage star power, with celebs like actresses Lena Dunham and Chloe Grace Moretz and singers Demi Lovato and Katy Perry on the docket, eager to support nominee Hillary Clinton. But some of the A-listers are in Philly to support Clinton’s erstwhile rival Bernie Sanders.
Shailene Woodley, star of the “Divergent” series, is there on the Bernie bandwagon.
So is Susan Sarandon, who posted this tweet from a Sanders speech:
A video journalist made a GIF of Sarandon shaking her head at someone else’s speech, noting she was not having any of it. Sarandon later retweeted this with a one-word validation: “Accurate.”
Danny Glover spoke at a Sanders rally in an area park:
Actress Rosario Dawson is seriously feeling the Bern – blasting Clinton during an address to Sanders delegates at a pre-event function on Sunday.
“Hillary Clinton, who I’ve said before, and I stand by, is not a leader, she’s a follower,” she said to a loud chorus of boos. “She follows public opinion on things.”
The diverging celeb opinion mirrors the discordant note upon which the convention kicked off. Disgraced DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was forced to give up her ceremonial gavel and has announced her resignation from her party post, faced a loud and angry group of protesters during a gathering of her home-state delegation on Monday. They chanted “shame on you” as the congresswoman struggled to speak over the shouters, many of whom held signs that simply said “E-MAILS.”
The protesters’ signs were referencing a convention-eve data leak that showed party officials worked against Sanders during the primary season, when they were supposedly neutral.
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