Kanye West decided to add to the surreality of 2020 by announcing on the Fourth of July that he’s running an independent campaign to become President of the United States. While a couple of big names threw their support behind the “Jesus Is King” rapper, other celebs rolled their eyes. Here are some of the bigger reactions.
Tesla founder Elon Musk, who supported Andrew Yang during the 2020 Democratic primary, tweeted to West that he had his “full support.”
While Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wasn’t as full-throated in his support, he did have this to say when asked on Twitter if he would support West: “If there was Rank Choice voting available and [Kanye] was on the ballot with [Biden] and [Trump,] I would have [Kanye] ahead of [Trump]”
Rose McGowan also likes the idea of a Kanye candidacy, but only as a spoiler for Trump. “Do you think Kanye’s doing it to split votes or just be an anarchist?” she quipped.
Octavia Spencer, on the other hand, wasn’t having any of this. “Too much foolishness today,” the ‘Shape of Water’ actress tweeted about West’s announcement. “It’s obvious that some people live in a bubble. It’s about time to burst it.”
Some actors took West’s announcement as an opportunity to “declare” their candidacy as well. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I too am running for president of the United States!,” tweeted Tiffany Haddish. And her running mate? Dave Chappelle.
Billy Eichner also got in on the big announcements. “Excited to announce I’m running for President….of SAG!!!!!” the comedian wrote. Gabrielle Carteris probably won’t be happy about that.
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