Hollywood Celebrities Perform Cheerleading Duty for DNC Convention: ‘I’m So Happy I’m a F**king Democrat’

Amanda Edwards; Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
Amanda Edwards; Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Hollywood celebrities were on cheerleading duty for the first night of the Democratic National Convention, using their social media accounts to lift party spirits and whip up the enthusiasm for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Democratic stalwarts including Rob Reiner, Bette Midler, Mia Farrow and Cher took the lead in attempting to energize the party base around the Biden/Harris ticket. Actress and left-wing activist Alyssa Milano tweeted, “I’m so happy I’m a fucking Democrat.”

But other stars seemed to acknowledge that they had a clunker on their hands. TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee tweeted that this was the “first National Convention to also feel like a PBS pledge drive.”

The virtual convention kicked off with a dose of Hollywood star power in the form of actress Eva Longoria, who tore into the Trump administration by saying that the last four years have left the country “diminished and divided.” The convention also featured celebrity assists from singers including Bruce Springsteen, Leon Bridges and the late John Prine, whose music helped to enliven the proceedings.

Alyssa Milano tweeted her joy of being a member of the Democratic party.

Rob Reiner also proclaimed his pride of being a Democrat, adding that the youth choir performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” gave him “chills.”

Bette Midler was impressed that the convention featured a reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Cher also gushed about the convention opener.

Singer Bruce Springsteen and E Street band member Nils Lofgren touted their own music that was performed during the convention

Some celebrities seemed more excited about the musical numbers than for Joe Biden. Comedian Wanda Sykes tweeted her enthusiasm for Bruce Springsteen, while actress Piper Perabo was excited about Leon Bridges.

Other celebrities appeared to acknowledge the dullness of the virtual convention. TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee joked that this is the first national convention to “feel like a PBS pledge drive.” Comedian Billy Eichner called the convention irrelevant.

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