Hollywood liberals now think that condescending stares will motivate voters to get to the polls in November.
A group of pretentious HBO stars featured in a new video supposedly aimed at getting Americans to vote has backfired on Twitter, creating a wave of “vote Republican” tweets.
Lena Dunham, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kumail Nanjiani, Tony Hale, “Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin, “Westworld” star Ed Harris and even Henry Winkler appear in the “Rock the Vote” video, silently staring at the camera.
“Right now, there’s only one voice that needs to be heard. Yours,” the video ends.
“The right to vote is one of the most ignored gifts of our democracy,” HBO’s senior vice president of corporate social responsibility, Dennis Williams, said in a statement. “At HBO, we often have programs that give voice to the underrepresented. This partnership with Rock the Vote is us encouraging you to use your voice so that you are heard.”
Rock the Vote president Carolyn DeWitt added that there “needs to be a heightened awareness of the importance of all American voices, especially those of young people.”
“By voting, these voices can be put to real use,” she said, presumably meaning only voices on the left.
“Your voice is only as loud as your vote,” HBO tweeted.
— HBO (@HBO) September 21, 2018
But that unleashed a torrent of responses urging voters to “vote Republican” in an epic thread on Twitter.
— Eric (@EZTryon) September 25, 2018
— There (@isnosubstitute) September 25, 2018
I will be voting Red. Keep America Great!!! #Trump2020Landslide ???
— Sarah Michelle (@sariberri83) September 25, 2018
— Gabe Fuentes (@Gabe_gbrfnt) September 25, 2018
— Concurrent (@Harteson) September 25, 2018
— Kim Couture??Tosti (@KimiCouture) September 26, 2018
Well my voice says, “VOTE REPUBLICAN!!”
— Davinawilliams (@Selenaw70124375) September 25, 2018
I am registered. I am voting Republican. I am canceling HBO.
— Debbie (@DebbiePhatkat) September 25, 2018
The video earned plenty of mockery on social media as Twitter users slammed it for doing anything but motivating them to vote.
If you need to be reminded to vote you probably shouldn’t
— #FreeLeonardPeltier #FreeRedFawn (@burnodo) September 25, 2018
Hahahahahaha…the self absorbed arrogance of these actors believing their stares have great importance is lsughable! https://t.co/s3N0dFyu2Y
— Carol Trahan (@CarolCTrahan) September 25, 2018
Me: Siri show me an example of pretentiousness.
Siri: ?? https://t.co/EnC09mWzo2
— Cory (@coryblue1992) September 25, 2018
Damn …..silence is GOLDEN!
— Achilles Cobalt (@achilles_cobalt) September 25, 2018
This is honestly the worst ad I have ever seen in my life. I want those 10 seconds back
— Maria Sprague ?? (@realriasprague) September 26, 2018
— Kevin (@Kevin_Mackie) September 25, 2018
Unless you’re a Republican, they thought to themselves. https://t.co/363YgqqvKJ
— Ericka Andersen (@ErickaAndersen) September 25, 2018
PS – Congrats on the Emmy, Mr. Winkler.
— Angus T. Kirk (@angusparvo) September 25, 2018
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