These Celebrity Reactions To The ABC Democratic Debate Prove That Hollywood Cares About Politics
People love to watch presidential debates. They just do. The Republican debates are a little more exciting because they are on weeknights and the characters are a little more, well, colorful. But Saturday’s Democratic debate spurred a lot of conversation, especially on social media. It was intriguing enough that celebrities reacted to the ABC Democratic debate, taking some time from their (probably pretty glam) holiday weekend to comment on the pols' performances. Hillary Clinton has a strong Hollywood following, with Lena Dunham and other female celebs in her corner. Bernie Sanders also has a small cult following in Hollywood, and his battle with the Democratic National Committee this week gave commenters a lot to talk about.
Moderators David Muir and Martha Raddatz opened the debate with some tough questions. Although the CNN GOP debate earlier this week drew lots of jokes and criticisms — even the opening theme was over the top — ABC’s debate had a tamer tone. But that doesn’t mean celebs kept quiet. If the Republican debate was all about Donald Trump and his crazy ideas about closing the Internet, the Democratic debate was about, well, Donald Trump. And Hillary’s delivery, how much Bernie Sanders needed to pull through, and sympathy for poor Martin O’Malley. The celeb Twitter commentary started early in the debate and kept on going.
Here are some of the best celebrity reactions to the ABC Democratic debate on Dec. 19:
Comedians Were Ready
This #DemDebate is letting everyone know which comics don't have gigs tonight.— Todd Barry (@toddbarry) December 20, 2015
And Choosing Sides
Bernie ain't afraid of messiness, of apologizing, of embarrassing facts. That's a PRESIDENT you're looking at, people. #DemDebate— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 20, 2015
And Pitying Martin O'Malley
Martin O'Malley must be so sad nobody wanted to steal his data #DemDebate— Jack Mirkinson (@jackmirkinson) December 20, 2015
Martin basically just sang "And I'm telling you..." #DemDebate— Blake McIver (@BlakeMcIver) December 20, 2015
Some Thought Hillary Took Too Long On A Break
Of course Hillary was late back to the stage. You ever seen the lines at the ladies' room in any auditorium? #DemDebate— Jennifer Weiner (@jenniferweiner) December 20, 2015
Even The GOP Showed Up
Congrats to the vast majority of Americans who did not watch this #DemDebate.— Reince Priebus (@Reince) December 20, 2015
Hollywood sometimes gets into trouble when they talk politics. But when they watch the debates with the common-folk, it's much more fun.
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