It's no secret that celebrities like to use their status to influence their fans to vote. It's been happening for decades and this year we have seen Taylor Swift and The Rock come forward with support for Joe Biden.
Last night at the Billboard music awards, Demi Lovato used her voice and the platform to take a stance, seemingly against the ‘Commander In Chief’.
The song touches on much of the turmoil seen in America over the last year and includes poignant lyrics such as
“We were taught when we were young/ If we fight for what’s right there won’t be justice for just some/ We won’t give up, stand our ground/ We’ll be in the streets while you’re bunkering down.”
“Loud and proud, best believe/ We’ll still take knee/ while you’re Commander in Chief.”
Of course, fans were divided.
"SO PROUD OF HER," writes one. Another says: "Too bad you had to put politics into this! Turned Channel!!! and I was enjoying this so much, such AMAZING talent and beautiful voices."
Lovato recently spoke to CNN about the track and its message.
“There’s been so many times that I’ve wanted to write the president a letter or sit down with him and ask him these questions,” she shared. “And then I thought, I don’t really actually want to do that and I thought one way that I could do that is writing a song and releasing it for the whole world to hear and then he has to answer those questions to everybody and not just me.”
Addressing her fans, she added, “We have to turn up and vote because it’s so important that our voices are heard. And, honestly, for me, whether you are a Republican or Democrat, just get out and vote.”
What do you think of her song? You can listen to it here: