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Tomorrow marks the final day of voting in the US election.
As a result, everyone is trying to get out the vote – especially celebrities.
But not every famous face has quite nailed the appropriate medium and delivery for the message.
Which is why Lady Gaga’s video announcing her endorsement of Joe Biden is getting a mixed response.
I’m voting for America #vote #election2020 https://t.co/bspDNkxnhJ — Lady Gaga (@Lady Gaga)
Gaga is getting pushback for apparently trying to appeal to ‘rednecks’ (a term used to unfavourably refer to working class white people in rural areas).
In the video, posted to her social media platform, Gaga is dressed in camo and standing in front of a pick up truck, while sipping a beer.
“Hey, this is Lady Gaga,” she says. “I’m voting for America, which means I’m voting for Joe Biden.
“If you live in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona or Florida, I encourage you to vote."
“If you have a friend that lives there, tell them to vote."
“I’m going to be in one of those states tomorrow. Guess which one I’ll be in? Hint: I used to live there”.
Gaga then crushes her beer one handed and throws it away before saying:
Cheers to the 2020 election.
Some people thought the video was an attempt to ‘troll’ Trump supporters.
People said it would “mess with their minds”.
@ladygaga COME THRU DRESSING UP AS A REPUBLICAN TO MESS WITH THEIR MINDS. we don't deserve you queen. Thank you for so much 😭❤ — Lady Gaga Alerts 🌟 (@Lady Gaga Alerts 🌟)
However, others weren’t as impressed.
Gaga was accused of adopting an “aesthetic” and the video was compared to Hillary Clinton’s infamous claim of carrying around hot sauce in her bag, a la Beyoncé.
People said she’d ‘got it all wrong”.
Others said Gaga was perpetuating double standards, as a vocal anti-bullying advocate now “poking fun” at rednecks.
@ladygaga Always respected Gaga 4 intolerance of bullying, making fun of others & stereotypes. Dressing in camo & p… https://t.co/VQxuBZ1azL — Skylar James (@Skylar James)
Maybe back to the drawing board for the next skit.