Hillary Clinton has had her fair share of issues on the campaign trail. Many of which have been her repeated issues with Black voters who have approached her about her stances on key issues facing them. Even amidst all that, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, and Shonda Rhimes (and Shondland veteran Ellen Pompeo) say they are standing with Hillary Clinton in this presidential campaign.
In the video, the actresses and Rhimes say that, even though they only play and produce complex characters on-screen, “the real world has Hillary Clinton.” Comparing the powerful and “overqualified” women they bring to life in Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder to Clinton seems to be their way of saying that she is much like Olivia Pope, Annelise Keating or Dr. Meredith Grey. I’m not sure I agree but I get what they are trying to do there.
They go on and praise Clinton calling her “a bona fide, rolls up her sleeves, fights for what’s right, in it for you, won’t back down champion for all of us.”
Rhimes was so emphatic about her support that she took to Twitter to promote Clinton directly.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) March 11, 2016
As far as celebrity endorsements go, this is a pretty big deal. Not to mention, these three Black women are highly admired both within Black communities and across racial and party lines. Yet, it remains to be seen how these endorsements will play out in the remaining primaries.
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