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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Cyndi Lauper Endorses Hillary Clinton and Red Hot Chili Peppers Post a Ditty About Bernie Sanders on Instagram

Posted By on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 12:21 PM

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It's campaign season which means that everyone, even those who you think wouldn't be the most politically-inclined, are getting in on the action. There's been no shortage of artists and bands who have come out to support candidates — 50 Cent, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, Jamie Foxx, Ellie Goulding, Ariana Grande, and Jon Bon Jovi, to name a few, will be voting for Hillary, Neil Young, Vampire Weekend, The Dead Kennedys, and Lil B support Bernie Sanders, Kid Rock is routing for Ben Carson, and Wayne Newton is backing The Donald  — and today, two more musical acts have thrown their hats in the ring. 

In an interview with Rolling Stone Country, singer Cyndi Lauper (who recently spoke out against Trump for anti-Muslim comments) said she'd be voting for Hillary Clinton. "She's the person who can actually do the job," she said in the interview. "She can work with these guys on both sides." 

Lauper also urged readers to vote this election season, using a comparison to Adolf Hitler's Germany as a means of motivation. "Not that anybody's like Hitler, but if you want to be included in your country, you better include yourself and use your vote. Use your vote as your voice. Because you don't want to walk around voiceless." 

In an video posted on Red Hot Chili Pepper frontman Anthony Kiedis's Instagram on Monday, March 14, the whole band sang an a cappella ditty for Vermont senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. The short song, which is but a few seconds long, plugs the senator's website (berniesanders.com), and well, that's about it. While it's no feat of genius, it's the sentiment behind it that really counts. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be voting for Sanders and they apparently want you to do so, as well. 

The Red Hot @ChiliPeppers have a message for you... #rhcp

A video posted by Anthony Kiedis (@realkiedis) on


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