The entertainment industry is filled with highly vocal liberals, and many stars and public figures proudly associate themselves with the Democratic party. Let’s look at 31 famous celebrities who advocate for left-leaning policies and liberal politicians.
1. Katy Perry
Pop star Katy Perry performed at Barack Obama’s inaugural ball and the 2016 DNC. She’s a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and advocates for LGBTQ+ rights.
Queen Bey and husband Jay Z are close with the Obamas. Beyonce performed at Obama’s inaugurations and endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016.
3. John Legend
Singer John Legend is a long-time liberal activist who advocates for criminal justice reform. He and wife Chrissy Teigen endorsed Elizabeth Warren.
4. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio supports environmentalist causes and donated heavily to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. He also endorsed Joe Biden for president.
5. Demi Lovato
Pop star Demi Lovato performs at LGBTQ+ rights benefits and has spoken about struggles with mental illness, urging health reforms.
6. Mark Ruffalo
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo advocates for climate change action, LGBTQ+ rights and donations to left-wing causes. He campaigned for Bernie Sanders.
7. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has described herself as politically progressive and spoke at the Women’s March. She also campaigned for Hillary Clinton.
8. Kerry Washington
Scandal” star Kerry Washington advocates for equal voting rights and reproductive rights. She performed a play about Anita Hill during the Kavanaugh hearings.
9. Robert DeNiro
Oscar winner Robert DeNiro frequently speaks against Donald Trump and Republicans. He advocates for gun control and supported Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
10. Eva Longoria
Desperate Housewives” alum Eva Longoria spoke at the 2012 DNC and campaigns on behalf of Latinx and women’s issues, including equal pay and reproductive rights.
11. George Clooney
Actor George Clooney is a major donor to Democratic candidates. He endorsed Hillary Clinton and has criticized policies that harm refugees and minorities.
12. Bruce Springsteen
Rocker Bruce Springsteen performed during Obama’s inaugural celebrations and is a vocal supporter of liberal causes from LGBTQ+ rights to economic justice.
13. Taylor Swift
While publicly apolitical for years, Taylor Swift has recently become more vocal against Republicans and endorsed Democratic candidates in Tennessee.
14. Wanda Sykes
Comedian Wanda Sykes advocates for LGBTQ+ rights and performed at a Human Rights Campaign event. She mocks conservatives like Trump on her comedy tours.
15. Ben Affleck
Actor Ben Affleck has described himself as “very liberal” and spoke at the 2004 DNC. He also supports organizations like Feeding America and the Clinton Foundation.
16. Jamie Lee Curtis
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has campaigned and raised funds for liberal Democrats. She has also advocated for gun reform in the wake of shootings.
17. Lin-Manuel Miranda
The hip-hop musical mastermind behind “Hamilton” actively supports immigrant rights and Puerto Rico aid. He performed at the White House during Obama’s term.
18. Chrissy Teigen
Outspoken on Twitter, Chrissy Teigen slams Republicans and aligns with liberal causes. She and husband John Legend endorsed Elizabeth Warren.
19. Stephen King
One of Donald Trump’s biggest celebrity detractors, horror author Stephen King uses Twitter to criticize Republicans and endorse leftist figures like Elizabeth Warren.
20. Sarah Silverman
Comedian Sarah Silverman performs at Democratic fundraisers and skewers Donald Trump and GOP policies. She was a vocal Bernie Sanders supporter.
21. Amy Schumer
Raunchy comedian Amy Schumer mocks Republicans in her standup and speaks about issues like gun control. She endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016.
22. Melissa Benoist
“Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist participated in the 2017 Women’s March and advocates for refugees, immigration reform, and the LGBTQ+ community.
23. Janelle Monae
Singer Janelle Monáe advocates for women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and racial justice. She dedicates activism efforts through her organization Fem the Future.
24. Ellen DeGeneres
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres advocates for LGBTQ+ rights and supports animal welfare. She has hosted Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on her show.
25. LeBron James
NBA star LeBron James endorsed Hillary Clinton and speaks against racial injustice and police brutality. He slams Trump’s rhetoric against Black Americans.
Pop icon Cher is a longtime critic of Republicans. She campaigned for Hillary Clinton and regularly slams Donald Trump on social media.
27. Pearl Jam
Eddie Vedder and the rock band Pearl Jam align with liberal causes like the environment, reproductive rights, and voting rights. They perform concerts to support Democratic candidates.
28. John Cusack
Vocal on Twitter, actor John Cusack slams conservatives while supporting causes like whistleblower protections and animal rights. He strongly backed Bernie Sanders.
29. Ariana Grande
Pop star Ariana Grande advocated for gun reform following the Manchester bombing at her 2017 concert. She has performed at LGBTQ+ rights benefits.
30. Cardi B
Rapper Cardi B is outspoken on issues like police brutality, the MeToo movement, and Bernie Sanders’ progressive platform. She harpooned Trump during the government shutdown.
31. Patton Oswalt
Comedian Patton Oswalt regularly mocks Republican policies. He advocates for LGBTQ+ rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, and action against climate change.
Out and Proud Liberals
From acting to music, comedy, writing and beyond, these vocal celebs use their platforms to champion progressive policies and Democratic candidates. They aim to inspire fans to keep fighting for change.