‘Empire’ Cast Endorses Hillary Clinton In New Video Ad
The cast of Empire has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a new video ad.
‘Empire’ Endorses Clinton
Empire creator Lee Daniels directed a number of the stars of his hit Fox series for the TV spot. Among the stars that participated are Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Gray, Trai and Grace Byers, Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe and Tasha Smith.
“What will I tell my son? What will you tell your daughter? What will we tell the future generation?” Henson asks as the video opens.
Gray then says, “Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Philando Castile,” adding later, “There’s only one person in this raise who said Black Lives Matter.”
Byers says, “The violence and nasty rhetoric against mankind is unacceptable.” Henson adds, “If Trump gets into office,” which is followed by Smollett chiming it to say, “it will only get worse.”
Before all of the actors announce that they are voting for Clinton, Daniels says, “So many women and men died for us to have the right to vote. Every time we sit out, we dishonor their sacrifices.”
Clinton has previously received endorsements from the cast of Will & Grace and many Shondaland actors.