Adele was born in the U.K. and cannot vote in the U.S. presidential election. That didn't stop her from making her position loud and clear.On Tuesday, Adele performed a concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, to a packed house. And "rumour has it" that among the attendees was Hillary Clinton. The British singer declared her support for the Democratic candidate and plead with concert-goers not to vote... For Donald Trump, that is.
I do know what to do - don't vote for him, that's all I'm saying. Don't vote for him. I can't vote but I am 100 percent for Hillary Clinton, I love her, she's amazing.The singer-songwriter, known for her hits such as "Rolling In the Deep" and "Don't You Remember," justified her anti-Trump stance in a recent interview for Vanity Fair:
We only know Trump from The Apprentice. So we think a reality star is running for president. I just don’t think anybody should be building walls or shit like that right now. I think we need to look after each other. Everyone must vote.
Interestingly, the contentious Republican candidate himself seems to be an Adele fan. He must be because he was quick to malign Clinton for attending the concert. Why would he care unless he secretly wished he was seeing Adele in concert as well. He told ABC News:
I think it’s so unfair because, you know, Hillary Clinton goes to see an Adele concert last night, and everybody says, ‘Oh, wasn’t that nice, isn’t that wonderful?Sounds like jealousy. During the presidential campaign, the former business magnate used Adele's "Skyfall" as part of his playlist before rallies. And as recently as Monday, Trump played the Grammy Award-winning "Rolling In the Deep" for an event in Waterloo, Iowa, and made an entrance for another rally using the same song.
Adele never gave permission for her music to be played at Trump's rallies. The pop icon wants her fans to know that she doesn't endorse Donald Trump. She was not a lone voice in this endeavor. Fellow artists Neil Young, R.E.M., and Aerosmith have requested that their music not be played at Trump's rallies during the presidential campaign. Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler, ordered a cease-and-desist letter after which the band's classic, "Dream On," became noticeably absent from the rallies. As a runner-up for the Pity-Party candidacy, Trump complained and lambasted Clinton for her five-day break from the campaign trail before the third and final presidential debate while he was under fire for tending to his own obligations.
I built one of the great hotels of the world. What am I supposed to do, not show up? I’m taking one hour off. I’m going to North Carolina right after this, then I’m going back down to Florida. I’m going up to New Hampshire. I’m all over the place.
While Adele sets fires to the rain by declaring her full support for Hillary Clinton, we'll see if any of that matters when the polls are in.
H/T - cnbc, cnn, mashable, abcnews, vanityfair