Joshua Edmunds at Rutgers University’s Daily Targum wrote:
During the past few months, everyone from Kylie Jenner to Tyler, the Creator has been urging their fans to vote ahead of the 2020 presidential election. This wave of political activism comes as celebrities utilize their platforms more efficiently.
Many young people are unmotivated to involve themselves in politics, as only 46.1 percent of 18-29 year-olds voted in the 2016 presidential election. Celebrities taking to social media to urge young voters comes with mixed levels of success, but having a background in politics make celebrities seem more trustworthy and honest. Depending on their involvement and past, it can lead to a difference in voter turnout.
Read more here. Also see the complete Democracy Chronicles collection of Celebrity Politics articles. In the democratic world where popular artists and other thinkers are free to criticize the government, celebrities have often gone into politics. Celebrities represent a pool of potential political candidates who are usually self-made individuals. At the very least, they are usually not related to previous politicians.