Donald Trump may be doing extremely well in the polls, but he’s not doing so hot in Hollywood—numerous celebrities recently signed in support of a Stop Hate Dump Trump campaign.
The message is one of unity in the face of Trump’s fear-mongering and hatred. According to the campaign’s website, “We believe Trump is a grave threat to democracy, freedom, human rights, equality, and the welfare of our country and all our people.”
“History has shown us what happens when people refuse to stand against hate-filled leaders. We pledge ourselves to speak out in every way possible against the politics of hate and exclusion he represents.”
Multiple celebrities have endorsed the campaign’s platform, including Jane Fonda, Danny Glover, Lily Tomlin, Noam Chomsky, Kerry Washington, Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Rosie O’Donnell, Roseann Barr, and Michael More.
Eve Ensler, playwright and creator of The Vagina Monologues, noted in a statement that the organization’s intent is to “put the media and political institutions on notice that they are accountable for normalizing Trump’s extremism by treating it as entertainment, by giving it inordinate and unequal air time and by refusing to investigate, interrogate or condemn it appropriately.”
The website features examples of Trump’s hateful rhetoric, highlighting offensive comments he has made about Muslims, Latinos, African Americans, and women.
The campaign currently has over 8,000 signatures, but with celebrity support, could certainly become very powerful.