Hillary Clinton Supports One Direction’s 1D/Action Charity: “The Boys Are Right”
As Gossip Cop reported, One Direction launched the initiative on Wednesday, calling on fans to help them combat poverty and climate change. The group specifically asked Directioners to make videos urging world leaders to take action on issues including inequality and more. And at least one potential leader is already listening.
Clinton’s official account tweeted, “The boys are right. We need everyone’s help to get the planet moving in the right direction. http://action1d.onedirectionmusic.com #action1D.” The message currently has more than 22,000 retweets and 24,000 favorites.
While many of One Direction’s fans are too young to vote in the upcoming election, it’s possible she’s trying to court the group’s 18-and-over fan base in America. It’s not the first time Clinton has shown an interest in reaching out to celebrity followers, either. As Gossip Cop reported, after Beyoncé attended a fundraiser in May, Clinton’s account posted a photo of the superstar, writing, “Say you’ll Bey on Team #Hillary2016, too.”
More recently, Lady Gaga performed at Clinton event in New York just a few weeks ago. And it was announced on Thursday that Scooter Braun, manager to Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, will be hosting a Clinton fundraiser with the politician next month. The moves aren’t surprising. Millennials are expected to be a powerful voting group in 2016.
Now the only question is: Will One Direction, whose members are NOT American, endorse Clinton right back? See the tweet below, and tell us what you think.