GOOD

Nearly Every Celebrity On Earth Came Together To Share One Simple Message

“We can save the day”

Image via YouTube

When Hollywood A-listers aren’t spending hours in hair and makeup, pretending to be prisoners of war, or doing an equally demanding lemon water detox, they’re pursuing a different mission altogether: convincing people to vote.


Filmmaker Joss Whedon is leading the charge with a super PAC called “Save the Day,” with the aim of getting as many people in voting booths as possible come November 8. To help him do that, he’s enlisted the assistance of nearly every TV and film star on the planet. In a short video to bolster the campaign, 27 actors—including stars as renowned as Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Keegan-Michael Key, and Neil Patrick Harris—look into the camera and plead people to vote.

In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Whedon said,

“It’s about targeting people who either aren’t going to vote or have been anesthetized out of voting—fighting the sort of apathy and cynicism that says, ‘It doesn’t matter if I vote.’ [Voting] matters more than any single thing you’re going to do in the next two years. It’s the exact definition of democracy. It is a heroic and necessary act.”

At the same time, the style and tone of the videos clearly make fun of traditional campaign ads. After a slew of celebrities start off the video by saying how important it is to vote, Robert Downey Jr. launches a wry sentiment, saying, “The only way we can prove that to you is by having lots of famous people repeating how important it is.” They then promise that if you vote, Mark Ruffalo will have a nude scene in his next movie. Now that’s the kind of proposal that can cross party lines.

While never mentioning either presidential candidate by name, Don Cheadle implores viewers to keep “a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society” out of office. (You have one chance to guess who he’s talking about.) Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. echoes that point, asking viewers why we’d want to “give nuclear weapons to a man whose signature move is firing things.” By the end of the three-minute video, it becomes very clear who Whedon’s super PAC wants you to vote for (hint: not Donald Trump).

Watch the video above and just look into Jesse Williams’ eyes. Can you really say no to that face?

via GIPHY

Do these celebrities and your country a favor and register to vote.

Articles
via The Hill / Twitter

President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

The theme of the event was climate change, but Trump chose to use his 30 minutes of speaking time to brag about the "spectacular" U.S. economy and encouraged world leaders to invest in America.

He didn't mention climate change once.

Keep Reading
The Planet
via David Leavitt / Twitter and RealTargetTori / Twitter

Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

Keep Reading
Communities

The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

Keep Reading
The Planet