Stars like Bradley Cooper, Katy Perry, and Orlando Bloom may have been out in full-force at the Democratic National Convention, but not every liberal-leaning celeb is on board for Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House.
Vocal Bernie Sanders supporters Shailene Woodley and Rosario Dawson are not sold on Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president. The pair have joined ardent Sanders supporters Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover in voicing their skepticism over Clinton’s nomination.
“There’s a lot of talk about unity, but we’re not feeling it, we’re not seeing it, it’s not being reflected to individual delegates I’ve spoken to,” Dawson told The Young Turks. She continued, claiming that she spoke to “a lot of voters who didn’t even get to be counted, so that we’re not just saying unity, but trying to build it.” The 37-year-old actress was particularly unimpressed with the DNC email leaks which implied that there was party bias against Sanders from the get-go.
“It has not been a fair fight. It’s been an ugly fight,” she said of the DNC.
For Woodley, 24, she shares her own reasons behind not jumping on the Clinton bandwagon just yet.
“If you tell someone, ‘You have to vote for this person to prevent A, B, C and D,’ I don’t think there’s going to be much momentum,” the “Divergent” star said.
It’s a sentiment echoed by Dawson. “When I’m at the DNC and I’m seeing Trump’s name everywhere because ‘Love Trumps Hate,’ I want to know that that love is actually there,” she remarked. “Saying that you’re better than Trump is not saying very much … I think it’s important that [Sanders supporters’] votes are earned and not just expected to be delivered.”
Woodley has been speaking out about her political leanings, recently telling CNS News about the most-important issues facing young voters.
“A lot of young voters recognize that if we don’t have a plan, none of these other issues we’re paying attention to really matter,” she said. “Climate change is real. The earth is heating up, and the glaciers are melting. Feminism I think is very big and equality amongst women and the LGBT community.”