On the 29th of September, Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump faced off for the 1st Presidential Debate. The debate was hosted by Chris Wallace of Fox News and things got pretty controversial. The debate quickly turned into a verbal fistfight as millions of Americans watched in disbelief. Trump even made some controversial racist comments at moments during the debate. Many of our favourite musicians reacted to the debate, here is what they had to say:
Cardi B – Rapper Cardi B posted a series of videos on Instagram of her reacting to the debate. She describes the debate as “spicy”.
Lizzo – Lizzo uploaded a video of herself discussing her thoughts of the debate and the election itself. She preaches to her audience the importance of voting and to do your part for the country. Lizzo further discusses her disapproval of American politics in general, “I believe in togetherness… but none of this sh*t is together”.
Chance the Rapper – Chancellor Jonathan Bennet tweeted saying “The entire country has to make a decision as to whether it will continue to downplay the fact that our President is an openly racist White Supremacist and what that means for its citizens, or… VOTE HIM OUT”
P!nk – Alecia Beth Moore angrily tweeted “Are you okay with this dipsh*t? Seriously? I’m so ashamed that we’ve lowered ourselves to even consider another term for this shameful loser. Even if you think it’s still defendable behaviour. Your children are watching”.
Ariane Grande – Ariana tweeted encouraged American citizens to vote after what happened during the debate. She declared “if last night’s debate didn’t light a fire under your ass i’m not quite sure what will. please make sure u and everyone u love / know is registered & ready. u can also vote early! only 34 days till the election is over”
Katy Perry – Katy Perry uploaded a segment of the Presidential Debate to her Instagram that showed Trump avoiding the question of “are you willing to condemn white supremacist and militia groups?”. She additionally wrote a caption stating “Condemn white supremacy and blatant racism with YOUR vote. NOV 3RD”.
John Legend – John Legend tweeted “We can’t put ourselves through another 4 years of this walking dumpster fire”.