The cast of Empire has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in a minute-long ad. On Wednesday, a brand new episode of Empire aired on FOX where Mariah Carey made an unexpected appearance in a sexy leotard to belt out a beautiful duet with Jamal portrayed by Jussie Smollett.
In the same episode, Lucious Lyon played by Terrence Howard discovered that Anika Calhoun-Lyon (Grace Byers) was also good at getting what she needs under the desk.
However, social media went into a frenzy over a Clinton ad that was released before the episode aired. The clip entitled “What Will You Say?” featured most of the cast of the hit drama minus Mr. Howard.
The actors explained that they will be voting for Clinton because she is the only candidate who will say, Black Lives Matter. They also stated that they want her to protect Obamacare. Moreover, she will defend gay and women’s rights, they say.
It opened with Taraji P. Henson, who plays the funny and often crazy Cookie Lyons in the series. Henson, who has a son in college who had a minor incident with the police, asked:
“What will I tell my son? What will you tell your daughter? What will we tell the future generation?”
Bryshere Gray spoke about Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray and Philando Castile and concluded by saying that Clinton is the one, who will fight for black people. Byers said:
“The violence and nasty rhetoric against mankind are unacceptable.”
Smollett, Tasha Smith, Gabourey Sidibe and Byers all praised the former secretary of state for fighting for reasonable gun laws and for taking a stand for people, who have faced discrimination. Empire creator Lee Daniels, who directed the ad, asked Americans to go vote. He said:
“So many women and men died for us to have the right to vote.Every time we sit out, we dishonor their sacrifices.”
The ad has already amassed 130,176 views. This season, TV shows are letting viewers know where they stand. Blackish aired a clip of Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention and urged people to go vote. Superstore tackled a woman’s right to choose and the Second Amendment. Moreover, New Girl spoke about Clinton and poked fun at Donald Trump in a recent episode.