WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Ariana Grande posted an Instagram photo of her and Sen. Bernie Sanders after the senator stopped by her concert in Atlanta on Tuesday night.
- ‘MY GUY. thank you Senator Sanders for coming to my show, making my whole night and for all that you stand for !!!” Grande wrote on her caption.
- The senator replied to the post by thanking the “thank u, next” singer for her support and for ‘being such an outstanding advocate for social justice’.
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has a new celebrity endorsement: pop superstar Ariana Grande.
The 78-year-old senator went to Ariana Grande’s Atlanta concert on Tuesday night and posed with the singer backstage. The following day, both Sanders and Grande shared the photos on Instagram.
“MY GUY,” the 26-year-old pop star wrote on Instagram in what appeared to be a glowing endorsement of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. “thank you, Senator Sanders, for coming to my show, making my whole night and for all that you stand for !!!”
Grande also added in her caption that she’s encouraging civic participation at her concerts with HeadCount, an organization that registers voters at concerts, music festivals and other cultural events.
“@headcountorg and i are doing our best to make you proud,” the petite singer wrote. “i’m so proud of my fans for paying attention and getting involved. we adore you! also… i will never smile this hard again.”
The Vermont senator commented on the Instagram post, writing, “Thank you Ariana Grande for not only being a wonderful entertainer, but also for being such an outstanding advocate for social justice. We must all be prepared – like Ariana – to fight for everyone who is struggling.”
Sanders then reposted the singer’s photos, with an added caption: “It was great to meet her in Atlanta last night.”
Grande commented on Sanders’ post with a string of three black heart emojis.
The “thank u, next” singer isn’t the first celebrity to endorse Bernie Sanders.
In July, rapper Cardi B sat down with the senator to film a 2020 presidential campaign video intended to appeal to young voters. The two talked about a range of issues including how he plans to fight to bring economic, racial and social justice across the country.
Other celebrities who support Sanders include actors Danny DeVito, Rob Delaney, Mark Ruffalo, rapper Lil Yachty, NFL player Michael Bennet and more.