Grimes Endorses Hillary Clinton With Repurposed Lyndon Johnson Campaign Ad

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“Vote for Secretary Clinton on November 8th… the stakes are too high for you to stay home,” Grimes says.

It’s Election Day, 2016, and Hillary Clinton has rounded up a dominating presence in the world of celebrity. Indie-pop singer Grimes joins the likes of Beyonce, Jay Z, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga with an ad urging people to vote by reminding them of the political warfare that could ensue if someone like Donald Trump is elected President.

As Billboard points out, Grimes used footage from former President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 campaign ad, which only aired once and is considered “one of the most controversial political ads of all time.” In it, her hands peel the pedals off a daisy as a little girl counts to 10. It features a nuclear explosion while Johnson recites: “These are the stakes. To make a world in which all of God’s children can live, or to go into the dark. We must either love each other, or we must die.”

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Medieval warfare, indeed.

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