Brits Tear Apart ‘Tiny’ Anti-Trump Hollywood Leftist for Backing Marxist in Their Election

May 19, 2017 11:39 am  

Danny DeVito champions socialist Corbyn – gets roundly mocked

(Daily Mail) – Danny DeVito has been ridiculed online after intervening in Britain’s General Election to tell voters to back Jeremy Corbyn on June 8.

The American actor tweeted his support for Labour’s leftie leader, telling Britons ‘you’ve got the guy…show us how it’s done.’

But the star’s intervention looks like it has backfired as Britons mocked him on Twitter and told him to ‘poke your nose out’ of the election.

While others pointed out the hypocrisy of a millionaire star who enjoys all the trappings of wealth telling voters to back a Marxist.

And pollsters YouGov revealed that the overwhelming majority of voters ignore celebrity endorsements.

And those who do notice are twice as likely to change their mind and vote against the endorsement than back it, YouGov said.

In a recent poll YouGov found that 87 per cent of voters said their opinions are not affected by celebrity endorsements.

But the star’s intervention looks like it has backfired as Britons mocked him on Twitter and told him to ‘poke your nose out’ of the election.

While others pointed out the hypocrisy of a millionaire star who enjoys all the trappings of wealthy telling voters to back a Marxist.

Just 1 per cent said they have changed their mind and voted for a party because of an endorsement.

While 2 per cent said they have changed their mind and voted against a party because of the endorsement.

In a tweet sent last night the diminutive actor wrote: ‘U.K. You’ve got the guy. Register by May 22nd. Vote for Jeremy Corbyn…show us how it’s done!

He also used the ‘grime4corbyn’ hashtag after a string of grime stars, including Stormzy and JME, backed the Labour leader.

The diminutive actor has backed Mr Corbyn before, telling an interviewer that ‘I think he [Mr Corbyn] would make a great PM’.

But voters took to Twitter to tell the Hollywood star to stay out of Britain’s election, and the actor was soon trending on Twitter.

One Twitter user wrote: ‘You were good in Taxi Danny but you need to poke your nose out of this one’.

Another wrote: ‘If you vote for somebody just because a celebrity tells you to, you really shouldn’t be voting.’

And another user going by the name of Kev, wrote: ‘I was concerned (at) a terrorist supporting Marxist being PM, but if the American millionaire Danny DeVito thinks Corbyn should be PM that’s OK.’

James Worron pointed out that the Labour leader backs giving the winter fuel allowance to millionaires meaning DeVito would be eligible for the benefit if he moved to Britain.

He wrote: ‘Danny DeVito is worth $70million. If he moved to Britain Corbyn would also given him winter fuel allowance.’

While another poked fun at the intervention, telling the star that he would back Mr Corbyn for PM if DeVito agreed to do another series of his hit sitcom ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’.

Chris Curtis, a YouGov researcher, told the Mail Online that the overwhelming majority of voters ignore celebrity political endorsements.

He said: ‘In terms of what voters think about celebrity endorsements, the most important thing is that they don’t in any way matter.

‘They are one of the least important things in determining how people are going to vote.’

He pointed out that just 1 per cent of those polled said they had decided to back a politician because of a celebrity endorsement.

‘To out that in context, that is the same percentage of people who think that Elvis is still alive’, he said.

‘It is not a large percentage of the population.’

He said that celebrity backing can occasionally feed into a leader’s general appearance of popularity – as was the case with Tony Blair who famously through a ‘Cool Britannia’ at No 10 in 1997 which was attended by Noel Gallagher.

He said: ‘So if you look at 1997 when you saw Tony Blair surging in the polls and heading towards a landslide victory, the sort of celebrity endorsement that you were getting then was building into the narrative of the campaign of the country getting behind Tony.

‘But we have data going back fifty years in elections from interviewing thousands of people across the country, and the two things that matter most are who people think is going to make the best Prime Minister and who people trust to run the economy.

‘They are the two most important factors and account for the outcome of almost every General Election since World War Two.’

The movie star, who is worth an estimated £54million ($70million), has a history of intervening in politics and throwing his support behind left-wing candidates.

Last year he backed Bernie Sanders over Hilary Clinton for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

Four years earlier he had hit the campaign trail to urge voters to re-elect Barack Obama.

And he once described Republican president George W Bush as a ‘numb nuts’.

DeVito’s intervention comes just days after One Direction star Harry Styles moaned about Britain leaving the EU.

The singer said Brexit symbolises the ‘opposite of the world I would like to be in’.

He said: ‘I think the world should be more about being together and being better together and joining together, and I think it’s the opposite of that,’

While Mr Corbyn has attracted some celebrity backing he is still failing to win over British voters.

He is lagging behind Theresa May in the polls and is expected to lead Labour to a humiliating defeat when voters go to the polls next month.

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