In perhaps the most unexpected celebrity feud to have taken place in 2020, Kanye West and Jennifer Aniston have had a war of words over social media. The disagreement took place when the actress criticised the musician's attempt to run for President of the United States in an Instagram post.
Speaking to her 35 million followers, the actress explained why she had voted for Joe Biden – and added: "It’s not funny to vote for Kanye. I don’t know how else to say it. Please be responsible."
Over on Twitter, West responded to her comment by criticising the hit sitcom Aniston starred in for a decade, saying: "Friends wasn't funny either." He has since deleted the tweet.
West announced on 4 July (Independence Day) that he was to run for president. At the time time, he explained that he wanted to "realise the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future". However, he filed his paperwork too late to appear on the ballot for every state, putting his chances of success at winning the election as very slim.
In Aniston's post, she endorsed Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, going into detail about why she had chosen to do so.
"#IVOTED for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris," she wrote. "I dropped my ballot off, and I did it early 👏🏼 I voted for them because right now this country is more divided than ever. Right now, a few men in power are deciding what women can and can’t do with their own bodies. Our current President has decided that racism is a non-issue. He has repeatedly and publicly ignored science... too many people have died."
"I urge you to really consider who is going to be most affected by this election if we stay on the track we’re on right now... your daughters, the LGBTQ+ community, our Black brothers and sisters, the elderly with health conditions, and your future kids and grandkids (who will be tasked with saving a planet that our leadership refuses to believe is hurting).
"This whole thing isn’t about one candidate or one single issue, it’s about the future of this country and of the world. Vote for equal human rights, for love, and for decency."
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