UK Grime artist Stormzy created his own political storm with his tweet in favour of Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn and a call to action in voting.
Stormzy’s tweet on the eve of the voting registration deadline, saw a 351k surge in registrations with 351k – with over 100k of those being young persons aged 18-24.
A lengthy tweet to his 1.26M followers set out his justification for encouraging people to act, ranging from his personal distaste of PM Boris Johnson but more importantly the fact that young people have a voice and their votes really do matter.
It is very very very important that every single person who reads this goes and registers to vote. The deadline is 23:59 tomorrow, the link is in my bio.
Do not just scroll past, don’t sit there and think “my one little vote ain’t gonna do anything” – your vote is CRUCIAL. Your “one little vote” can quite literally tip the scale for what will be the most important election of our generation. You “one little vote” means everything, there were millions of people who thought there “one little vote” didn’t mean shit and now Trump is the president of America and we are leaving the EU. So your vote really does count.
I will be registering to vote and I will be voting for Jeremy Corbyn. There are several reasons as to why I’m voting for him – I would be here all day if I began to list them…but in my 26 years of life I have never trusted politicians or relied on them to be the bearers of hope and righteous people that we’ve needed them to be. And for me, he is the first man in a position of power who is committed to giving the power back to the people and helping those who need a helping hand from the government the most.
I think Boris Johnson is a sinister man with a long record of lying and policies that have absolutely no regard for the people that our government should be committed to helping and empowering. I also believe it is criminally dangerous to give the most powerful role in the country to a man who has said that the sight of a “bunch of black kids” makes him “turn a hair”, compared women in burqas to letterboxes and referred to blacks people as “picaninnies” with “watermelon smiles”. I think it’s extremely dangerous to have a man with those views as the sole leader of our country.
These are all MY views, I don’t care for your love or hate for them. I just think it’s important that we all register and go out and vote. And I think it’s important that we use our vote to make sure that the person who runs our country for the next 4 years is someone committed to doing what is right.
GO OUT AND DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND TRY YOUR BEST TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND WHO IT IS YOU’RE VOTING FOR.
A follow up tweet 10 minutes before the deadline on Tuesday 26th November, again urged people to vote “…This is tooooooo important – we are the generation!!!
Other celebrities and artists backing Labour include; Wiley, Charlie Sloth, Lowkey, Kano, Katy B, Shura, Ghetts and Professor Green.