Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have been mocked by conservatives for a hammed-up political ad warning America that democracy will be “dead” in the future unless they support some Democrat-pushed voting bills.
Released on Thursday, the ad stars Perry and Bloom as a pair of ragtag freedom fighters living under a presumably Republican dictatorship in the year 2055. In a message beamed back to the present day, they warn that “democracy is dead” in the future, and that “the regime watches our every move.”
🚨Urgent message from 2055🚨Voting is a right & currently the freedom to vote is under attack. The #ForThePeopleAct Act believes in hearing from ALL voices. If you believe that voting should be easy, accessible & convenient to all, act now #WhileYouCan https://t.co/E1qlLvB4rk pic.twitter.com/41kg5PFNx4— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) June 17, 2021
“It started when voter suppression ran wild all over America,” Perry states, referencing a slew of state-level bills that their Republican sponsors say will tighten up election security, but Democrats argue would make it more difficult to vote. Perry and Bloom then move on to the hard sell. “Save democracy while you can!” Bloom shouts, while Perry demands that viewers “call your senator now!” The video ends with jackbooted riot police kicking down the door of the two heroes’ hideout, and closes with a message: “Call your senator and tell them to pass the For the People Act.”