Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez and different celebrities have reportedly been ‘blacklisted’ by Trump administration for advert marketing campaign.
According to reviews, Eilish and Lopez are amongst a number of celebrities talked about in paperwork pertaining to a $250m promoting contract.
An deserted multi-dollar public well being advert marketing campaign supposed to spice up President Donald Trump earlier than the Nov 3 election reportedly flagged celebs together with Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera for his or her criticism of the administration and help of points together with LGBTQ rights.
According to The Washington Post, a high administration official plugged “partisan political interests” into the advert contract supposed to “defeat despair and inspire hope” within the midst of the raging COVID-19 pandemic within the weeks earlier than the nationwide vote, particularly excluding stars who’ve been crucial of Trump and his insurance policies.
None of the celebrities agreed to take part — they might not have identified they had been being vetted — and the marketing campaign has been placed on maintain.
Eilish was amongst those that didn’t obtain approval on account of her political beliefs, the newspaper wrote. Lopez was reportedly excluded from consideration on account of her criticism of Trump’s anti-immigration insurance policies in the course of the Super Bowl in February.
Also excluded from consideration had been Judd Apatow, as a result of he “believes Trump does not have the intellectual capacity to run as President.”
Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp, and Jack Black had been additionally reportedly among the many celebrities deemed unfit for the marketing campaign.
The names had been among the many spreadsheets, memos, notes and different paperwork from September and October launched by the House Oversight and Reform Committee.