Hillary Clinton has been polling well with many slices of the electorate as election time draws close. But with a new ad released on Wednesday, she may have locked up the most important demo of all—Empire fans.
The cast and the creator of the hit Fox series appear in a new campaign ad for Clinton titled "What Will You Say?" In it, cast members Gabourey Sidibe, Tasha Smith, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Bryshere Gray, Grace Byers, and Taraji P. Henson, along with the show's co-creator Lee Daniels, show their support for HRC. They demean her opponent's "violence and nasty rhetoric," talk up her stances on gun control, women's rights, and Obamacare, and remind viewers that "there's only one person in this race who said Black Lives Matter."
The ad was directed by Daniels, who urges viewers to participate in the upcoming election. "So many women and men died for us to have the right to vote," he says in the ad. "Every time we sit out, we dishonor their sacrifices."
Daniels previously spoke in support of Clinton at the Democratic National Convention this past July. You can see that speech here.
Many Empire fans responded positively to the ad:
Some noticed, however, that controversial star Terrence Howard was missing.