- Rob Schneider, a comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum, has publicly expressed his support for Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., describing him as “inspiring, hopeful, courageous, and compassionate.”
- Despite being viewed as a fringe candidate by many within his party, Kennedy has garnered significant celebrity backing, including from actress Alicia Silverstone and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
- This wave of celebrity endorsement reflects both the appeal of Kennedy’s campaign and a growing trend of non-traditional political affiliations within the entertainment industry.
Comedian and “Saturday Night Live” veteran, Rob Schneider, has publicly voiced his support for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s run for president, describing the Democratic candidate as “inspiring, hopeful, courageous and most importantly (like his father) compassionate.”
Schneider posted a photo on Twitter alongside Kennedy, proclaiming it was his “honor to support” him.
Schneider, a self-described independent who has gravitated towards more conservative views, expressed his admiration for Kennedy and his political aspirations.
Kennedy, an environmental lawyer and son of former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, announced his primary bid against President Biden in April.
Despite criticism from many in his party who have labeled the 69-year-old anti-vaccine proponent a fringe candidate peddling conspiracy theories, Kennedy’s campaign has gained some traction.
A CNN poll last month showed Kennedy with 20 percent support among Democratic and Democratic-leaning respondents.
Rob Schneider is not alone in the entertainment industry in showing support for Kennedy.
The “Deuce Bigalow” actor and comedian behind the Fox Nation special “Woke Up in America” joins a growing list of celebrities who have endorsed Kennedy’s presidential run.
Actress Alicia Silverstone, star of “Clueless”, announced earlier this month that she had canceled her Democratic Party registration and registered as an independent voter, subsequently voicing support for Kennedy.
In an Instagram post, Silverstone praised Kennedy as “someone who can unify the divide in this country.”
In addition, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has also expressed support for the White House hopeful, penning “#kennedy2024” in an April Instagram story.
This celebrity endorsement serves as a testament to the broadening appeal of Kennedy’s campaign, as well as a growing trend of non-traditional political affiliations within the entertainment industry.