As the political landscape starts to heat up in preparation for the 2024 elections, it seems that the chorus of vocal Hollywood elites, once again, are tuning their voices to the familiar song of promising to leave the United States if former President Donald Trump secures victory. Cher, a prominent figure who famously threatened to relocate to Jupiter back in 2015, is the latest to echo this refrain.
Back during the 2015 and 2016 elections, a parade of A-list celebrities flirted with the idea of fleeing to foreign shores in case of a Trump triumph. However, history has shown us that when push came to shove, many of these self-proclaimed “woke” stars chose to remain planted firmly on American soil, their promises of exile fading like yesterday’s news.
Cher, in a recent conversation with The Guardian, revisited her 2015 claim, stating, “I almost got an ulcer the last time. If he gets in, who knows? This time I will leave the country.” Yet, it’s important to note that this pledge comes on the heels of a tweet she posted back in 2015, where she vehemently declared, “I RATHER STICK NEEDLES IN MY EYES” in response to the prospect of taking pictures with Donald Trump if he won the presidency. Furthermore, she proclaimed, “IF HE WERE TO BE ELECTED, IM MOVING TO JUPITER.”
@gabeAlfassy IF HE WERE TO BE ELECTED,IM MOVING TO JUPITER 😖
— Cher (@cher) June 16, 2015
In hindsight, one cannot help but wonder what Cher did after Trump’s 2016 victory. Unsurprisingly, she remained comfortably ensconced in her million-dollar mansion, showing no signs of packing her bags for any celestial bodies, whether Jupiter or Jupiter, Florida.
But perhaps the most peculiar moment in Cher’s interview was her claim of having “the longest life of any human,” stating, “My life seems to be longer than any other human being ever. I feel like I should be in the Guinness Book of World Records for this. And I’m still going!” While the true meaning of this statement remains a mystery, it seems to align with the enigmatic way she engages with politics.
Nevertheless, Cher is only the first ripple in the wave of celebrities who are once again threatening to leave the country should Trump return to the Oval Office in 2024. As the election approaches, we can anticipate a deluge of virtue signaling from these prominent figures who seem incapable of resisting the allure of making grandiose statements.
In the backdrop of this recurring spectacle, the upcoming presidential election promises to be a spectacle of its own. As the nation braces itself for the political showdown, it remains to be seen whether these Hollywood declarations will hold any weight or if they will, as in the past, prove to be mere empty rhetoric.
Stay tuned as we continue to cover the evolving political landscape and the intriguing declarations of those who find themselves at the intersection of fame and politics.