Celebrities are getting naked for a public service announcement about “naked ballots.”
Chris Rock, Tiffany Hadish, Amy Schumer, Josh Gad, Sarah Silverman (and her dad), Mark Ruffalo, Naomi Campbell, and others participated sans clothing in a video by RepresentUs to raise awareness about mail-in voting.
They reminded viewers to read the instructions, to stuff the envelopes correctly, and to mail their vote as soon as possible. They gave special attention to “naked ballots” (hence the naked celebrities).
Naked ballots refer to the rule in 16 states that requires voters to place their completed mail-in or absentee ballot into a “secrecy sleeve” envelope before inserting it into the return envelope. The secrecy sleeve is intended to protect the voter’s privacy by “separating their identity and signature from their ballot.” If the ballot is not correctly mailed in both envelopes, the vote won’t be counted. You can click here to see if your state requires secrecy sleeves.
"This is not a partisan issue; it affects all people planning to vote by mail," RepresentUS co-founder and CEO Josh Silver said. "We’re grateful to this committed and talented group for making an eye-catching video so that everyone understands what they need to do to ensure their vote is counted.”
Others weren’t so keen on being encouraged to vote by a bunch of naked people.
This is just another example of celebrities using their platform in an attempt to do something good for the American people that ends up getting them mocked on social media.