With little less than a day before polling stations open in what has been one of the most contentious referendums in our history, the celebrities have taken to their preferred battlegrounds (social media networks) in order to make the case for Repeal.
We’ve lined up a broad range of tweets from Repeal supporters and it’s not just the usual suspects either it’s a veritable mixed bag of Irish life underlying the success the repeal side has had in engaging cross-sections of society to abolish the restrictive amendment.
The Queer community has been out in force, having long ago linked our own oppression with the broader oppression of women, Everybody from Panti, David Norris to Graham Norton have put out tweets in support of repealing the legislation. David Norris directly linking this struggle to the struggle for LGBT+ equality.
The Taoiseach posted a video urging his followers to get on board and support the Repeal side
The straight celebrities have not been resting on their laurels either; Courtney Cox, U2 and Vogue Williams are just some of those calling on you top support removing the 8th.
This day three years the Queer community rejoiced on a day in May when we finally bought a broad enough coalition together to say Yes to love and No to intolerance. Hopefully, when the votes are counted on Saturday we can all join together in celebrating another major victory in bringing Ireland forward.
— Dr Panti Bliss (@PantiBliss) May 21, 2018
In the 70s I was advised by a psychiatrist to leave the country because I was gay. Today women have to leave the country to avail of abortion services. Let’s all stay at home. #VoteYes #Repealthe8th #Together4Yes
— Senator David Norris (@SenDavidNorris) May 22, 2018
I try to keep out of politics but this does seem like a very reasonable, civilised approach to a campaign, that at times, has been anything but. https://t.co/wOrTTC1iDv
— graham norton (@grahnort) May 20, 2018
— The HunReal Issues (@HunRealIssues) May 23, 2018
Mentions are still a shitshow but want to wish all the Irish women I follow/who follow me well in the final days before the referendum. I’m sure it’s exhausting and painful at times after weeks of it – solidarity. Hope by this time next week things look very different! ✊?
— shon faye. (@shonfaye) May 21, 2018
An open letter calling for a Yes vote on May 25.
We are all #together4yes
Vote Yes on May 25 for a more caring and compassionate Ireland. pic.twitter.com/dSG3W1TGRC
— Together for Yes (@Together4yes) May 6, 2018
U.s Pop star Pink has also gotten in on the act…
1 wk until @SHARON_NEEDLES returns to Dublin with her full length show. 50tickets left: https://t.co/L2v5ttPtIc
(Pic Nov'16; I was looking for our 1st pic together & found this. Repeal Project sent her a tshirt as Sharon spoke passionately in support of #repealthe8th at her gig) pic.twitter.com/wAbAPj4lGK
— Victoria Secret (@Victoria_Secret) April 19, 2018
— Courtney Act (@courtneyact) May 22, 2018
Former Friends star Courtney Cox has also been posting supportive messages alongside the video from actors for Yes!
Repeal the eighth!!!https://t.co/tW8fW3ArA3
— Courteney Cox (@CourteneyCox) May 9, 2018
Hozier criticised our tendency to export problems saying: “Because continuing to export the issue puts at risk the health and welfare of 12 people each day. Because the 8th prevents nothing but the safety and dignity of our citizens. Because such a lack of compassion to those in a crisis is not the Ireland I believe in.”
Because continuing to export the issue puts at risk the health and welfare of 12 people each day. Because the 8th prevents nothing but the safety and dignity of our citizens. Because such a lack of compassion to those in a crisis is not the Ireland I believe in. #menforyes
— Hozier (@Hozier) April 24, 2018
I’ve said before that the only social ill that Ireland should continue exporting to England, is comedians. Those comedians are still thinking of you all at home this week. Keep sane; make the country you want you see, and, respectfully, Here’s hoping you vote to #repealthe8th https://t.co/TKr88iHMzZ
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) May 22, 2018
— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) May 21, 2018
To those of you who delight in sending nasty comments to others, remember…
"When you point one finger, there are three fingers pointing back to you."
— Síle Seoige (@SileSeoige) April 29, 2018
Whatever your position on the upcoming referendum to repeal the 8th amendment is, the most important & essential thing to do is VOTE & have your say ? Please checktheregister.ie and make sure you have all your bits in order (I’ve heard of people disappearing from the register, so make sure you’re on it or you won’t be able to make an impact on a hugely important issue our generation faces). You need to have your RFA2 form in by May 8th ✅ If you have any questions about all this, DM @together4yes and they’ll give you a hand. #VotingIsGorge #PoliticalApathyIsNotGorge ??♂️
— Eleanore Hutch (@elehutch) September 24, 2016
U2 no strangers to political controversy have also urged their fans to support the yes vote
Vote on May 25th pic.twitter.com/jiCVZvfJuH
— U2 (@U2) May 1, 2018
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