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Kylie Jenner generally uses her Instagram page to document her life, her fashion, and to promote her beauty range, Kylie Cosmetics. It’s not usually a place you’ll find much on politics, but ahead of the US election in November, the 23-year-old has urged her followers to vote in the most on-brand way possible: with a bikini photo.
Kylie uploaded two very similar bikini pics on Instagram. The first – completely unrelated to politics – was captioned: “7th day of fall” (side note: my autumn is looking very different to hers right now.) But she used the second to relay a hugely important message to her almost-200 million Instagram followers, “But are you registered to vote? Click the link in my bio…let’s make a plan to vote together,” she posted. YES, Kylie.
The US presidential election will be held on November 3, and will see current President Donald Trump go head-to-head with Democrat nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. The election comes at a particularly crucial time for the United States, which has suffered particularly badly with the COVID-19 pandemic, and has had the important issue of racism and police brutality brought even more prominently to the forefront following the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
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Politics might feel like it’s a stuffy, grey-suit kind of world, but that doesn’t mean there should be no place for someone like Kylie Jenner to step in with her sparkling bikini pictures and her huge, widespread influence to encourage young people to vote. Statistics show that under 30s in America are less likely to vote than those over the age of 30, demonstrating just how important it is to engage this section of the population.
Last night, Donald Trump and Joe Biden went head-to-head in their first debate, which largely descended into a lot of interrupting and name-calling. Ugh, grown men in politics. But if people don’t take an interest in the political landscapes of the countries they live in, then they won’t know what they’re voting for – and it’s hard to secure a positive future for yourself if you abstain from having a say.
If you’re eligible to vote in the US, make sure you register here, and also ensure you’re clued up on every important date in the election with this super-handy guide from our sister-site Cosmopolitan US.
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