grimes recreated a 1964 political ad in support of hillary clinton

The singer riffed on LBJ's 'Daisy' ad — one of the most controversial and game-changing political visuals in American history — in support of another Democrat: Hillary Clinton.

by Hilary Bourke
Nov 8 2016, 2:42pm

With one day to go until the fate of America and our world is decided, waves of celebrities have come forward to urge people to vote. Hillary Clinton has managed to win the most A-list love, with countless performances, social media shout outs, and personal endorsements declaring #imwithher. Not one to go quiet in times of need, art angel Grimes cut through the noise in 60 seconds with her latest creation.

Earlier today, the singer revealed a recreation of an attack ad from the 1964 presidential election on her Twitter. The original 60-second clip featured a young girl innocently picking flowers before a nuclear bomb explodes. It's commonly referred to as the "Daisy" ad, and is credited with helping Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson defeat Barry Goldwater in a landslide victory — despite only being officially aired once. It remains one of the most controversial and game-changing political visuals in American history. 

In the reinterpretation, Grimes has used her own hands as the clip counts down to the explosion. Featuring the original audio, the advert states: "These are the stakes; to make a world in which all of God's children can live or to go into the dark. We must either love each other or we must die."

Grimes started the election as a staunch Bernie Sanders supporter. But when it became clear her desired candidate won't be making it to the White House, she threw her weight behind Hillary. Today's video ends by urging Americans to "Vote for Secretary Clinton on November 8."



Text Hilary Bourke 
Image via @grimes