A documentary filmmaker who was until recently unknown to even veteran Georgia strategists, Ossoff already had attracted some high-profile backing before this week's Twitter storm, with the left-leaning Daily Kos website raising more than $1 million for his campaign and actresses Debra Messing and Kristen Bell pledging their support.
Some of Ossoff's Hollywood support is happening in Hollywood itself; actress Rose McGowan and producer Shannon Fitzgerald plan a fundraiser on Thursday.
The star power has some prominent rebukes.
"Nothing says 'I care about local issues' than flying in a Hollywood celebrity," tweeted National Republican Congressional Committee Communications Director Matt Gorman.
"Breaking news – looks like John (sic) Ossoff's campaign now employs Hollywood elitists to be in charge of his voter outreach program!" Maddie Anderson, the NRCC's south/central regional press secretary said in an email. Her subject line noted that neither Ossoff nor his famous supporters actually live in the district: "Two celebrities who don't live in GA-06 helps (sic) candidate who doesn't either."
Ossoff lives outside the district but said he plans to move into the 6th.