John Legend speaks onstage at the announcement of the AXE Senior Orientation program on August 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Axe)
Photo: Dia Dipasupil
Photo: Dia Dipasupil

John Legend looking for actors for Trump supporter roles in music video

Springfield, Ohio, native and Grammy Award winning artist John Legend is apparently gearing up for a music video shoot that will tackle some serious social issues. 

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According to TMZ, Legend put out a casting call, courtesy of Casting Networks in Los Angeles, for a music video shoot Sept. 9. The listing asks for several groups of performers, including African-American males and females to play Black Lives Matter protesters, Caucasian males, ages 18-35 to fill the role of “white male protesters,” and a Caucasian and Hispanic woman to “show that there is no segregation in love” for a kissing scene.

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What’s gotten the bulk of the attention though is what’s listed as protesters who will play “Trump supporters.” The listing calls for Caucasian men and women, ages 35-65 who are “preferably out of shape.”

Legend has been widely critical of Donald Trump, including a candid, yet scathing interview in the New York Times in February.

In the interview, Legend said he doesn’t think Trump has ever read a book or knows what’s in the Constitution. 

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