The 72-year-old Hollywood veteran was urged to “keep his nose out” after he pledged his support for Labour’s left-wing leader, telling Brits: “U.K. You’ve got the guy. Register by May 22nd. Vote for Jeremy Corbyn…show us how it’s done!#grime4corbyn.”
Though, while Corbyn is relishing in his celebrity fanbase, it appears DeVito’s calls have backfired as scrutiny ranged from those criticising his “millionaire” status, while others didn’t take to being told how to vote by an American.
“U want us to vote for Corbyn so trump looks competent? Corbyn, an incompetent leftie whose figures don’t add up & will take UK back to 70’s,” fumed one of DeVito’s followers on Twitter, before another sighed: “Danny…. just…. no; please.”
A third hissed: “You’re a great actor, but…the great UK voter will never be convinced by a privately educated, communist, allotment tenant from Islington,” which was followed by: “Danny DeVito backs Corbyn. Yes, a rich American whose job and lifestyle is not remotely ordinary backs a weak, ideological, harsh socialist.”
“Danny DeVito says vote Corbyn; if you vote for somebody because a celebrity tells you to, you really shouldn’t be voting,” moaned one more, while this particularly enraged critic snapped: “You were good in Taxi Danny but you need to poke your nose out of this one.”
Regardless, YouGov recently exposed celebrity endorsement as a sham, with 87 per cent of voters insisting they don’t follow famous faces and their advice to the polling station.
What’s more, those who do pick up on celebrity pleas are more likely to turn against them.
DeVito’s remarks come after One Direction singer Harry Styles, 23, bemoaned Brexit as he hit out at Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
He said: “I think the world should be more about being together and being better together and joining together, and I think it’s the opposite of that.”
Despite vocal celebrity support, Corbyn is…