Stars Speak Out: Celebrity Voices on the 2024 Presidential Candidates

By Sophia Maddox | May 7, 2024

Lena Dunham

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When Lena Dunham (star and creator of HBO's Girls) appeared on Howard Stern's SiriusXM talk show in 2017 she explained that the then-on going Trump presidency was so triggering that it made her lose weight. She explained:

Donald Trump became president and I stopped being able to eat food. Everyone’s been asking like, ‘What have you been doing?’ And I’m like, ‘Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness, and you, too, will lose weight.’

She continued:

[Trump] said I was a B-list actor with no mojo. … Here’s the funny thing. Of course, it’s a mistake. But we’re talking about him like he’s a person who is operating in a sane way; we’re talking about him like a person who doesn’t have a personality disorder.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

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Artists Equity, a production company established by actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, criticized former President Donald J. Trump for using audio from their movie Air in a campaign video that was uploaded online in early June 2023.

The video, which featured a monologue from the film playing next to photos and videos of Mr. Trump throughout his life, was shared on Truth Social.

This video was posted along with a request for donations, shortly after Mr. Trump was formally charged with federal offenses. The charges against him include unlawfully retaining classified national security documents after leaving office and obstructing efforts to return them. A statement from Affleck and Damon read:

We had no foreknowledge of, did not consent to and do not endorse or approve any footage or audio from Air being repurposed by the Trump campaign as a political advertisement or for any other use.