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Poll dancing: Ad uses strippers to get out the vote

They’re going from the pole to the polls.

A new ad featuring exotic dancers is encouraging voters to “get your booty to the poll” ahead of the 2020 election.

The colorful ad starts out with strippers in lingerie gyrating on a pole in front of bunting and then cuts to a dancer saying “Did we get your attention? Good.”

“You know it’s more than just the president on the ballot right?” one of the strippers says.

“A district attorney decides who to prosecute,” another adds.

“Including whether or not to go after dirty cops,” a third says to the camera.

The ad includes a variety of dancers encouraging voters to make sure their voices are heard on everything from subjects taught in schools to ending cash bail.

“Can’t make it rain if you’re locked up on some bullsh-t,” one of the dancers quips.

“Vote for the sheriffs and the county officials that feel the same way you do,” another adds.

One of the dancers remarks: “Ferguson just elected their first black mayor. You know how that happened?” before the screen cuts to a woman twerking in a thong bikini with the word “vote” written on each of her butt cheeks.

Atlanta pole dancers encourage voters to head to the polls.
Atlanta pole dancers encourage voters to head to the polls.

“It’s clear black lives don’t matter to some of our current elected officials,” the ad says.

“If they matter to you, then don’t let other people decide who’s going to run your community. Get your booty to the poll!”

The ad concludes with telling voters to head to GetYourBootyToThePoll.com for more information on how and where to vote, plus details on candidates in their area.

The ad was slammed by some as a flippant, out-of-touch way to engage black voters — but was written and directed by a black woman who defended the work in a tweet.

“I am the writer/director & I am a BLACK WOMAN. I was NOT paid for this & used MY OWN MONEY & money raised from a GoFundMe to pay for it,” Angela Barnes wrote on Twitter.

“Black people, especially Black men are ignored by our govt & I want them to know they need to start paying attention. #getyourbootytothepoll.”


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