Celebrities love to make their political opinions known, especially during election season. Why they feel the need to do so is sometimes baffling. It’s hard to imagine that there are really people out there who have no opinion until someone like Bono or Leonardo DiCaprio enlightens their worldview and places them on the righteous path. Which is exactly why Aziz Ansari took a moment to make fun of celebrity advocacy as he recorded an advocacy video of his own.
Uploaded to YouTube on October 17, 2016, Ansari’s video was made in collaboration with NextGen Climate as a get out the vote effort. “I’m here because apparently there’s someone watching this video that’s on the fence about voting, and they’re going to see me telling them to vote and then they’re going to be like ‘OK, I guess I’ll vote,’” Ansari says in the video.
That’s when the video cuts to Ansari dropping an election year truth bomb: “What the f**k do you need?”
“There’s a f****g guy running that says he hates brown people. That’s not enough?” the comedian asks in disbelief. “He doesn’t believe in climate change! Do you realize how dumb you have to be to not believe in climate change at this point?”
Ansari may not be as famous as Robert Downey Jr., Jennifer Lawrence, or the slew of other celebs he name drops in this video, but nobody else could deliver this perfect one-minute rant, complete with glorious facial expressions, quite like this guy.