You know who loves democracy? Usher loves democracy, so much so that he was “ushered to the front of the line when he came through a back door,” heh, to cast his ballot for either Obama or Romney on Tuesday. This according to the ironically named Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which has had it out for the pop star ever since they realized “I Swear I’m In Love” from the Kazaam soundtrack wasn’t written about them.
The lines were long at polling sites throughout Fulton County on Tuesday. But not for pop star Usher.
Usher was ushered to the front of the line when he came through a back door at the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building in Roswell.
The special treatment of the Grammy Award winner infuriated non-celebrities who stood waiting, Channel 2 Action News reported. Fulton elections Interim Director Sharon Mitchell confirmed Thursday that the singer — whose full name is Usher Raymond IV — had made arrangements for voting in advance.
“It was better for us not to create a distraction from a celebrity for other voters,” Mitchell said. (Via)
We weren’t kidding with that “Simpsons teaching us everything about politics” post: democracy simply doesn’t work. Right, Usher?