Bad Bunny inspires young Puerto Ricans to vote in November elections, says it's time for 'real change'

The 20-year-old made his grand return to social media after a break of three months and took to his Instagram to post a photo of his electoral identification card along with a blistering message


                            Bad Bunny inspires young Puerto Ricans to vote in November elections, says it's time for 'real change'
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Many public personalities, celebrities, artistes and political leaders have come forward in recent days to urge Americans to vote ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The most recent to join the bandwagon is Puerto Rican singer Benito Antonio MartΓ­nez Ocasio, popular by his stage name Bad Bunny. Bad Bunny is registered to vote in the upcoming elections and is making sure that young voters become part of the electoral process.

The 20-year-old made his grand return to social media after a break of three months and took to Instagram to post a photo of his electoral identification card along with a blistering message. It read, "Young people, you have until September 14 to get your electoral identification card to be able to vote November 3," he wrote. "We are in a crucial moment in the history of our country and now more than ever, we have the power to change the course of Puerto Rico."

Vouching to make a change, he wrote, "it's time for a real change. Enough with the abuse coming from both parties that has PR tied up. Enough of the same thing over and over again. It's time to make history. Get your ID and use it fearlessly."

Soon after he appealed to vote, the music star's fandom took to social media to appreciate the artiste for his empowering message. Some felt that his words might have an impact on youth given his cult following and influence. Others speculated that he might be dropping new music soon. "Bad Bunny (@sanbenito) went to register to vote in Puerto Rico today. His influence among young people is undeniable and he has been incredibly vocal about taking on, and targeting, politicians on the island he believes need to go."



 

Adoring his gesture, one fan wrote, "Bad Bunny only came back to social media to encourage Puerto Rican's to vote and I am just so in love." 



 

 

Another concurred, "Bad Bunny taking a 3-month hiatus from twitter and coming back just to tell us to vote."



 

A fan wrote in excitement,” If you are able to talk to different fan bases please let me know so we can all group together and vote."



 

On the other front, a disenchanted fan wrote about his silence on violent protests in the USA. "Bad bunny first posts in months being about voting while being completely silent during the protests tells you everything you need to know about him. He really thinks you can vote away colonialism."



 

However, it seems like his appeal has struck a chord with fans who are also vouching to vote. "If bad bunny tells you to vote, then you should go vote."



 

In April, Bad Bunny released a Covid-19-inspired song 'En Casita' on SoundCloud expressing solidarity for those in quarantine. In May, he released his third solo album (fourth overall) 'Las que no iban a salir' ('The Ones that Were Not Going to Come Out') without any prior announcement. His unpredictable way of dropping music and appeal to vote has made some die-hard fans speculate that maybe he is gearing to drop another melody.

A fan wrote, β€œYoooo Bad Bunny trending and here I am getting all excited bc I thought he released new music. More like he updated his look lol.”



 

Another concurred, β€œI want bad bunny to drop new music.



 

Some wrote that his appeal to vote must not be confused with dropping new music and so people must not ask annoying questions on his upcoming work. β€œPeople taking pics and asking him questions regarding his music is kinda weird if you think about it, he went to prepare for voting as a citizen not as bad bunny,” one wrote. 



 

With such a clamor on the Internet for music, do you think Bad Bunny is hinting that he is coming up with a new album soon?

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