Bernie Sanders isn’t running for president on the back of billionaires. He’s getting there via donations from supporters, and today, that’s a bunch of cosplayers.
Earlier today, hyenasandgin started the Twitter hashtag #cosplayersforbernie. “My friends on the Ballin’ Out Super Podcast (number one leftist anime podcast) had recently raised $420 for Bernie and I was inspired to see if I could raise some money myself,” she tells Kotaku.
“I was trying to figure out what I could do. Bernie is for medicare for all (including mental health care), student loan forgiveness and a $15 minimum wage. I’ve been cosplaying for 20 years and I’ve met so many amazing cosplayers in the community whose lives could be changed for the better with Bernie as President.”
“Times are scary right now and people want to feel like they’re empowered to do some good,” she says. “It’s also a chance for cosplayers to show off their wonderful costumes while donating an amount of money that is humorously associated with drugs or a sex act and who doesn’t love that?”
Nobody doesn’t love that, that’s who. With an original goal of just $100, #cosplayersforbernie has blown past both the weed number and the sex number as more and more cosplayers find out about the hashtag and get donating.
If you’re a cosplayer and want to take part, the donation link is here.