Caruso, who is running to be Los Angeles’s mayor, is facing off against Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif. The 63-year-old politician switched to the GOP from the Democrat Party in January, even though he’s supported Republican candidates for years.
Perry revealed on Monday that she was voting for Caruso, posting a picture with her ballot and his name filled in.
“I am voting for a myriad of reasons (see the news) but in particular because Los Angeles is a hot mess atm. #letsgocaruso,” she wrote.
Katy Perry voting for Republican Rick Caruso for LA Mayor
This just shows you just how bad things have gotten. That a celebrity would not only vote R — but then publicly post it is something else. You could say the energy is shifting. pic.twitter.com/CHhcVa1W1L
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) November 7, 2022
This isn’t the first time Perry has expressed support for Caruso. In June, she tweeted “RICK CARUSO FTW,” drawing criticism from her leftist fans.
RICK CARUSO FTW ❗️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) June 5, 2022
Actor Chris Pratt also endorsed Caruso, pointing to skyrocketing homelessness and crime rates in Los Angeles.
“I’ve lived in LA for over 20 years. It’s been great to me,” he wrote on Instagram. “In that time I’ve seen what many residents here have seen, the city’s gradual decline into pain and utter disarray. If you live here, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I don’t normally support political candidates. But in this election, there’s too much to lose.
“If you’re an LA voter, I urge you to vote for @rickcarusola,” Pratt continued. “He’s a builder. He knows how to get s*** done. He’s the guy for our city. Rick Caruso for LA mayor.”
Other high-profile celebrities including actress Gwyneth Paltrow, reality television star Kim Kardashian and rapper Snoop Dogg threw their support behind Caruso as well.
Kardashian said she believes Caruso can “really help with the crime” and “homeless issue.”
“I think that with him, he can offer a better path to a better life,” she said.