A message signed by Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix which appeared as an ad on The Hollywood Reporter’s website ahead of Tuesday’s election voiced its support for Los Angeles mayoral candidate Rick Caruso.
digital advertising, which FOX Business met on The Hollywood Reporter’s website Monday afternoon, encouraged Los Angeles residents to vote for Caruso for mayor. Sarandos, who describes himself as a “Democrat for life” in the post, called the billionaire real estate developer “the Democrat I’ve been waiting for,” according to the ad.
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In the ad, Sarandos told voters to vote for Caruso if they are “tired of the inhumane way the homeless population lives in this city, of the filth that is not cleaned up, of the corruption in the town hall, the reduction of the forces of order and increase in crime and now, the threat of even high taxes.” His mother-in-law, philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, was killed in a burglary at her Beverly Hills home in December 2021.
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“This city is at an inflection point,” the ad continues. “This election is the most important in memory. There are problems in the world and in the country that need to be solved, but it starts locally.”
Caruso previously tweeted in late May that he was “honoured” to have Sarandos’ endorsement.
Other public figures have expressed their support for Caruso, including Chris Pratt, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Snoop Dog and Gwyneth Paltrow, Fox News Digital recently reported.
His contender for mayor of Los Angeles, Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass, has been endorsed by former President Barack Obama, director Steven Speilberg, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and others.
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Caruso, a former chairman of the Los Angeles Police Commission, was a Republican for more than 20 years before becoming an independent in 2011, according to government records. He became a Republican again five years later, then became an independent again in 2019. He became a Democrat shortly before joining the mayoral race in February.
FOX Business contacted netflix to comment on the ad.
Fox News Digital’s Tracy Wright contributed to this report.