According to The Washington Post, Eilish and Lopez are among multiple celebrities mentioned in documents pertaining to a Â $250m advertising contract.
The contract, which Politico reported on in August, was meant to âdefeat despair and inspire hopeâ amid the coronavirus pandemic, weeks ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the platform wrote.
According to the Post, Trump political appointees and contractors vetted celebrities who could potentially be approached for the project, based on âwhether they had ever criticised the president, or supported former president Barack Obama, gay rights or same-sex marriageâ â reportedly approving just 10 out of 274 potential picks.
None of the celebrities agreed to participate â they may not have known they were being vetted â and the campaign has been put on hold.
Eilish was among those who did not receive approval due to her political views, the newspaper wrote. Lopez was reportedly excluded from consideration due to her criticism of Trumpâs anti-immigration policies during the Super Bowl in February.
Also excluded from consideration were Judd Apatow, because he âbelieves Trump does not have the intellectual capacity to run as Presidentâ (a stance reflected in an interview Apatow gave in June to The Independent), and Jennifer Lopez, for her criticism of Trumpâs anti-immigration policies.
Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp, and Jack Black were also reportedly among the celebrities deemed unfit for the campaign.
The names were among the spreadsheets, memos, notes and other documents from September and October released by the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
Additional reporting by AP