Two of B.C.'s favourite children's entertainers have publicly sided with teachers in their fight with the B.C. Liberal government.
Singer Charlotte Diamond wrote a letter to the editor of the Vancouver Sun claiming that teachers have "had to endure a very toxic attack on their rights for a fair settlement".
Meanwhile the artist responsible for "Baby Beluga", Raffi Cavoukian, has been using his Twitter feed to send a stream of messages in support of teachers.
That prompted a few responses from Christy Clark's ex-husband and political fixer, Mark Marissen.
Marissen has sent out five tweets, including one labelling Raffi as an "NDP partisan" and another offering background on "Raffi Socialism".
(As an aside, Marissen's activism on behalf of his ex-wife is reminiscent of the way Ray McCarthy used to venture into the trenches to support his wife, long-time Socred cabinet minister Grace McCarthy.)
Raffi doesn't seem rattled by it all. Among his recent tweets: "don't let personal attacks deflect vital message: BC gov't won't give teachers a fair deal. SupremeCourt 2 - gov't 0."
One of Raffi's fans, Laura Villeneuve, has since sent out tweets asking other B.C. celebrities to join Raffi in supporting B.C. teachers.
Among those she sent messages to were Bryan Adams, Trevor Linden, Sarah McLachlan, Michael Bublé, Steve Nash, David Suzuki, and Tamara Taggart.
So far, none of them has responded.