These Aren't Real People! They're Just Here To Entertain Us, Right?
Celebrity Political Opinions
Hey, who cares what George Clooney or that wacko Johnny Depp thinks?
America has made it's own bed as far as celebrities go. Celebrities aren't real unless they sit down to dinner with them in their trailer. But celebrities are also PROPERTY for Americans to do with as they wish. If celebrities have lives, they are to submit them to the American public for approval or else...they won't be celebrities much longer. So if a celebrity has an opinion, their creators will listen enraptured (after all they DID create them!) or dismiss them.
The online magazine POLITICO recently interviewed Barbra Streisand. The interview is, of course, a set up on my part to reveal how some people view celebrities voicing political opinions. Most of those people are conservatives who believe that Hollywood has poisoned our minds with its liberalism.
A lot of folks object to "Hollywood celebrities" participating in political discourse. Aside from pure disagreement over certain issues, why do you think there's such a backlash when you or other well-known performers speak your mind?
On a very basic level, many people think celebrities have too much already so we shouldn’t be entitled to our political opinions. Also, the other side objects to the fact that we might be listened to. But, I see myself first and foremost as a citizen of this country. And I am outspoken about the issues I care about like healthcare, global warming, the war in Iraq, energy independence, education, poverty and so on.
I think we are all lucky to live in a country where people have the constitutional right to voice their opinion and speak their mind without punishment or penalty. Everyone should exercise that right, because it engages people in the political process and forces our candidates to be clear about their stances on important issues affecting all Americans.
- Streisand, like alot of Americans, only look for the (D) behind the candidates name in deciding who they should vote for. She a product of the same "brainwashing" that most folks in Hollywood get from the liberal socialists that own it and manage it........sad.
- Babs, Springsteen, Sir Elton and likes should keep their political views at the kitchen table and not use their popularity to spread political nonsense.
- Another left wing nut Citizen of the world loon