Reba McEntire Explains It’s “Not My Job” to Talk Politics
Ever get tired of musicians and Hollywood stars using their fame to promote their political beliefs? It looks like country singer Reba McEntire agrees
Ever get tired of musicians and Hollywood stars using their fame to promote their political beliefs? It looks like country singer Reba McEntire agrees with you.
When it comes to preaching politics, McEntire says it’s “not my job.”
In the United States, McEntire said, “You can vote in and you can say what you want to, and you can choose not to say what you want to.” But she doesn’t think it’s necessarily the role of entertainers in any medium to get on their soapbox.
In fact, Reba seems to think artists who do preach at their audiences are not giving paying fans what they came for. Reba told “The View” last year that she’s “there to entertain them, to take their worries away from them, so when they walk out, they can kind of have a little lift in their step and go, ‘Aw, that was such a great break from all the problems I have to deal with during daily life.’ So I’m not going to give them my political views.”
“Not my job”
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Other celebrities have expressed the same sentiments.
“Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world and I exist in the real world,” Wahlberg said. “And although I can navigate Hollywood and I love the business and the opportunities it’s afforded me, I also understand what it’s like not to have all that.”
Singer Billy Joel has echoed a similar sentiment, saying, “I try to stay out of politics. I am a private citizen and I have a right to believe in my own political point of view, but I try not to get up on a soapbox and tell people how to think.”
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This is a good outlook. When we go to movies or concerts, it’s much better to pay to be entertained than excoriated by a Hollywood left that, as Wahlberg rightly notes, is out of touch with the average American.
Let’s hope Reba McEntire has started a trend.