Should Celebrities take political stands?
By MANISH K RAO
January 16, 2017 8:44am CST
Mostly celebrities hesitate to take political or any cultural stands. It may be due to the fear of backlash of people or the fear of losing the popularity . There are both negatives and positives to it. It also depends upon the society which you live. Is it conducive to free speech etc. So what do you people think ? Should they or shouldn't they?
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They get money for it so thats why they should't. They are not politicians they just use their influence to favor someone. What a rap artist knows whats good for you? I think its best to have your own opinion and dont listen to noone
• Bangalore, India
Basically if a celebrity takes a stand it influences a part of society. It may play a crucial role in the outcome of that nation. So they have great power hence greater responsibility. Irresponsible stand based on caste,creed,religion,money,popularity etc is bad, hence staying away may be good than bad work.
• United States
If a celebrity believes in something they can make a big impact by supporting and sharing their beliefs. They have money they can donate, they can also urge the public to share their views, and a lot of their fans will listen. I guess it depends on their political views. Personally, I do not follow politics very closely. I ask my husband to explain it all to me in laments terms and then make my decision. If I were a celebrity I would not endorse a political candidate as I'm not really qualified to do so.
Well they are people like us so they may or may not take political stands. They have every right to say who they stand for and they also have the right to chicken out or keep it to themselves. Backlash is normal. Even unpopular folks get backlash for speaking their mind.