Should celebrities speak out on current events or should they shut up and act?

United States
October 26, 2006 8:43pm CST
I wouldn't deny a non famous person the chance to speak about a cause near and dear to them if they could find an audience, so I don't think celebrities should be denied it, just because it's easier for them to get heard. There's a right time and place for these things (the Oscars is the wrong place) but finding out famous person A is using their fame to promote a cause or a candidate doesn't bother me. I'd do the same if I could.
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@jzcb87 (1801)
• United States
27 Oct 06
They are just invoking their first amendment right just like anyone else. No one can tell them that they can't. It just so happens that becuase of their position as celebrities, they have the influence so people will listen to them more then say the average joe on the street. I don't think they should shut up and act.
• United States
27 Oct 06
I agree. I wouldn't want someone to tell me I didn't have the right to be heard. And, if you don't care to hear what they have to say, you can always choose not to listen.
• United States
6 Jan 08
The main thing is that they are speaking from the heart, not for publicity.There are many stars that are working with organizations because now they have the opportunity to do the work they have always wanted.And because of their fame, the organizations are getting a lot of press and that is good because it gets more exposure.Princess Di was using the press in that way so why shouldn't today's stars.