But here is the question artists, performers need to ask themselves when they poke into the political realm with little to no experience, “do want to hear politicians sing?”
It seems singer, Billy Joel is a reasonable man who has awesome talent and understands why his fans like him, as are Mark Wahlberg and Josh Duhamel. It’s not that difficult, Hollywood; if you think you should tell people what to do and how to think run for office. Otherwise, shut it; nobody cares what you think.
I truly believe conservatives should stop paying to hear performers, entertainers trash their political views and party.
Source: Rolling Stone
“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,” Joel said.
“I’ve been to shows where people start haranguing the audience about what’s going on politically and I’m thinking, ‘You know, this isn’t why I came here,’” the singer explained. “As a matter of fact, one of the biggest cheers of the night comes when we do ‘Piano Man’ and I sing, ‘They know that it’s me that they’re coming to see to forget about life for a while,’ and the audience lets out this huge ‘ahhhh’ and I say, ‘OK, yeah, don’t forget that.’”
“I’m doing a residency at the world’s greatest arena – I mean what’s better than that?” he said. “This is our fourth year and it’s still selling out. I thought it would kind of dissipate. But so far there hasn’t been any indication of that. When there is then we’ll probably stop.”
Couldn’t agree more. I’m sure I don’t see eye to eye with him, but with insane people in entertainment clamoring for the murder of Republicans and not getting any flak for it, I’m just glad to see someone on the other side, Joel, who wants to shut up and do his job.
Of course, Joel is right, in a vacuum, but the problem remains that the loudest and angriest voices don’t just drown him out, it’s so out of balance that you would think that entertainers with Billy’s opinion have never existed.
War is in progress. It’s time for the everybody who rejects tyranny, even Billy, to speak up and drown the tyrants out but to tell how to and what do do.
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