Celebrities should shut up and perform?
That was the gist of some of the comments in the post about Eddie Vedder. 'Shut up and sing'. Why should celebs lose their right to speech simply because more people will hear it than when you or I speak? Or does that only apply to the ones you(General) disagree with?
In that post I used the example of Patrick Stewart, one of my heroes, who said that since people only listen to old, white, rich men, then he will speak up. He speaks up about domestic violence due to is experiences as a boy.
Honestly, we are all outspoken here. If you had money and were famous, wouldn't you speak up about your pet causes or politics? I sure as hell would. I certainly don't assume that a celeb speaking out doesn't know what they are talking about. Well, maybe Gwyneth Paltrow ; )
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