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    Re: Kelly Clarkson Loses Twitter Followers After Endorsing Ron Paul

    I use to think open-discussion now was a sign of how we've changed towards politics in gneeral - I was raised under the belief that your political views were only yours and no one else's - and you shouldn't talk about those type of things with people (who you're voting for - etc)

    Turns out: they both held opposing views so those values they tried to instill were because they wanted to try to get along with eachother without fighting and arguing about it.
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    Re: Kelly Clarkson Loses Twitter Followers After Endorsing Ron Paul

    Any celebrity who chooses to make their socio-political views known in the public arena must understand that there MAY be a backlash for doing so. It's really that simple. If you don't want to have that sort of thing happen, then keep your pie-hole shut on the political stuff.

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    Re: Kelly Clarkson Loses Twitter Followers After Endorsing Ron Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Any celebrity who chooses to make their socio-political views known in the public arena must understand that there MAY be a backlash for doing so. It's really that simple. If you don't want to have that sort of thing happen, then keep your pie-hole shut on the political stuff.
    Wow, I actually agree with Tigger. Now I must go shower.

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    Re: Kelly Clarkson Loses Twitter Followers After Endorsing Ron Paul

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    Re: Kelly Clarkson Loses Twitter Followers After Endorsing Ron Paul

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    Re: Kelly Clarkson Loses Twitter Followers After Endorsing Ron Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Well....if you wanna know the truth....it definitely made me less of a fan.
    I'm willing to bet her music is just as mediocre and boring as it was before her endorsement.

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    Re: Kelly Clarkson Loses Twitter Followers After Endorsing Ron Paul

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    Re: Kelly Clarkson Loses Twitter Followers After Endorsing Ron Paul

    For the most part I view music and movies as escapes from the seriousness of life. I would prefer to not even know the political leanings of any of them. Notable exceptions when the purpose is intended to be political, such as Michael Moore's work, but then I know it's political going in because that's what he does, and I choose to avoid it. If an entertainer wants to espouse their political views, I'd prefer they do it as a regular member of a forum like Debate Politics, away from their "day job".

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    Re: Kelly Clarkson Loses Twitter Followers After Endorsing Ron Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Who cares? If we let politics decided who we watched in movies or listened to on the radio, we'd never be able to enjoy those things.
    You care. You spent your valuable time to read it and comment.

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    Re: Kelly Clarkson Loses Twitter Followers After Endorsing Ron Paul

    Art is about art. I don't give a crap what their politics are in nearly all cases. Unless they're some sort of violent crazy, in which case I may stop supporting them for fear my support of their livelihood will be used for violent craziness. But that extreme scenario aside, I really, really don't care.

    I think it is really weird that we see entertainers as "role models." They're not. They're entertainers. Their job is to entertain you. Their politics and private life is irrelevant to that goal.

    It's not that I think they shouldn't feel free to share their opinions. They're as entitled to free speech as the rest of us. It's just that I don't see why it matters or why I'd pay any attention to it.

    That said, in the political climate we live in, it's frankly naive for her to not expect some sort of backlash for sharing her politics. That's just the way things are in this country right now. Those people should grow up and realize that her politics have nothing to do with why they supposedly like her - which is that she's an entertainer who succeeds in entertaining them. But she also shouldn't be surprised.

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