I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." - Dr. Carl Sagan
I don't think there is anything wrong with a celebrity using his or her status to promote his or her point of view. Dispute the point, not the right to make it.
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They're just taking advantage of having a media platform. A soap box. Same as us.
ever notice the smartest celebs-like Yale Magna Cum Laude Jodie Foster or Mensa member Geena Davis etc aren't the ones shooting their mouths off.
A celebrity may very well have the ear of the public.However it would be quite a coincidence that, a singer say would have unique and profound thoughts on the politics of the day.Celebrities often talk on tv as if there opinions have been silenced when often the opposite is true.When they get the criticism of their words they feel like they have been censored when actually people "below" them have used their freedom of speech to loudly disagree with them.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.