I haven't been able to watch a Foster movie in years. Not sure why, really, but that's just the way it is. So not lining her pockets with my entertainment dollars won't be sacrifice for me.
... I can still watch/listen to some celebs that I know hold opposing political views, do bizarre things in their personal lives, etc.
I was never a big Michael Jackson fan, but can still use him as an example. Most folks, fans or otherwise, took his idiosyncracies with a grain of salt -- the plastic surgery, the fading skin, the glove, the pet chimp, the whole sleeping in the bariatric chamber .... But when it started to involve kids, that's when I just couldn't stomach him anymore.
Tom Cruise is the current celeb on the outs. I hear MI3 is supposed to be pretty decent, but I'm still on the fence on getting it on DVD. When you can no longer separate the actor on the screen with the weirdo off, they are "ruined". I think Tom's reached that tipping point, so unless the hubby really wants to see MI3, we'll probably pass.
If I "banned" every celeb from my entertainment menu for their off-screen/stage antics, the pickins would be pretty slim. But there's a fine line there somewhere that after it is crossed, I'm just not buying anything they put out anymore.
Ilk from the right as well including
The above mentioned I mostly agree with thier politics but I don't pay them for politics.
Arnold (When he entered politics he left entertainment, for me. His acting was horrible anyway.) I do support his politics most times.
whether I agree or not with their spillage is not the issue
But by far, most are the left leaning ilk.
Does that mean the Righties know where the money comes from more so than the lefties.
This list is just the ones I currently remember, it grows and shrinks with time.
... I don't see his message as being political so much as social, and I can't fault him for using his celebrity to get a message out when you have so many civil rights "celebs" touting a culture of victimhood.
I would also have to disagree on Arnold. He actually expressed his political beliefs to an electorate and was voted to represent him. If he went back to acting in a few years, wouldn't effect my going to see the movie.
I have no problem with celebs of either stripe expressing their beliefs so much as I find the ignorant ones bashing people patently offensive.
How could you forget Barbra and Susan Sarandon! LOL
that as long as you agree with their POV it's OK for them to express their ideas...
I don't understand why people who happen to be famous shouldn't be allowed to speak their opinions. To me it is just amazing that some people believe that others should shut up! Just because they are famous doesn't mean that they don't have basic rights and shouldn't be free to express them. I guess GW shouldn't say anything about movies or music since he ain't an actor (at least he isn't paid for it) nor a musician.
but no one has to listen OR refrain from giving an opposing viewpoint. In many cases when these celebs "speak out" they embarrass themselves by showing their ignorance. They might be better off just doing their jobs.
The ones I don't like I mostly don't like regardless of their political leanings. I can't help it if the vast majority of Hollywood types are far left.
Actually, I have no interest whatever in the President's musical or movie tastes. It would be bizarre for him to do movie or music reviews.
For my NO list add Whoopi Goldberg, Baba, Rosie O, Some others.
Remember My Favorite Year? Peter O'Toole is hanging by a rope outside a window and one stuffy gent sees him and says to another, ''I think Alan Swann is beneath us.'' and the other gent says. ''Of course he's beneath us. He's an ACTOR!''
If not, you have a double standard. Unlike most entertainers, Foster has a college degree and has always kept up with important national issues -- and I'd rather have her as President than the incumbent. And I suspect most of the students who voted to hear her would, too!
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... Arnie and Clint Eastwood both ran for public office on their political ideas such as they are. And got elected. So, I would say that the political musings of either are at least informed instead of ignorant. There are Dems that fit that mold as well, celebrity may assist them in getting into office, but they run on their ideas.
I don't have a problem with Foster giving the speech she did. She's as free to show her ignorance as the next gal.
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