May 9, 2021

2 thoughts on “Actors are people too

  1. Jeff: I didn’t watch the Golden Globes or hear the speech so I have no comment on the content of the speech. That said, I don’t appreciate it when I am watching something that is for entertainment value and the artist decides to use the platform to expouse their political ideology. This is true for actors, singers, etc. I get especially annoyed if I am paying to be entertained, like at a concert. I believe each has a right to voice their opinion but I do think the forum matters. I stopped watching events such as the Oscars, Golden Globes, Peoples Choice awards, because I was tired of artists using these forums for that purpose. If I go to a play, I want to see the play. If I go to a concert, I want to see the artist and hear them sing. If I watch an awards show, I want to see who the award is presented to and hear their acceptance speach. No more, no less. I don’t think these are appropriate forums for discussing politics. That’s my 2 cents. You can keep the change or leave each penny face up in a parking lot for someone to pickup to enhance their day ( 🙂 ).

    1. I get that. I get that some people might find it jarring to be shaken out of expectations by an apparently unrelated comment or sidetrack. My 1 penny counter:

      – Is it really so appealing to hear the same “I want to thank my….” repeatedly? The practiced and tired canned comments or something the person actually feels?
      – The actual “speech” was probably about 3 minutes. It wasn’t an oratory.
      – The issue I was arguing against was people saying actors don’t have the right to their opinion at all.
      – I don’t watch awards shows ever, I just clicked on a Facebook link after seeing what I felt like was so much overreaction.

      It’s a separate debate entirely on what is an appropriate forum for discussing politics!

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