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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Is The World Coming To An End?

Well, I'll be damned. A celebrity with some fucking sense. It is truly a sign of the apocalypse:
Kid Rock Vetoes Celebrity Political Endorsements

Not one to mince words, Kid Rock nevertheless says don't ask him to sound off on affairs of state.

"I truly believe that people like myself, who are in a position of entertainers in the limelight, should keep their mouth shut on politics," the rap-rock musician, 37, tells CMT Insider.

"Because at the end of the day," he goes on to say, "I'm good at writing songs and singing. What I'm not educated in is the field of political science. And so for me to be sharing my views and influencing people of who I think they should be voting for ... I think would be very irresponsible on my part."

Of the celebs who haven't taken the same approach, Rock says, "I think celebrity endorsements hurt politicians. As soon as somebody comes out for a politician, especially in Hollywood, when they all go, 'I'm voting for this guy!' – I go, 'That's not who I'm voting for!' "
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I have a new found respect for the dude. I still don't like his 'music', it is rap after all, but gawd-damn. He is absolutely right. If I hear an entertainer stumping for a politician, that's the first sign as to who to not vote for.
Most - if not all - celebrities have no clue about politics. They live in their own little world of glitz and glamor, and don't know shit about the 'little' people. They should keep their fucking trap shut when it comes to the rest of the world.

I may just run out and buy one of his albums. I won't listen to it, but at least he's not worthy of a boycott.


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5 comments:

Deacon Tyler said...

I agree 100 %!

rdennis@gwtc.net said...

Oops, my son was sing my computer and I didn't log him off from here! That last comment belonged to me.

curmudgeon said...

Oh well. It's the thought that counts.

Deb said...

I'm with you on this one. I've never been a big Kid Rock fan, but I like him a lot more now.

curmudgeon said...

At least he's one celeb with some sense.