Should celebrities talk politics?

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Should celebrities talk politics?

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This past election, many celebrities have used their fame and spotlight to bring attention to contemporary politics. Political positions of multiple celebrities have run the gamut – from supporting different political stances to campaigning for a certain political candidate in elections. Their fans are constantly interested in what they think and say. Celebrities are influential, especially in our society which is dominated by social media. It only takes one glance at a social media post to receive rapid and various opinions of celebrities. Despite the headlines that cover these celebrity political positions, we all wonder: Should celebrities be involved in politics?

Some may argue that celebrities shouldn’t push their political views onto fans. This will cause celebrities to lose some of their popularity. No matter what they say about certain political topics, they’re going to make enemies with some fans who may disagree with their stance. However, others may argue that celebrities impact on politics is needed. They believe celebrities have the responsibility to speak out on our behalf and to raise awareness on certain matters. According to them, it is important for celebrities to share what they believe, even if it means becoming less popular. Of course, celebrities are humans, too!

I interviewed fellow Penn State Lehigh Valley student about their opinion concerning this controversial topic. Make sure to check out the slideshow to see their opinions.