People in the entertainment industry are always desperate to stay in the limelight and stay relevant. Whenever they see a trend happening, they just on it, like the spate of Hollywood liberal celebrities who attack Republican President Donald Trump whenever someone puts a microphone in their hands.
Once Meryl Streep and some A-listers started it, seemingly everyone else blindly joined in. These celebrities don’t seem to realize that their fans have no desire to have these performers shove their political views down their throats. Thankfully, legendary singer-songwriter Billy Joel, and he just took a stand for normalcy in the era of crazy liberal protesting.
Joel stated, as reported by Breitbart, that performers are “more like court jesters than court philosophers.” He understands that his fans want to hear his music, not his political opinions. Said Billy, “I try to stay out of politics. I am a private citizen and I have a right to believe in my own political point of view, but I try not to get up on a soapbox and tell people how to think.”
Continued the “We Didn’t Start the Fire” singer, “I’ve been to shows where people start haranguing the audience about what’s going on politically and I’m thinking, ‘You know, this isn’t why I came here.’”
He added, “As a matter of fact, one of the biggest cheers of the night comes when we do ‘Piano Man’ and I sing, ‘They know that it’s me that they’re coming to see to forget about life for a while,’ and the audience lets out this huge ‘ahhhh’ and I say, ‘OK, yeah, don’t forget that.’” Are you glad Billy Joel spoke out against liberal performers who don’t realize their fans aren’t paying to hear them run their mouth about politics?