Monday, October 20, 2008

Actors Are People Too, You Know

I always get tickled when I witness someone puff up with indignation and began pontificating as to why actors should not express their political opinions. It's usually when the actor has an opposing viewpoint and the reason for the offense is that the actor doesn't know what he/she is talking about because he/she "is only an actor" and they should "stick to acting".

Well, aren't we all "just" something? I see people of all education levels and political affiliations jumping on-line to voice their opinions on every little thing they can come up with an opinion about.

Why is it so wrong for actors?

Just pay them as much mind as you pay to the pride of SC that post on the local rag's website.

Why get so worked up about it?

Thor sez: I gotta opinion.


Anonymous said...

Do the names Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger ring a bell?
Does that prove the point that when the actor agrees with their ideology, they suddenly become brilliant political sages worthy of the highest office!

JanetLee said...

But, of course, that's different!

Marcheline said...

Actors are people too, and just as deserving of the right to their opinions on politics, the best restaurant, and bringing up babies.

Whether we choose to align our views with theirs is UP TO US... and is in no way the fault of the actors!

And just because someone is an actor, as part of the cornucopia of skills and accomplishments that make up every individual, does not in any way make them less capable of being a politician or world leader.

We should neither give people credit nor take away their credibility based on the fact that they are actors. It's just plain silly.

- M

JanetLee said...

M- exactly!