(This post published on December 2, 2016)
I’ve already done a post or two on this subject (see links to those posts at the bottom of this one). I guess the 2016 election cycle in the United States really riled the celebrities up because they won’t shut up about their political views lately.
I see the rare celebrity gets it – actor Mark Wahlberg recently spoke up in an interview and said celebrities live in a Hollywood bubble, are out of touch with everyday (non famous) Americans and should shut up about politics in public: God bless you, Mark Wahlberg. I agree with you completely.
As I did say on an older post, I might not be as adverse to celebrities occasionally publicly pontificating about their political views if they were just not so obnoxious and rude about it.
Celebrities who spout off frequently about their political views are usually left wingers who insult any one who is right wing or votes Republican. As a right winger, I get very tired of these Democrat or liberal celebrities bashing me or people like me – they do not even know me; they just make all sorts of assumptions about people who hold certain political views.
But at least one Hollywood A-lister claims he’s bowing out of the political game. Mark Wahlberg, who stars in the upcoming film “Patriot’s Day,” says it’s high time celebrities recognize that no one between the coasts cares what they think about the President-elect.
“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t [talk politics],” he told Task & Purpose magazine. “They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”
Wahlberg said, “A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t.”
“A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family,” Wahlberg continued.
by Paul Bois
“A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble.”
In a recent interview promoting his upcoming film Patriot’s Day, actor Mark Wahlberg said celebrities need to shut up about politics and look outside their bubble.
Asked if he ever talks openly about politics, Wahlberg simply said “no” and that other celebrities should follow his lead.
“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” Wahlberg said to Task and Purpose, a website dedicated to veterans.
You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway. They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family. Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world, and I exist in the real world. And although I can navigate Hollywood and I love the business and the opportunities it’s afforded me, I also understand what it’s like not to have all that.
You see, Hollywood? Unlike Lena Dunham, Michael Shannon, Mark Ruffalo, Kerry Washington, Joss Whedon, Scarlett Johansson, and many others, Mark Wahlberg exhibits grace and humility towards his American audience.
He acknowledges his success and makes no apologies for it but he is also capable of appreciating the hard work of less affluent people who slap $15 on the box office counter to see his work.
He may not agree with them on every political or social issue, but he doesn’t look down from his privileged position to lecture those who don’t live in his bubble.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Mark Wahlberg has had enough of celebrities speaking out about politics <a href=”https://t.co/xCyCdfx1V2″>https://t.co/xCyCdfx1V2</a></p>— TheBlaze (@theblaze) <a href=”https://twitter.com/theblaze/status/804166660823412736″>December 1, 2016</a></blockquote>