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Reba McEntire: ‘Fans Want to Hear Music, Not Politics’

Reba McEntire is one of the most successful female country music artists of all time, selling more than 85 million records worldwide, winning 2 Grammy Awards, 7 CMA Awards, and 13 ACM awards during her more than 40-year career.

While many celebrities and entertainers use their public platform to push their personal and political agenda, Reba makes sure to steer clear of anything controversial during her concerts.

McEntire appeared on ABC’s The View Wednesday and was asked to respond to rapper Drake who went on an anti-Trump rant during a recent performance. Co-host Joy Behar asked McEntire “If you ever went on a political rant in the middle of your act, what would happen?”

The country music superstar responded with class, noting that as an entertainer her fans pay to see her play music not spout politics:

My fans would be shocked. I take it this way: they have paid their hard-earned money to come in there and fill a seat — parking, getting something at the concession stand, go and eat before the concert — I am there to entertain them, to take their worries away from them, so when they walk out, they can kind of have a little lift in their step and go, ‘Aw, that was such a great break from all the problems I have to deal with during daily life.’ So I’m not going to give them my political views.

Here’s a clip of McEntire’s comments:

Many Americans likely find McEntire’s comments refreshing, as they don’t want to go to a concert and be lectured by liberal celebrities about politics or any other subject, for that matter.

Do you agree with Reba that celebrities should stay away from politics, and focus on what made them successful, their art? Share your thoughts with us below! 

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  • Reba McEntire is right. No one pays to hear a political opinion at a concert. I would have asked for my money back had I been there

  • I couldn't agree with Reba McEntire more.
    When you are the face and voice of your product why would you want to, or even think about alienating any portion of your customer base with your political views. That would be the definition of stupid. And the same holds true with any Hollywood stars or companies and news media. That push their political views in people's faces. They are committing financial suicide it is that simple.
    There could be one catch to this though. The only other reason to do something that stupid is if someone or some group is willing to pay you so much money that you are not worried about losing all those customers and you would rather become a political prostitute just like the corrupt media has become, nothing more than political prostitutes that are willing to lie, cheat, and spread propaganda.
    And for that last group that is the group that are so beyond stupid it's mind-boggling. The Hollywood actors that think their opinions of politics is of any value kills me.
    Why would a person take advice from someone that is so out of touch with reality it is downright silly. They are either hopped up on drugs or in rehab or getting divorced, trying to get themselves in the newspaper or on TV anyway they can. That is all they know.
    Why would anyone want their advice on politics? If I wanted to become an actor I would ask them because that's their specialty. If I wanted to learn how to lie to people I would ask the corrupt lame stream media because that is their specialty. Pretty straightforward to me.

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