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Has an "artists" political views ever caused you to boycott them?

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That backs up rodeo's point more than ever lol

Guy samples more music than Puffy Daddy

All rappers are pretty much rip offs, but if that dillweed Jay Z is considered to be an artist than so to is Kid Rock.

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I boycott Pauly Shore movies because I hate his political views (whatever they are).

Matt LeBlanc once got asked his view of the Iraq war by some news organization. I liked his answer. He essentially said, "I'm in favor if it, but what the hell are you asking me for? I'm a freaking actor."

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I've seen so many over the past several years:

the Dixie Chicks

Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon

Oprah

Bono from U2

the list goes on.

I wouldn't say I choose to boycott these because of their views. If they're a good singer or actor, I would probably still listen to their music or watch their movies. I do, however, wonder why they think they're political experts just because they're celebrities and in the public eye.

Bono (from Dublin, Ireland) can't even vote in an American election, but yet he's an outspoken advocate of the Democratic Party.

I've seen some pro athletes get involved in this, also.

This goes for ALL parties (not just the Dems, as I've listed above). There's some real nuts in all walks of life.

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Yes. I do have the choice to not give an individual or company my money for any reason. Right?

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Yes. I do have the choice to not give an individual or company my money for any reason. Right?
Yeah, I get that. But it just seems absurd to me. I mean Sean Penn may be a douchebag...and for the record I think he is...but I'm not going to stop watching his movies because of that. I think he's a fantastic actor. So what if he's a nutcase?

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Yeah, I get that. But it just seems absurd to me. I mean Sean Penn may be a douchebag...and for the record I think he is...but I'm not going to stop watching his movies because of that. I think he's a fantastic actor. So what if he's a nutcase?

Got Milk?

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Got Milk?

I actually haven't seen that because he plays a gay character and we all know that gay people are bad for society.

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Bono annoys me not because of his views, but because people talk about him like he deserves the Nobel Peace Price just because he's "outspoken" about causes.

Jeez, he's a frigging singer who makes a load of money and lives the "rock star" lifestyle. So what if he occasionally talks up causes or spends a day getting his picture taken doing "relief work".

There are people who have devoted their entire lives to helping the disadvantaged who will never see so much as a news article about them, much less an award. Yet people act like a rock singer is a great humanitarian who should be consulted for policy ideas.

People thought USA for Africa was something special too, and it was a nice gesture, but it was still essentially singers...singing. That's no more deserving of special recognition than a rich guy writing a big check to his favorite charity.

Sheesh :rolleyes:

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I've seen so many over the past several years:

the Dixie Chicks

Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon

Oprah

Bono from U2

the list goes on.

I wouldn't say I choose to boycott these because of their views. If they're a good singer or actor, I would probably still listen to their music or watch their movies. I do, however, wonder why they think they're political experts just because they're celebrities and in the public eye.

Bono (from Dublin, Ireland) can't even vote in an American election, but yet he's an outspoken advocate of the Democratic Party.

I've seen some pro athletes get involved in this, also.

This goes for ALL parties (not just the Dems, as I've listed above). There's some real nuts in all walks of life.

a nice thing about america is that no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you think, you're allowed to tell every person you meet your opinions. you don't have to be a 'qualified' political expert to have an opinion on something, we sure aren't here in the tinderbox.

i'll never get why people begrudge other folks doing that just because they're famous.

being famous doesn't mean you're not allowed to share your opinion. if you've got a platform and something you care about, shout it as loud as you can.

i notice you listed all liberals. if your real problem is their views, man up and say that. don't pretend you disagree with all famous people sharing opinions.

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Rodeo, I think the problem some people have is that their opinions (the artists) shouldn't be worth any more than the average persons. But they do hold some sway over their audience and have the ability to shape others' opinions, especially if the others are young people.

Personally I don't care what an artists' thoughts are on the political process.

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Usually when an artist starts to feel like they should share their beliefs their work starts to become tired and boring, so it might not be a bad idea to stop watching them at that point.

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Eh, I love Ted Nugent, 3 Doors Down, etc, they are total republican but I still jam to their stuff. Most bands don't have a political message in their songs, and if a song has something you don't like, yet you like all the other songs, just skip it.

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