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


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#11 Panthro

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:23 PM

Mel Gibson? Kid Rock (not totally conservative but does hold a lot of political views that are contrary to liberals)


That backs up rodeo's point more than ever lol

Guy samples more music than Puffy Daddy

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:27 PM

Mel Gibson's not conservative. He just hates jews, minorities and has a narrow, inflexible, historically inacurate view of Christianity.

Ok maybe I should have thought that through.

Apocolypto was good.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:28 PM

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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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:31 PM

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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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:46 PM

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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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:49 PM

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

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:52 PM

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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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:14 PM

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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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:19 PM

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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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:43 PM

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: