Reba McEntire “The View” Video: Entertainers Shouldn’t Talk Politics
Reba McEntire was a guest co-host on Wednesday’s “The View,” where she expressed her belief that entertainers shouldn’t talk politics. Watch below.
It was Joy Behar, filling in for Whoopi Goldberg as the moderator, who brought up the topic by mentioning Drake’s reported rant about President Trump during a concert. Naturally, she wanted McEntire’s take, asking, “If you ever went on a political rant in the middle of your act, what would happen?” She admitted, “My fans would be shocked.”
McEntire explained, “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.”
In fact, during the earlier “Hot Topics,” McEntire was clearly reticent to weigh in the discussions related to President Trump. Behar now asked if she was worried about losing her audience, and the country superstar responded, “That’s not as important as this is my job to entertain. It shouldn’t be my platform to be up on stage giving my political views.”
Jedediah Bila told her, “On behalf of myself and a lot of America, I want to say thank you for not bringing politics into the arena, because when I go see a show — life is really hard, the news is really hard — I think when I go [see] someone as talented as you are, I go for the art. I want to hear someone sing. I don’t want a lecture, no matter where you stand.”
As Gossip Cop reported, Sunny Hostin reacted on “The View” to Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime Show by expressing disappointment that she didn’t make a “big political statement.” But now listening to McEntire’s perspective, she said, “I agree with you.” Still, Behar argued, “The criticism that celebrities should be quiet about politics is stupid. We elected a celebrity.” Check out the video below.