Should celebrities use their social medias’ accounts to share their political ideas?
People have different opinions about it: some people think they shouldn’t because it would lead them to ruin as they would expose themselves way too much; some others, instead, think that, as human beings, they should be able to express their personal opinions as everyone else.
But let’s have a look on what celebrities actually do!
Demi Lovato, for example, is not scared at all to share her political opinions: she doesn’t just post them on her social medias’ accounts, but she writes entire songs about politics.
On October 14 of this year, the famous American singer released a new song, “Commander in Chief”, directly referring to the U.S.’s 45th president, Donald Trump and his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California wildfires, Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality and racial injustice in the U.S.
“Do you understand that, as a celebrity, I have a right to political views as well? Or did you forget that we aren’t just around to entertain people for our entire lives, that we are citizens of the same country and we are humans with opinions as well? The difference between me and the type of artist you want and expect me to be – but I’m sorry honey that will never me – is that I literally don’t care if this ruins my career. This isn’t about that. My career isn’t about that. I made a piece of art that stands for something I believe in and I’m putting it out even at the risk of losing fans. I’ll take integrity in my work over sales any day” she replied to a fan who told her that she should have not released it.
Demi also explained that that song was not meant to be offensive, but that she just wanted to open people’s eyes on what, according to her, are the problems in the U.S. ‘s justice and political systems and on what should be fixed to improve lots of people’s lives.
“Music is art. Art is an expression meant to create conversation. We are heading into the most important election of our lives. This song isn’t about division. This is about finding answers from our sitting President. So please, debate, and talk about voting. That’s what this is all about.” she said on her Instagram story.
And that’s on what everybody should agree on: music, as a form of art, is meant to create conversion. People create conversations about politics everyday, so why not letting a celebrity doing the same?