Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Ariana Grande have been vocal about their support for certain political figures. Other celebrities, like Joaquin Phoenix, have used award shows to bring awareness to various topics. ((Photo Credit: Emara Saez/Achona Online))
Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Ariana Grande have been vocal about their support for certain political figures. Other celebrities, like Joaquin Phoenix, have used award shows to bring awareness to various topics.

(Photo Credit: Emara Saez/Achona Online)

Should Celebrities Become Involved in Politics? (PODCAST)

February 9, 2020

Recently, the issue surrounding celebrities and politics has been in the spotlight; celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé have been voicing their political opinions through various mediums. Whether it be on social media or on an award show stage, several celebrities have voiced their opinions on various issues ranging from women’s rights to the current administration’s border policy. Many have criticized these artists for bringing controversial issues into mainstream media. Often times, many feel that celebrities should leave it up to politicians to discuss these issues rather than mention them during “inappropriate” times. Some people feel that celebrities are not educated or qualified enough to discuss controversial issues in the public eye. On the other hand, others feel that celebrities are responsible enough to use their platforms to bring attention to worthwhile causes. In this podcast episode, Junior Staff Writer Emara Saez and Contributing Staff Writer Amelia Cuttle dive into this topic and share some examples while giving their opinion on the matter.

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