I usually can’t stand when celebrities get involved in politics. But you gotta admit, sometimes, it's kinda funny.
Rapper Azealia Banks expressed support for Donald Trump's humor and 2024 presidential run, while other celebrities like Barbra Streisand and Cher are threatening to leave the U.S. if he wins again. Twitter reactions show that many find these celebrity political statements exaggerated and entertaining, with a vast majority indicating they don't care about celebrity opinions on politics.
At times, it’s best to just sit back with a bowl of popcorn and watch the show.
In an interview with Britain's “The Standard,” Banks admitted that “nothing can take [Trump] down.” Later she added, “He’s just f**king funny. He’s been through how many bankruptcies? How many wives? How many television shows? Seriously, nothing can take him down.”
Banks also said that keeping Biden in office is “elder abuse” and that “she feels ‘way safer’ in her new home state of Florida where ‘everyone carries a gun,’” Breitbart reported.
At the same time, with the 2024 election less than a year away, celebrities are pissed that Trump's in the running - again.
During a November 14 segment of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, singer Barbra Streisand insisted, “I will move. I can’t live in this country if [Trump] becomes president.”
On Biden, she claimed, “ I think he’s done a good job. He’s compassionate. He’s smart. He supports the right things.”
Streisand is not alone. Singer Cher told the UK's “The Guardian” that she “almost got an ulcer the last time” Trump won, adding, “This time I will leave [the country]” if he wins again.
Other celebrities will likely follow suit. In 2016, before Trump was elected, a long list of celebrities vowed to leave the country if he won. (Spoiler alert: they never left.)
It's really funny when celebrities get their panties in a wad over political issues. Twitter users shared that sentiment and thought the celebrity complaints were exaggerations.
“I’ve noticed [in] the past week or so the reoccurrence of posts of mainly celebrities saying they are going to leave the country if Trump wins. It’s a ruse folks. They know we live in the greatest country on earth. They aren’t going anywhere,” one user wrote.
Another added, “Think about the arrogance that requires, are we supposed to change our vote to keep them? Why should I care if they leave.” Another user added a Twitter poll asking users if they cared about the opinions of celebrities. More than 85 percent of voters said "No" as of Friday afternoon.
Ultimately, while it is annoying as hell when celebrities get involved or try to get involved in politics, at times it is a little entertaining.
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