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Goldie Hawn Explains Why Celebrities Shouldn’t Speak Out About Politics

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Goldie Hawn Explains Why Celebrities Shouldn’t Speak Out About Politics

Goldie Hawn has warned celebrities to stay in their lane when it comes to speaking about politics.

A-listers all over the world will sometimes wade into political discussions by either promoting their ideas or when they're asked by interviewers about what side of the spectrum they fall on.

They can simply say they support a policy idea or try to call on their followers to vote against someone they disagree with.

However, Hawn said she likes to stay out of that volatile debate and feels other entertainers should do the same.

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The Oscar winner sat down with SiriusXM radio host Megyn Kelly to discuss the idea.

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Kelly kicked off the conversation by saying: "I think it's why it drives people crazy when Hollywood tries to act holier than thou and starts lecturing middle America about morality and so on.

"And you know, these people sitting in Iowa who have never done any, they've never tried to put someone on a casting couch ... They're like, you could save your lectures for somebody else."

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Hawn agreed and replied: "That's right, exactly.

"A lot of Hollywood has a lot of missions, right? And you know, you want to put your name onto something that you believe in, but it doesn't make a difference. And that's the reality.

"I stay in my lane. The reality is, is that if we want to do anything, we want to do it for all people, not just for a group or whatever."

Goldie believes entertainers should remain just that: entertainers. She continued: "What makes polarity even more is creating teams on either side of the aisle.

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"And I don't think that's what we do. I think we entertain.

"I think we bring awareness to people, just of their ability to laugh, to have joy, to experience it, to cry. We are emotional beings and create emotion in others. And it's in this case, I think we're in service."

The Cactus Flower actor's statements echo something Ricky Gervais recently said about celebrities sticking to their craft without yelling about other virtues.

Reflecting on his 2020 Golden Globes speech where he effectively told celebrities to chill out on the social or political lectures in their acceptance speeches, Gervais warned how people can get easily tired of being spoken to.

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"With all of the austerity and people struggling, they think, 'Why are these people lecturing me? They're going to an awards ceremony in a limo and are telling me to recycle?'" he told The Sun.

"People just got sick of it, just got sick of virtue signalling. And they were like a beacon to aim their wrath at.

"The people with nothing became tired of being lectured by people who had everything."

Featured Image Credit: Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity

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