The liberal entertainment community has always enjoyed attacking President Trump and propagating it’s personal political view through spewing anti-Trump rhetoric. However, there are some exceptions among them, people who prefer not revealing their politics to the public.
For example, legendary singer Billy Joel said that he disagrees with the majority of entertainers, who speak publicly about their political view and impose it to other people, and that he wants to keep his political views private.
As reported by Breitbart, Joel said that in terms of politics, entertainers are “more like court jesters than court philosophers.” He noted that his fans don’t come to his concerts to listen what he has to say about the president.
“I try to stay out of politics. I am a private citizen and I have a right to believe in my own political point of view, but I try not to get up on a soapbox and tell people how to think,” Joel said.
“I’ve been to shows where people start haranguing the audience about what’s going on politically and I’m thinking, ‘You know, this isn’t why I came here,’” he added. “As a matter of fact, one of the biggest cheers of the night comes when we do ‘Piano Man’ and I sing, ‘They know that it’s me that they’re coming to see to forget about life for a while,’ and the audience lets out this huge ‘ahhhh’ and I say, ‘OK, yeah, don’t forget that.’”
In addition to Joel, actor Josh Duhamel not so long ago spoke out too, saying that he feels exactly the same about actors talking about politics.
“I don’t like to get involved politically at all. Nobody cares what I think politically,” Duhamel said.