Country music superstar Reba McEntire is the latest artist to endorse the idea that entertainers should not preach their political opinions to their fans.
The View co-host Joy Behar broached the topic with McEntire Wednesday by referencing rapper Drake’s recent F-bomb-laced anti-Donald Trump rant. “F*ck that man!” Drake told a sold-out crowd in England after a lengthy screed about Trump dividing Americans.
Behar asked McEntire, “If you ever went on a political rant in the middle of your act, what would happen?”
“My fans would be shocked,” the two-time Grammy-winner said. “I take it this way: they have paid their hard-earned money to come in there and fill a seat — parking, getting something at the concession stand, go and eat before the concert — I am there to entertain them, to take their worries away from them, so when they walk out, they can kind of have a little lift in their step and go, ‘Aw, that was such a great break from all the problems I have to deal with during daily life.’ So I’m not going to give them my political views.”