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Why Kurt Russell Says Hollywood Stars Should Stay Out Of Politics

Kurt Russell feels that Hollywood stars should remain out of politics, as he stated in an interview. The Overboard actor, who describes himself as a “hardcore libertarian,” confessed that his political views differ substantially from those of most Hollywood celebrities and entertainers.

Russell was responding to the contentious context in which many Hollywood celebrities are weighing in on politics, and he believes that expressing such views is “harmful” to performers. He has  always thought of themselves as court jesters. They  do that, Russell explained. As far as he is concerned, one should refrain from saying anything so that the public may perceive one in any persona.

There’s no reason performers can’t study as much as everyone else about any topic, Russell concluded. But he believes what’s unfortunate is that they’ve lost their standing as a court jester. He is  also a court jester. That’s what he was made for.  Russell, who began his career in Hollywood as a child actor in 1962, seemed to be delivering a message to Hollywood celebrities, particularly comedians.

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Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar come to mind as Hollywood comedians who have converted into using a publicly recognised platform to espouse their own ideas. During Trump’s administration, Goldberg declined to utter his name, rather alluding to the 45th president as “you know who.” Goldberg said that she “can’t” mention Trump’s name in connection with the title “President,” while knowing that “individuals don’t like that she doesn’t do it.”

Moreover, Joy Behar dubbed Donald Trump a “domestic terrorist,” and Goldberg and Behar’s political views aren’t restricted to Trump. The couple slammed Republicans Sarah Palin and Kimberly Klacick while publicly supporting Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden. According to Kurt Russell, comedians, the modern-day court jesters, lose their vital role in society when they express their own political views.

A court jester isn’t always hilarious, the star of The Hateful Eight observed. Only a court jester can come inside the palace and knock the king out, as long as he doesn’t hit too close to home. He  believe it has been a significant component of all civilizations throughout history, and he would want to see it continue in theirs.  Russell is alluding to “the Fool” from William Shakespeare’s King Lear, whose aim was to make the king laugh, but in truth, “the Fool” utilises irony and sarcasm to bring out the monarch’s flaws in a way that no one else can.

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Whoopi Goldberg addressed Kurt Russell about gun regulation and his position on the Second Amendment during an interview on The View. The last thing he wants to see is celebrities or performers get political, Russell said. It’s just something he can’t stand to see.  After being “ambushed” in an interview on gun violence in The Hateful Eight, the veteran actor said that he had “reluctantly made statements” on gun control.

Having said that, Russell explained, he was kind of requested to put it in perspective with this movie in some way.I n fact, when it comes to dealing with things like terrorism, all are going to have different ideas about how to do it and how to cope with it.  His opinion is that the Founding Fathers had a very good reason for the Second Amendment, and that reason is that no government has ever had to battle its own people. That, he believes, is a vital aspect of human existence.

Many people may agree or disagree with Kurt Russell’s views on issues such as gun control, but his remarks about court jesters no longer having a beneficial impact on our country have merit. When a comedian’s political ideas take precedence over entertaining an audience, they risk losing sight of what made them brilliant and relevant in the first place. They frequently wind up sounding like a broken record of hatred.

Some Americans yearn for the days when humorous actors like Don Rickles and Dean Martin would “roast” celebrities and politicians. Even in the early days of Saturday Night Live, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and the rest of the original cast members had Americans in hysterics with their political routines since they were done in good taste while keeping their personal political beliefs out of the spotlight.

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