Is it wise or foolish for an entertainer to express personal political views or philosophies to their audience during their show acts?
It depends. In some instances, it helped Late Night Show Entertainers to temporarily increase their viewership audiences. In the future though, it may server to decrease viewership as a Variety article appears to indicate.
One thing for certain though, there is a risk that by doing so, there may occur a negative psychology association that may never be forgotten in time by an audience viewer.
Many people pay to watch r entertainment to forget their daily routines, anxiety’s, and relax and not want to be reminded about divisive politics. The viewer may resent listening or being reminded about divisive politics especially if they do not agree with the entertainer’s view.
Psychology of Association
Association in psychology refers to a mental connection between concepts, events, or mental states that usually stems from specific experiences.
2:22 What does a man acquire from all his labor and from the anxiety that accompanies his toil on earth?
2:23 For all day long his work produces pain and frustration, and even at night his mind cannot relax! This also is futile!
3:1 For everything there is an appointed time, and an appropriate time for every activity on earth:
3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
3:5 A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
3:12 I have concluded that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to enjoy themselves as long as they live,
3:13 and also that everyone should eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all his toil, for these things are a gift from God.
What’s My Point?
My daughter enjoys Billy Joel and goes to his concerts. Out of curiosity, I read up on Billy Joel and enjoyed his viewpoint that he “makes a conscious effort to avoid discussingpolitics in public because he sees himself as an entertainer, first andforemost, and doesn’t think it’s appropriate to tell people what to think.”
In My Opinion,
Based on King Solomon’s above proverbs, Billy Joel is wise not to express his personal political opinions during his entertainment acts.
Entertainers have First Amendment Rights, but as the proverb advises, there is “an appropriate time for everything under the sun.”
Offending any member in an audience who pays to see a performer, is not wise in the long run, in my opinion.
Read the Articles in the Source Links Below.
Performers who express their personal political opinions during a non-related entertainment performance, wise or foolish?
If you became a “victim” of their interjected political views when you paid or invested your time to see them perform, will you be offended, and/or will they lose a fan, because of your “negative psychological association.”
Regards and good will blogging.
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