One of the legendary actors in Hollywood, Kurt Russell has explained why actors should not get involved in politics and said that it hurts their status as ‘court jesters.’
On November 3, the most voted election in American history took place. According to unofficial results, former Vice President Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States. Donald Trump still did not admit defeat.
There has never been this much involvement in the history of the United States. Behind the fact that people show so much interest in the election is the incredible contribution of celebrities from both social media and television. So many famous names tried to highlight the names they supported until the elections and encourage people to vote.
However, during a recent interview with ‘The New York Times,’ Kurt Russell does not find this true and argues that celebrities should not get involved in politics. He claimed that this was detrimental to the ‘court jesters’ status.
Here’s what he said:
“I’ve always been someone who felt we are court jesters. That’s what we do. As far as I’m concerned, you should step away from saying anything so that you can still be seen by the audience in any character.”
“A court jester is the only one who can walk into the castle and put the king down as long as he doesn’t hit too close to home. I think that’s been a big, important part of all cultures throughout history, and I’d like to see it stay in ours.”
Before the US presidential election earlier this month, it turned out to be the celebrities, including Tom Hanks, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and many more, most likely to influence their fans’ votes.
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