Reba McEntire isn’t one to let politics get in the way of her music. So when a reporter tried to make her trash President Donald Trump, Reba promptly wrecked her plan with the perfect four-word reply.
Reba McEntire hasn’t enjoyed one of the longest and most successful careers in the entertainment industry by letting her political beliefs overshadow her musical talents. That’s one of the things her fans love most about her — she knows that they want to hear her sing, not pontificate about political issues and controversial lawmakers.
During a recent interview with ITK, the legendary country music singer was asked about her practice of keeping her political views to herself. “That’s not my job,” she replied when a reporter asked her why she never weighs in on the political climate.
Country singer Reba McEntire doesn’t think it’s part of her job to discuss politics. The 63-year-old was recently asked to share her political views to which she quickly quipped, “That’s not my job.” [Source: Fox News]
This is not the first time Reba has made it clear that her place is to entertain, not lecture, but still, the media cannot seem to get it through their thick skulls.
In an interview on “The View” last year, she said of her concertgoers, “They have paid their hard-earned money to come in there and fill a seat. I am there to entertain them. To take their worries away from them, so when they walk out, they can kind of have a lift in their step and just go, ‘Oh that was such a great break from all the problems I have to deal with during daily life.'”
Still, Reba doesn’t judge other celebrities who have spoken up about their political beliefs. “That’s why it’s so great to live here in the United States of America,” she said. “You can vote in and you can say what you want to, and you can choose not to say what you want to.”
Reba McEntire says, as a country music star, weighing in on politics just isn’t in her job description.
“That’s not my job,” McEntire told ITK recently when asked about her practice of keeping her lips sealed on political issues.
It’s a rare stance among Hollywood entertainers, who have increasingly weighed in on the happenings in Washington, D.C., amid the Trump era. [Source: The Hill]
While Reba’s silence on political issues is a rarity in the entertainment industry, other country music stars have opted to stick to singing, as well. In 2017, Martina McBride said, “I don’t feel like [it’s] my job to
And earlier this year, Brad Paisley revealed that politics would be completely shut out of the Country Music Association Awards. “I’m not gonna touch that. I just don’t find politics funny anymore,” he said. “There was a time when it was. It’s just not funny to me anymore.”
However, not everyone in the country music industry chooses to stick to entertaining. John Rich, for example, is a strong advocate for the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. “Successful artists, while they’re only one person, or a couple of people, whatever it is, they have millions of fans,” he said. “So when they speak, those millions of fans hear what they say.”
“The issue with gun control, you look at it and you go, ‘These maniacs, these vicious people are taking a weapon and shooting people with it.’ And then the flip side of that is, right now, I’m in New York City and back in Nashville is my wife and my two little kids,” Rich added. “And if somebody breaks into my house, which rifle would you suggest I tell my wife to grab? Which one should she grab? The one that gives her the best chance at protecting her and my kids or the one that doesn’t?”
Reba McEntire made a smart decision to allow her fans the joy of her music without a side of politics. Share this report if you agree.