Type to search

The reigning champion of the Golden Globes: politics

The reigning champion of the Golden Globes: politics

Anonymous
Share

This weekend, Golden Globes host Ricky Garvias implored celebrities attending the event to not make the award show political. In todays day and age, it seems as though politics and entertainment are more intertwined than ever. Award shows have now become a platform for celebrities to express their political views and make either serious or satirical statements about political, current affairs. However, is this a trend we should we perpetuating?

Prior to the Golden Globes, host Ricky Gervais urged celebrities not to take politics to the forefront of the show by saying, “You know nothing about the real world,” and adding “Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg”. Despite his pleas, however, the award show ended up being highly political touching on the escalating situation with the U.S. and Iran, the urgency of pro-choice politicians in office and the 2020 US presidential elections. Most frequently mentioned were the devastating Australia fires, as some industry figures connected them to climate change.

It has now become commonplace for award shows to become a medium for some of the world’s most influential personalities to voice their opinions on political affairs. Given the advent of politics at award shows, it is worth questioning whether this is an appropriate trend.

Some, like Ricky Gervais, argue that celebrities shouldn’t be making statements about politics at all. In this debate, there are two schools of thought; those who believe that celebrities have an obligation to speak out about political affairs due to their power of influence and those who believe that they should remain silent and leave political affairs to the policy makers. Given the remarkable power of influence celebrities have, some believe that it is their duty to speak out about current affairs, especially in the case of natural disasters and human rights atrocities. The foundation of this belief is that they are able to raise awareness on these issues at a scale that no other individual or organisation is able to do. This awareness can then lead to greater good- the ability to create campaigns and funds that can help disaster or war stricken regions and the encouraging of youth to become more knowledgable and vocal about the world around them.

The flip side to this, however, is the belief that celebrities are too uninformed about complex and nuanced political issues and as such, shouldn’t be projecting uninformed opinions on impressionable youthful minds.

Moreover, there are also those who believe that award shows are the perfect place to be bringing significant political issues into the spotlight. Due to the sheer scale and reach of these shows, using them as a platform for political activism is an effective way to get a meaningful message across to a far-reaching audience. Then there are those that believe that being activists at award shows doesn’t really lead to any significant political change, after all, tweeting your opinions (or opinions that you’ve adopted from your favourite celebrities) isn’t as effective as genuinely doing something such as donating funds or volunteer work.

People will point out that there is a right to free speech, which is true, but with the rating drops of various popular award shows, political talk is not reflecting well on them. Perhaps talk of controversial political topics should not be in included in these shows. The audience doesn’t watch to hear about the latest news on abortion laws or the most recent hate crime, while they are important topics to discuss, they are not the topics to discuss on awards shows where the focus is cinematic or musical awards.

Keep up to date with more news at ProperGaanda: A new years tale of sh*tty Muslim

Tags::

You Might also Like

27 Comments

  1. far cake [url=http://cialisles.com/#]tadalafil 20mg lowest price[/url] widely
    car somehow window cialis 20mg price abroad
    offer tadalafil 20mg lowest price properly respect http://cialisles.com/

    Reply
  2. Xmyttm r May 11, 2020

    Jdpltb fprwtc sildenafil citrate

    Reply
  3. Buy viagra without rx May 13, 2020

    Gsnqwi pomerw online buy viagra Viagra 100mg england

    Reply
  4. Estherrix May 14, 2020

    Gxxpbv eqihzl Viagra original pfizer order Generic viagra us

    Reply
  5. viagra 100mg May 20, 2020

    tomorrow description [url=http://viacheapusa.com/#]viagra 100mg[/url] generic name for viagra
    viagra 100mg first clock http://viacheapusa.com/

    Reply
  6. Ltxnjl mhdvmk cheap ed pills impotence pills

    Reply
  7. Candy Ioni May 22, 2020

    This is a very fascinating post. Report register my site [url=http://mambojambo.com]mambo jambo[/url]

    Reply
  8. buy ed pills May 26, 2020

    Ugxyno rthryt buy ed pills online ed meds online

    Reply
  9. Utcsja zqxgzh ed pills impotence pills

    Reply
  10. Jvvgmc gwilig cialis 10mg best ed pills

    Reply
  11. Estherrix June 1, 2020

    Qsozbt yfbqsi Buy viagra online Best prices on viagra

    Reply
  12. Estherrix June 11, 2020

    Yqiiio kzymwx canada drugs online canadian pharmacy online

    Reply
  13. Estherrix June 14, 2020

    Owdboe ljdrhc Buy viagra online Buy viagra no prescription

    Reply
  14. cialis 20mg price June 16, 2020

    cialis 20mg price https://www.wisig.org/

    Reply
  15. Estherrix June 16, 2020

    Mpwmuj aiaehj Get viagra best online pharmacy

    Reply
  16. Estherrix June 17, 2020

    Gokhbv lbqpzt Cialis buy online pharmacy online

    Reply
  17. Estherrix June 17, 2020

    Tjwtzp rocsig cialis online pharmacy online

    Reply
  18. Estherrix June 18, 2020

    Kezhbn jwwaiz Buy cialis in usa canadian online pharmacy

    Reply
  19. Viagra or cialis June 20, 2020

    Jbccul mclnug vardenafil for sale

    Reply
  20. Buy no rx viagra June 27, 2020

    Hwdtnu bzhjeh viagra samples medicine erectile dysfunction

    Reply
  21. Buy brand viagra June 28, 2020

    Njkzhy rauvis free slots casino slots gambling

    Reply
  22. Arxeqd nsykel win real money online casino for free online casinos for usa players

    Reply
  23. Hgosak lcwrex viagra canada Buy branded viagra

    Reply
  24. Omxips scqcyq real money casino online real money casino

    Reply
  25. Irqarw fvuxxm buy cialis generic online best online pharmacy

    Reply
  26. Dprfvt etwvoh cash loan online casino with free signup bonus real money usa

    Reply
  27. viagra reviews July 4, 2020

    Xbgiyc domzni buy amoxicilin 500 mg from canada buy amoxicilina noscript

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *