Unless y’all live in a cave under a rock, you’ve been inundated by news about the Zimmerman verdict. Now I’m not going to go into my thoughts on the verdict itself. What I am going to vent about is the plethora of entertainers that are sounding off on the issue as if their words are pronouncements from Mt. Olympus. C’mon… Kim freaking Kardashian tweeting support for Trayvon when her father helped get O.J. acquitted?
Anyhoo, the straw that triggered my rant was an article I read this morning about Stevie Wonder. Seems he’s announced that from now on, he will not perform in any state that has a “Stand Your Ground” type law on the books. Grand publicity seeking gesture with little impact. Reading that made me dig up a quote from the greatest actor of the last 100 years (at least in my mind.)
“I’m opposed to actors taking sides in public and spouting spontaneously about love, religion, or politics. We aren’t experts on these subjects. Personally I’m a mass of inconsistencies when it comes to politics. My opinions are constantly changing. That’s why I don’t ever take a public stand on issues.” — Cary Grant.