Their Dirty Little Non-Secret
John Legend finally admits what everybody else already knew:
“Well, we’ve always been liberal,” Legend said during an interview that aired Friday on NPR. “Musicians, actors — it’s almost by disposition. We deal with the gay and lesbian community all the time, so we’re gonna feel like they should have the right to get married just like we do. We deal with people of all colors and all races and we travel to different countries all the time to perform, so we’re going to have a more global view and more inclusive view.”Well, not everyone. But groupthink has long prevailed in the Hollywood bubble, and unfortunately it looks like it's not going to be pierced anytime soon.
“It’s almost by nature and by circumstance of the things that we do,” he continued.
“So if America doesn’t want to consume the art of people who are liberal-minded, there’s not gonna be a lot of art for them to consume. It’s as simple as that, because the best artists — most of them are liberal. Sorry! There are some country artists I know that are conservative, but there’s a lot more country artists that are liberal and just don’t talk about it ’cause they know their fans will reject it.”
“I have a lot of friends and believe me, some of them are liberal but they don’t make a big deal out of it, because they know it’ll alienate their base. I’m telling you, most creative people are liberal.”