Liberal Outrage at Blake Shelton: "You Should Think for Yourself"
To all you young people out there. Make up your own minds about this country and the rest of the world. Listen, read, watch and decide.— Blake Shelton (@Blake Shelton)1431377459.0
And remember that Hollywood celebrities opinions or mine for that matter are no better than yours.. In fact I'd rather hear yours.. #truth— Blake Shelton (@Blake Shelton)1431377647.0
No one really knows what brought this "rant" on. Plus, this isn't the first time Blake has used his celebrity to speak out on important issues like our incompetent President, our incompetent foreign policy, or how smoking hot his wife is.
Contrast that from his "The Voice" colleague Adam Levine's political tweets.
Dear America, if you don't re-elect @BarackObama, I'm gonna lose my shit.— Adam Levine (@Adam Levine)1335484527.0
Clint Eastwood has gone fuckin nutterbutters yo.— Adam Levine (@Adam Levine)1346381584.0
God, I can't stand that guy. Then again, this is an instance where, as an actual man, my bias is likely showing.
Setting aside the irony that listening to a "rant" from a celebrity about how you shouldn't listen to a celebrity requires you listening to a celebrity (whoa, that's meta)... this is a teachable moment. Compare the two celebrities: the liberal wants to tell you what to think, the conservative is encouraging you to think for yourself. Also, the liberal in this case is a douche.
Snarkily, the last thing the conservative movement needs is more country singers. However with a weekly platform on NBC and a social media audience that dwarfs all of our candidates combined, we're glad to have Blake as part of the team.
Ok sorry about the lecture... Now back to my regularly scheduled drinking.— Blake Shelton (@Blake Shelton)1431379123.0
Us too, Blake.