Have you noticed the number of celebrities speaking out on issues they know nothing about (see Jimmy Kimmel Doubles Down, Blames YOU for the Las Vegas Shooting and Ariana Grande Calls Las Vegas Shooting ‘Terrorism,’ Calls for Gun Control)?
Fellow celebrity Pat Sajak has something to say about it…
OK, let me explain this again: We’re celebs. We’re wiser & more empathetic than you. We are famous. Please take our opinions more seriously.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) October 4, 2017
Obviously, he’s being sarcastic. So sarcastic some n00bs on Twitter thought he was being serious (more on that below). But his comments perfectly call out the attitude celebrities seem to have. I’m sure it shouldn’t come as any surprise that people who make a living reading other people’s lines and expressing other people’s thoughts, may not be the sharpest knives in the kitchen drawer. But that doesn’t mean they can’t speak out!
Some people, however, didn’t get Sajak’s joke.
I don't take celebrity opinions more seriously, but I do take seriously that they, along with every American, have a right to speak.
— amy (@amylestoye) October 4, 2017
says the guy who voted for a reality TV host to become president…
— Brian (@Lafond66) October 4, 2017
Lmbooo Pat who?
— CaTrumpGrI (@CaTrumpGrl) October 4, 2017
Not going to happen. I will form my own opinions w/o you.
— Brian feezle (@b2feezle) October 4, 2017
Ok, so the pie in the face gifs (pronounced with a hard “g”) were a little excessive, but as a wise philosopher once said, “Apologize for what?”
But seriously, do celebrities have the same right to express an uneducated opinion as a plumber or a mailman or a blogger? Absolutely. No one is saying free speech for me and not for thee. At least not on the right. Plenty of people on the left say that, but that’s not the issue here.
The issue isn’t the expression. The issue is the number of people who blindly believe their uneducated opinions, just because, “Hey, they’re famous.”
Pat Sajak for the win.