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Celebrities and Royals preaching

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EvaHoffman · 11/10/2020 20:56

I just read another OP on here about a member of the RF 'preaching' Sometimes people refer to celebrities 'lecturing' as well.

Why use the words lecturing or preaching? Why not just say ' x gave her opinion on' or 'y talked about..'

Celebrities or members of the RF are generally not that smart, nor do they have special expertise outside the world of celebrity or aristocracy. You can just listen to them with mild interest. They are not scientists or philosophers neither are they your parents, priest or headteacher. They are just giving an opinion. You can take it or leave it. It's quite childish to respond as if you are being lectured or preached at if, for example, Meghan Markle talks about feminism. You can just ignore it if you don't agree. She's just an actor who married a prince. You know that right? There's no need to elevate what she says to a 'lecture'

Believing that a celebrity giving their opinion is a 'lecture' is not only childish (behaving as if your mum has given you an order) but feeds into an idea that 'liberals' are po faced and preachy.

Everybody in the world has an opinion about most things. They are entitled to express their opinion and everybody else is entitled to shrug their shoulders whether the person giving the opinion is an Oscar winning actress or regular person.

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MrsHuntGeneNotJeremyObviously · 11/10/2020 21:07

Well, yes. Except that celebrities tend to think their opinions should carry more weight and influence people. And their fame or social position gets their opinions more air time than they deserve.
And so many are massive hypocrites too.

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