To say that politics have become even more divisive in recent years is putting it lightly. It’s not an uncommon event to see celebrities to wade into the political arena and make their views known to anyone will listen. If you’ve watched an award ceremony or follow any on social media you have likely seen it numerous times. Thankfully, some stars choose to stay on the sidelines and avoid being divisive. These are 11 popular celebrities who do their best to stay out of the political landscape.
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Love him or hate him, Kevin Hart is a comedian who isn’t shy about discussing his views while on stage. However, one thing he regularly evades is politics.
In numerous interviews, he shares that politics can be too divisive. He chooses to evade the topic altogether rather than alienate people.
An easy stereotype would be that Dolly Parton is a Republican, but she won’t make her political views public.
Parton is on record as saying that she has great friends on both sides of the aisle. She would rather be known for herself and not get dragged into the pit that is politics.
Many people believe that people in Hollywood really don’t know what it’s like to live a life and that they’re out of touch. That’s a sentiment voiced by Mark Wahlberg on occasion.
While he has been seen with Trump in the past, Wahlberg keeps his political views to himself.
Selena Gomez is beloved by many fans. However, one thing she won’t do publicly is endorse a political candidate. Instead, she opts to promote the importance of voting.
The Kardashian clan gets plenty of flack, and much of it is deserved. Most in the family have made their views quite public.
That’s not so with Khloe. In interviews, she shares that no one should really care about her opinion on politics, so she keeps it to herself. If only others would abide by a similar philosophy.
Taylor Swift is possibly one of the most popular, if not the most popular, celebrities in the world. Beloved the world over, Swift typically prefers to keep her political views to herself.
Aside from speaking out on gun violence, after horrific events, she largely keeps quiet with her political ideology.
Another country star, Carrie Underwood, prefers to stay out of the political arena. She is on record as saying she prefers to stay away from politics.
In fact, in interviews, she says she doesn’t want someone to vote for a candidate because she endorses them.
While Channing Tatum is a heartthrob to many, he also chooses to completely avoid politics. In fact, he told a reporter from Politico that he avoids politics as it’s way too polarizing for him.
Like many other celebrities, Gillian Anderson loves to partake in activism. However, she doesn’t share her political beliefs publicly.
In interviews, she validly says that she’s an actor and shouldn’t take a stand on a political platform. Imagine a celebrity stating they don’t know everything.
Josh Duhamel has had an extensive career, from appearing in shows like All My Children and Las Vegas to appearing the Transformers movie series. Despite his popularity, he chooses to stay out of the political arena.
On numerous occasions he has espoused the importance of voting, but he also adds that no one should care about his views on topics.
Stars take a huge risk of alienating their fans when they make political statements. That’s the approach Reba McEntire takes when asked about her views.
Like others, she communicates that it’s not her place and that her fans would be shocked if she came out on a topic.
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