Symposium 2016: Hollywood celebrities have taken it upon themselves to dictate their political views to the general public. Should they be allowed to become self-appointed spokespersons for the whole country?

Gastonia, NC Correspondent- Celebrities become spokespeople because we allow them to.  Celebrity worship in this country has reached alarmingly pathetic proportions. George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey are just exercising their freedom of speech, but because they have been anointed as celebrities, their words are given greater weight and greater supposed wisdom than yours or mine.  This, of course, is hogwash. However, nothing should be done to shut them up, as that would be a constitutional nightmare.  Rather, let’s stop buying, watching and giving web surfing time to the outlets that deify them. Continue reading