[Vogue] BG Note: Singer and political activist Katy Perry recently did an interview for Vogue.
In the interview, she criticizes industry colleagues who stayed out of the political fray during the 2016 Presidential Election.
I don’t think you have to shout it from the rooftops,” she says of her political views—she performed at the Democratic National Convention and campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign—“but I think you have to stand for something, and if you’re not standing for anything,” she adds pointedly, perhaps aiming at some of her deliberately apolitical confreres, “you’re really just serving yourself, period, end of story.
‘California Gurls’ and fluffy stuff would be completely inauthentic to who I am now and what I’ve learned,” she adds. “I do believe we need a little escapism, but I think that it can’t all be that. If you have a voice you have a responsibility to use it now, more than ever.
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[Optional] Do you think that the celebrities who keep their politics private during the election were smart or selfish?