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Selena Gomez Disagrees With Carrie Underwood's Political View

November 05, 2008 02:03:56 GMT

Selena Gomez thinks it's good for celebrities to get involved in the political campaign as they can encourage other people to be aware of the issue.


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Unlike Carrie Underwood, who thinks that celebrities shouldn't publicly share their political affiliations, Selena Gomez thinks it's good for celebrities to get involved in the political campaign, reasoning their popularity can help encourage people to be aware of the political issues. Despite her young age, the Disney sensation has been active this election season, encouraging kids to educate themselves on the issue.

Carrie, not following in the footsteps of many other Hollywood notable figures, prefers to keep her political affiliation private. She wouldn't share with the press which candidate she's backing to be the next U.S. president. "There is someone I do support, but I don't support publicly," so she tells the newest issue of TV Guide magazine. "I lose all respect for celebrities when they back a candidate."

As for Selena, she says, "I'm glad that people are getting involved with the election. This election has been the biggest with celebrities." She goes on telling E! Online, "A lot of people do look up to certain celebrities and will follow in their footsteps," adding, "I think you just have to be aware of what you're saying."

Selena hasn't had the right to vote yet because she's only 16. Nevertheless, she has helped launching the UR Votes Count, a nationwide program that encouraged teens to cast their votes at polling stations set up in 150 malls in 42 states. When asked on which candidate she's backing, she admits, "I'm not really sure who I would pick to run our country. It's kind of nice not to be able to vote, because I may not be as ready to as I will be in the future."

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posted by jessica on Feb 11, 2011
it will be nice that selena gomez work with carrie underwood for a change
posted by Sarah on Sep 19, 2010
I completely respect Carrie for that! There is a difference between encouraging people to vote and telling them, "vote for so and so" because many people these days don't even pay attention to what the candidates stand for and just say: "well my parents are democrat, so i am too." and vice versa. People need to vote based on their beliefs and not those of their parents or a celebrity that they like.
posted by whyzkyd on Mar 26, 2009
I agree with Kristin and Carrie. If I go to the doctor I do NOT want to hear his political views. When I pay for entertainment...just entertain me and keep your politics to yourself.
posted by Brooklyn on Feb 19, 2009
F u c k y o u selena. You're not magna-cum-laude. You're not smart as carrie. Idiot
posted by vogue on Nov 26, 2008
i agree with selena!! the campiagn was an education to many young ppl...although some ppl dont like to express their political beliefs..selena just blurts it out and well..no one is going to be blinded!! its just common sense of which one is better for the country!
posted by Kristin on Nov 04, 2008
I feel the exact same way as Carrie and glad she had the courage to speak her mind. Celebrities are entertainers and should stick to what they do best. Everyone has a brain and should use it to do their own homework and if they are going to listen to what someone has to say it should only be the candidates. When you are sick you go to the doctor to see what they have to say, same thing listen to the experts choose ur course of action based upon it and most importantly TRUST YOURSELF!
posted by Rachel on Nov 04, 2008
OMG I agree with Carrie Underwood! What if they simply influence their fans to vote for someone? Like if they accept some form of bribery from a political figure, which makes his/her fans blindly follow, then there is no point in voting anymore. It might as well be a judging of how popular the celebrity is.

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