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On celebrities and politics
“You might argue that it doesn’t matter very much what these celebrities think, say and do. It might not matter that Stephen Fry believes he knows exactly what ISIS “MOST want us to do”, and that we should therefore not bomb them in Syria. It might not matter that celebrities like Bob Geldof and Stan Collymore said they’d take refugees into their own homes and then failed to do so. It might not mean much that George Clooney believes he is such an expert on the Elgin Marbles he can lecture Britain about the need to return them to Greece – just as it might not matter that he refers to them repeatedly as the “Pantheon Marbles”, as if they were from Rome, not the “Parthenon Marbles” from Athens. Perhaps he thinks acting in The Monuments Men taught him all he needs to know. Perhaps he doesn’t realise there is a difference between pretending to be an elected representative of the people and being one.” – December 29 2015.
ConHome summary: Don’t expect May to say “I’m on Team Nigella”.