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Miranda Lambert Explains Why She Doesn't Use Her Platform to Voice Personal Political Opinions

Miranda Lambert Explains Why She Doesn't Use Her Platform to Voice Personal Political Opinions

Miranda Lambert is looking good on the cover of Billboard‘s new issue!

Here’s what the 33-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On not taking pain for granted: “I’m more known for my fiery personality and my confidence, but that’s not me all the time. I won’t look at things ever again in the same light, because different things in your life bring you to a deeper level with yourself. I won’t take pain for granted anymore.”

On not preaching her opinions on stage: “I am a 100 percent believer in not ever using the platform that I’ve built for anything other than music, because music to me is an escape from your own reality. I don’t want to go to a show and hear somebody preach about their opinions.”

On not speaking out about politics: “It’s so divided [in politics], you can’t win anyway — and what are you winning? For someone to agree with you, and now you’ve spoken your piece and pissed off many other people, just for one person to go, ‘She’s right’? It doesn’t do any good.”

For more from Miranda, visit Billboard.com.

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  • Nurse Shadie

    I’m sorry but with the state of things in this country, when you have a certain demographic as your fans it’s pretty sad that you don’t use your platform to speak on what you feel is right. Unless she shares the same sentiments….

  • rosaryblue

    I think its good for her to stay out of politics – at this point, celebrities are going over the edge with everything being about politics, stick to entertaining.

  • dmr

    she’s a country artist, if she speaks out against Trump, she just lost her fan base.

  • JLO

    We all know how it would end for her if she did give her opinion as a country artist and that opinion would not be pro-right/trump. The Dixie Chicks say hello and she’s a fan of theirs but don’t tell country music fans who loved Bush that.

  • JLO

    The Dixie Chicks know all too well and it’s even worse today.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Just because she’s an artist doesn’t mean that she has to speak up about politics or whatever.

  • Nurse Shadie

    Never said she had to, but I wish she did. For someone like Gaga, its easy (and annoying) because we already know what her fanbase stands for. It just seems that she is afraid of backlash from her said fans.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Also, the as she said it can’t win an argument and hate always spread and it’s not worth the time.

  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    She’s an artist not a political figure, people should learn to stay in their lane. Far to many people in Hollywood don’t practice what they preach and those who’s opposing views are not accepted are shunned, Tim Allen anyone!!

  • rosaryblue

    it works both ways, whoever she speaks for she loses the other side. Which is why celebs need to go back to not getting into politics. they should be able to like who they like and still have a career. it’s getting too crazy these days with all of the nonsense in the news, etc.

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