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Hollywood opinions don't mean much

| Monday, March 31, 2003

Seems like every time you turn on the TV these past few weeks you'll hear an opinion from the Hollywood community on the world's current events.

The question I have is this: Why do these entertainers think that their opinion is more important than anyone else's• The answer is this: We have empowered these entertainers to believe this. We, as Americans, have put entertainment above values and standards.

From Hollywood's earliest days, these celebrities have been paid to "entertain" us, not dictate public policy. They are entitled as American citizens to voice their opinion (which they should be grateful for), and I also am able to voice my disdain for their behavior by not buying their CDs, concert tickets, movies, etc. -- dollars speak louder than voices.

We, as Americans, must realize how powerful ordinary citizens are. These entertainers would not be where they are if not for the ordinary citizen. Please, people, realize how powerful you are and don't give it away to someone who hasn't earned your admiration.

Kellie Newcomb, Lower Burrell

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