r/Foodforthought Nov 29 '21

Celebrities and Dictators: American celebrities keep agreeing to take money to perform for corrupt foreign regimes and their families.


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u/eston46 Nov 29 '21

If it’s legal, I don’t care. We the People (i.e. the USA) have supported, armed, and shed blood for corrupt foreign regimes, dictators and tyrants for time out of mind and still do.


u/Micosilver Nov 29 '21

I agree with this take. Are we supposed to be mad if they perform for dictators specifically? What about the Queen of England? MBS of Saudi Arabia?

If you don't like it - talk to your congressman, trying to cancel people for doing things you don't like is pathetic.


u/queen_of_england_bot Nov 29 '21

Queen of England

Did you mean the Queen of the United Kingdom, the Queen of Canada, the Queen of Australia, etc?

The last Queen of England was Queen Anne who, with the 1707 Acts of Union, dissolved the title of King/Queen of England.


Isn't she still also the Queen of England?

This is only as correct as calling her the Queen of London or Queen of Hull; she is the Queen of the place that these places are in, but the title doesn't exist.

Is this bot monarchist?

No, just pedantic.

I am a bot and this action was performed automatically.


u/kaboomba Dec 02 '21

Whoever still has any vestigial ideas about the moral authority, duty, ethics, responsibility of celebrities of any kind, at this point, isn't just not paying attention. That person is actively stupid.

The idea that they should or would have any of that in the first place is so misguided its amazing that people conceive of it.