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Should celebrities stay out of politics?

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Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley got political at the Country Music Awards, mocking President Trump with a parody song "Before He Tweets." Some applauded the country stars for using their platform to make fun of the current administration, and feel celebrities should be free to express their political opinions. But others think celebrities should stick to entertaining and stay out of politics. No one wants to hear about politics during an awards show. What do you think? 🎤

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Country music stars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley surprised some when they chose to get political at the Country Music Awards. Despite the fact that the Country Music Association had banned journalists from discussion the "Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights [or] political affiliations," Underwood and Paisley took it upon themselves to use their time to mock President Trump and pay tribute to victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

The duo did a parody rendition of Underwood's "Before He Cheats," making fun of Trump's Twitter usage.

“Right now, he’s probably in his PJs watching cable news reaching for his cellphone / Right now, he’s probably asking Siri ‘How in the hell do you spell Pocahontas?’" Paisley sang. "In the middle of the night, from the privacy / of a gold-plated White House toilet seat / He writes 'little Bob Corker, NFL and covfefe...' And it’s fun to watch, yeah, that’s for sure / till Little Rocket Man starts a nuclear war / And then maybe next time he’ll think before he tweets.”  

Many applauded the country stars for using their platform to mock the president.

But others were angered to see the CMAs turn political, and criticized the celebrities for turning an award show into another political rant.

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