Reba McEntire: “This Is My Job to Entertain”

Why She's Careful With the Microphone

All the world’s a stage, right? But just because you’re on a stage doesn’t mean you should turn that into some kind of political rally.

That’s how Reba sees it.

“This is my job to entertain. It shouldn’t be my platform to be up onstage giving my political views,” Reba said when she was on The View this week and the subject came up about singers turning concerts into anti-Trump rants.

And even though it is almost impossible to get a word in edgewise with the four hosts of the show, Reba did have a chance to explain her approach to entertaining.

“My fans would be shocked,” she said of what would happen if she started talking politics.

“They have paid their hard-earned money to come in there and fill a seat, parking, getting something at the concession stand, go and eat before the concert.

“And I am there to entertain them. To take their worries away from them, so when they walk out they can kind of have a little lilt in their step and go, ‘That was such a great break from all the problems that I have to deal with during daily life,'” she said.

She is not there, she added, to give her fans her political views.

“That’s not my job,” Reba said.

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