John Legend confirmed what everyone everyone already knew about the entertainment industry in America — they lean left.
The singer said that, even if they don’t admit it, “most creative people are liberal.”
“Well, we’ve always been liberal,” Legend said during an interview that aired Friday on NPR. “Musicians, actors — it’s almost by disposition. We deal with the gay and lesbian community all the time, so we’re gonna feel like they should have the right to get married just like we do. We deal with people of all colors and all races and we travel to different countries all the time to perform, so we’re going to have a more global view and more inclusive view.”
“It’s almost by nature and by circumstance of the things that we do,” he continued.
“So if America doesn’t want to consume the art of people who are liberal-minded, there’s not gonna be a lot of art for them to consume. It’s as simple as that, because the best artists — most of them are liberal. Sorry! There are some country artists I know that are conservative, but there’s a lot more country artists that are liberal and just don’t talk about it ’cause they know their fans will reject it.”
“I have a lot of friends and believe me, some of them are liberal but they don’t make a big deal out of it, because they know it’ll alienate their base. I’m telling you, most creative people are liberal.”
Legend and his wife, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen, have been vocal opponents of Donald Trump since the campaign.
“If you don’t agree with my politics, the best way to love me is to just not follow me on Twitter,” Legend said. “Honestly.”
“Because I’m going to talk about politics on Twitter, but you can enjoy my music without even reading my Twitter.”