Veteran rocker Alice Cooper is in the news again, and once again he’s got a few things to say about something that’s been getting on his nerves. Recently, Cooper had a few not-so-kind words for TV talent shows like American Idol, saying that they are seeking only artists that are “totally disposable.”
This time the shock rocker is fed up with celebrities that choose to involve themselves in political issues. This sore spot is not a new one for Cooper, who let it rip back in 2004 when he referred to celebrities who were openly supporting John Kerry for President as “treasonous morons.”
Speaking specifically about fellow rockers, Cooper says that they can take themselves too seriously and that they deserve no more credibility than anyone else. “We can’t keep giving them this credibility, as if they know more than anybody else. We don’t. That’s why we’re rock ‘n’ rollers,” he says.
He is also concerned that celebrities that publicly support a political candidate may actually damage the political process, citing a hypothetical instance where a voter who actually knows little about politics decides to vote for a particular candidate because of the support of a celebrity whose movies the voter in question happens to like.
Alice Cooper seems to be in the news quite a bit lately, and although he has been making some controversial comments, he might just be providing some valuable food for thought for his fans, and perhaps influencing them in a positive way by urging them to think more for themselves and make their own decisions, particularly where politics are concerned.
Thanks to Contact Music for the heads up on this latest Alice Cooper news.