Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan had a recent interview with SiriusXM’s Volume and revealed his idea on the “Shut Up & Sing” movement.
McKagan honestly admitted that speaking out on public about social problems is the ‘supposed to do’ thing for the celebrities.
Here is what he said:
“He’s [Lebron James] a smart guy and he’s an activist and he does stuff with his money and he’s an American citizen. And it is ‘we the people,’ last I checked. And him saying, him voicing his opinion is what we’re supposed to do, I thought.
The first newspapers that we had in America, it was in the Northeast. The printing press, they could print, like, six newspapers per town. This is 1620, let’s say.
And the back page was blank. They would have the articles, and then ‘John Smith’ could write his commentary on whatever article. He’d put his commentary, his address, his name and he passed it around…
But you had to put your name and your address. This is before America was even born. But this is what we were trying to form a country around – everybody having a voice. And somewhere along the way, ‘Yeah shut up and sing,’ ‘shut up and play basketball,’ and even saying ‘shut up.’ This is America. Speak out.”
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