Should celebrities stay out of politics?
I’m against the opinion that celebrities should stay out of politics.
I have two reasons to support my opinion.
First, this violates the human right. In Japan, every adult citizen is allowed to participate in political activities by the Constitution. It is very important to ensure that everyone can fairly reflect his or her opinions to the government, and improve the living conditions together. Also, it’s very difficult for us to decide who should be forced to stay out of politics, since the definition of "celebrities" depends on individuals.
Second, citizens are nowadays good at thinking about what type of political policies are appropriate or not. Some may point out that celebrities are inevitably more likely to be elected because they are famous, regardless of their political policies or backgrounds. However, by using various kinds of services like social networking sites, voters can collect a greater amount of detailed information about candidates, and better think about who to vote for compared with the past.
In conclusion, I believe that celebrities should have the right to participate in politics, as well as ordinary citizens. (183 words)