- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Actor Josh Duhamel says he makes an effort to avoid discussing politics in public, calling celebrities who think their political opinions matter “really misinformed.”

The 44-year-old “Transformers” star told Fox News in an interview published Wednesday that “nobody cares” what celebrities think when it comes to politics.

“I don’t necessarily think it’s important to tell people how to vote,” Mr. Duhamel said. “That’s one thing I don’t do. I don’t like to get involved politically at all. Nobody cares what I think politically.

“Anybody in entertainment who thinks people care what they think politically are really misinformed,” he added. “That’s one thing I stay away from. I stay away from politics because nobody cares what I think.”

Mr. Duhamel’s comments echoed sentiments previously expressed by his “Transformers: The Last Knight” co-star Mark Wahlberg, who said in November that celebrities shouldn’t talk about politics.

“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway,” Mr. Wahlberg said in the weeks following President Trump’s election win. “They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble.”

“Transformers: The Last Knight” is set to release June 21 by Paramount Pictures.

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