Kesha’s Presidential Platform: Whiskey + Gay Rights For All
While President Barack Obama was celebrating his second term at the official and impossible-to-crash Inaugural Ball (believe us, we tried), other celebs partied at peripheral events to ring in the Commander-in-Chief’s next four years in office.
One such luminary? Kesha, who donned her patriotic best to celebrate the event at the RIAA’s inauguration celebration concert at the 9:30 club in Washington D.C. And by “patriotic,” we mean as viewed through a glitter-splattered lens.
When someone noted that her outfit looked very “presidential,” Kesha smiled and replied, “Sure, I’d be the funnest president ever!”
Proving the point, her platform would include “whiskey for all,” which would totally work because a) nothing brings people together like free booze, and b) anyone who follows politics as closely as we do already drinks a lot to ease the pain.
Asked what she’d do if she ever met President Obama, she replied she’d “probably kiss him first,” and dude, we advise against that. Have you seen the guns on Michelle?
“[Afterwards] I would just encourage him to look at equal rights and animal rights,” she added. “[Obama] addressing equal rights was moving for me. A lot of my friends and family are gay and lesbian, and it’s an issue that’s very close to my heart.
“A lot of my fans have to struggle with their own issues – and so did I growing up – and anything you can do to help people look at each other in a nonjudgmental way, I think it’s a positive thing,” she poignantly said.
Yes, these wise and touching words tumbled from the same woman who’s claimed to have carnal relations with ghosts, but really, we shouldn’t be so surprised. Much like Lady Gaga, Kesha is a proponent of LGBT rights. In fact, her song ‘We R Who We R’ became an anthem for the community after a series of suicides in 2010.
In sum, she concluded, “Being a celebrity is kind of silly, except for when you get to talk to lots of people about something that’s dear to you.”
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why it’s a bad idea to judge a book by its ridiculously sparkly cover.