It used to be that professional entertainers who expressed their political views were excoriated by conservative Republicans and scolded, in so many words, to "shut up and sing."
My, how the times have changed.* These days, the likes of Chuck Norris, Pat Boone, Jon Voight, and — most recently — Andy Williams** are celebrated for their profound insight, courage, and heroism.
Depends on who they're criticizing, apparently.
* Directly traceable to November 4, 2008, the date of a lost election.
** He was famous in the 1960s for owning a lot of sweaters.