Michael Bublé says he was raised by parents who taught him about “empathy, unconditional love and general acceptance,” which is why he’s not down with people who have issues with those who are different than them.
Speaking with the U.K. paper The Guardian, he says, “I’m not a politician. I don’t want to be a politician. But I see all these people talking about the LGBTQ+ community, and we’ve got bigger problems. Those are not problems.”
“Just accept it. How does it change your life? Just love people,” he adds. “Mental health is a big issue in places like America. Gun control is a big issue. Identify how you want to identify, and God bless you.”
But while Michael is disappointed that the world today is a “splintered and shattered” place, he thinks his concerts, at least, are one of those rare places where he can see people from all walks of life come together.
“The world is divided by ideology, race, masks, no masks, sexuality. That’s why I love what I do, by the way,” he notes. “When I looked out at that audience last night, I did not see black or white or gay or straight or rich or poor or young or old. I did not see any divide. I didn’t see people who were vaccinated or unvaccinated, people who were for or against a war.”
Instead, he says, “I saw 15,000 people singing together and laughing together and living life and celebrating life together. How could that not be the pinnacle of greatness? This is the best of us.”
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