Reba is speaking out.
Earlier this month, Governor Bill Lee and the state of Tennessee passed a bill which restricts drag shows and bans gender transition treatments for minors.
According to Fox News, it also prohibits “adult cabaret performances” from taking place within 1,000 feet of schools, public parks or places of worship, and will take effect on July 1st.
And in a recent interview with the LA Times, Reba also voiced her feelings about the new laws, noting she was “disappointed,” about it, adding:
“I wish they would spend that much time and energy and money on feeding the homeless children in those two counties.”
But when pressed on the fact that her speaking out about the drag bill might alienate some of her audience, she said:
“Boy, why? I mean, we’ve got a real problem in this country, and to be worrying about men wanting to dress up as women?
God bless ’em to wear those high heels — I feel for ’em. But let’s center our attention on something that really needs attention.”
She also said that she has never gotten involved in a campaign or much politically, because her job is to entertain, not tell people how to vote, and she plans to keep it that way from what I gathered in her answers during this interview:
“I don’t do politics. Never have. My job is to entertain. I’m not there to influence people one way or another how to vote.”
It definitely seemed as though Reba was hesitant to get too into the discussion for the most part, though, and I have a feeling that will be the last we hear from her about it.
She’s definitely a busy lady in 2023 already, too, as she’s currently out on the road for her Reba: Live Concert tour, that will come to an end later this month.