September 14th, 2009
09:48 PM ET


Celebrities are TRASHING Kanye West's outburst during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.  Serena Williams caught a lot of bad press for her outburst during the U.S. Open, and the U.S. House of Representatives is considering a vote on whether it disapproves of Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's health care speech.

When you're a public figure and you speak out against something, cameras are rolling, millions of eyes are watching, and your career can be affected - sometimes positively, often negatively.  It's similar to what you face in school if you speak out, whether it's in a class, at a game, at a classmate or at a teacher.

Is there a time when you think speaking out is appropriate, or is it better to hold your tongue?  When and how is speaking out acceptable?  When isn't it?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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