As I predicted, the whole Madonna using the “N Word” thing appears to have been a precursor for a rumored project involving Madonna and Miley Cyrus on MTV’s “Unplugged”. Whether this is intentional or not, I have no way of knowing but the timing sure is convenient.
As I type this, I am trying to hold back vomit when I think of the fact that a human freakshow like Miley Cyrus is now going to be gracing the same program (Unplugged) that once featured/boasted superb talents like Layne Staley and Scott Weiland, just to name a couple. Recall my previous post discussing Unplugged.
The project featuring Madonna and Miley Cyrus will be special in that it will simultaneously feature the low point in one person’s career and the high point in the career of the other. I’m pretty sure you can figure out which is which.
So, the (dozens) fans who still listen to Motley Crue must be devastated today as news of the retirement of their favorite musicians hit the first page of Variety. No? Ok, the second page? Not there either? Hmm…
I’m not sure, but I think that to retire you have to actually be doing something. What the hell has Motley Crue been doing? Well, besides selling out by recording “Girls, Girls, Girls.”
Prince is suing a bunch of fans for posting footage of his concerts and music on Facebook. Gee, looks like that whole tort reform thing is going great.
Apparently, there is a petition to deport the male version of Lindsay Lohan you might recognize as Justin Bieber. I have no opinion on the petition itself. Free citizens of the United States can choose to exercise their right to sign or ignore it altogether. I have no opinion on it. I do hope that Justin Bieber doesn’t get a free pass on this. I don’t hope for anything excessive, but I don’t want him to get a pass because of his fame. Michael Vick didn’t skate, Justin Bieber shouldn’t either, in my opinion.
The street racing thing is worse than the drinking and I think Bieber should get a stiff but reasonable penalty from that at least, if for no other reason than he could become a poster boy for the consequences that street racing should carry since street racing endangers innocent lives.
On a related note, is it ironic to anyone else that “beber” in Spanish means “drink”? Seems like an interesting pun.
Once relevant and now three-quarters-forgotten, pop princess Madonna ruffled a few feathers when she dropped an “N” word on her Instagram.
Forget the fact that Madonna’s failed endeavor to reinvent herself by becoming a children’s book author was a farce of Ionesco-sized proportions.
Forget the fact that Madonna now tries to speak using the worst sounding affectation of an English accent since Gwyneth Paltrow hosted Saturday Night Live.
Madonna claims that she is not a racist. Well, I disagree. Use of racial slurs constitutes racism. Plain and simple. Simply regretting the backlash that your use of a racial slur caused does not negate racism. If one uses a racial slur and then feels bad about it because they have undergone some kind of social enlightenment or racial epiphany, that is one thing. However, in my opinion, Madonna only regretted forgetting that she is no longer big and important enough to act this way and get away with it. To quote a well-known Rihanna song: “Don’t tell me you’re sorry ’cause you’re not. Baby when I know you’re only sorry you got caught.”
It would not surprise me in this haphazard melange of fads and poorly-executed imitations that America calls a culture these days, to see something released by Madonna in the next few months. Consider for a moment the idea that Madonna may have acted intentionally to put her name out there again and generate interest. There’s no such thing as bad publicity after all. Just ask Roseanne Barr.
Certainly, while there is no indication that Madonna acted intentionally and I am merely speculating here, stranger things have happened.