This article is just a random rant.
It’s like a train wreck that you can’t look away from. Usually I go to Google news to scan the science section for interesting tidbits. I don’t read the other trash. However, today as I was scrolling down I saw a headline that I just had to read, something about Kelly Clarkson loosing fans over support of Ron Paul. Why would anyone stop listening to songs because the artist supported a politician you didn’t like?
I found this:
“I used to like Kelly Clarkson. But I can’t like anyone who is either ignorant enough or arrogant enough to endorse a candidate like Ron Paul,” Spafford Freeman told Fox411 on Thursday from her home in Minnesota. “I have listened to ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ for the last time.”
Singers are often a wacky bunch and often do a lot of things I wouldn’t do. But I don’t listen to them because of their politics or other antics. What is she a hero you worship who has now fallen? If you like “Since You’ve Been Gone” why the hell do you care anything about the what the person who sings it thinks about a politician who doesn’t have a chance in hell to win?
In any case did Kelly Clarkson say something wrong? Did she express racist or homophobic views? No she said she supported Ron Paul because of his limited government stance.
I like a lot of people who think a lot of things differently than I do and who are completely opposed to things I care about. So what. You are a shallow person if you can’t accept anyone who thinks differently than you do, much less someone who doesn’t know you from a clod of dirt.
Here’s a good one:
“Ew just found out Kelly Clarkson luvs Ron Paul lyk, 4eva and stuff. Soz Kelly, not your fan anymore.”
What the hell does that even say? My response is you’re a freaking idiot – 4eva.
Evidently Clarkson apologized because she didn’t mean to offend anyone. Now that is what I don’t like. We want people to be authentic but nobody of influence can say anything anymore without offending someone and being ripped to shreds over it. I wish she would have said F**K YOU, I don’t want any fans who would stop listening to my music over this. Now that is probably what she thinks but she can’t be authentic so her publicist likely helped her craft a politically acceptable apology.
I guess I’m just getting to be an old crank. Happy New Year anyway!
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