With so many things to choose from it was hard to narrow the list. I chose the latest tempest in a teapot that has been burning up the media. As much as I'm loathe to waste more time on this.....
10 things I wish I didn't know
1 Who Miley Cyrus is.
Although a case could be made for her having a modicum of talent, I liked Party in the USA, the song she did with Timbaland, We belong to the Music, and the new single but.... Enough.
2 Who Robin Thicke is.
For the record I'm not a fan, at all. His voice is like glass in my ears.
3 What the lowest common denominator is in entertainment.
The performance of the two above at the MVMA's, laughable. I didn't find it shocking, just tasteless in that "I'm embarrassed for you" kind of way.
4 What "twerking" is.
I knew this already, it's been around over 20 years so I didn't need the ridiculous amount of coverage it's been getting lately.
5 How inflammatory the media can be.
Already knew this one too but the firestorm of attention this got... Okay, it did provide a few laugh out loud moments reading some of the stories. I guess it was a slow news week, I mean the situation in Syria, who cares?
6 How quick people are to judge.
This surprised me, the public outrage. Yes, I agree it was tasteless but these two responsible for the moral degradation of society? That's giving them way too much credit. Let's face it, they're entertainers. If we don't watch, buy etc. they're out of a job. Don't like it, don't support it.
7 How off the mark people are in their criticism.
This surprised me too. I understand if you're a fan of one of the two attacking them to show your displeasure. But, they're entertainers. The job they had was to create a buzz about the show, which they did in spades. If you are truly outraged, write the show they were on. It was a rehearsed performance. Or better yet, write the sponsors of the show telling them you won't buy their products if they continue to support what you don't like. If you want to see change, make change, don't shoot the messenger.
8 How quickly people will cash in.
A twerk-out? Really? I guess anything that gets people off the couch.......
9 What people will do for attention.
I guess this shouldn't have surprised me but ... making history? Oh Miley, you poor deluded thing. I get that you're not a Disney princess anymore. I get that you want to break away from that image. I think it is unfortunate you felt this was the way you had to do it. I suspect there is as little in common with that woman on the stage to you as the character Hannah Montana was. If it is the "real" you, by all means let your freak flag fly. I don't care. You may want to look into the "Girls Gone Wild" franchise. It's been done.
As has taking an idea not you own and making it popular, Madonna already did that with "Vogue".
10 See all of the above.
Did we learn nothing from Paris, the assorted Kardashians, the Real Housewives of everywhere. I truly had to laugh about people writing what bad examples these two were to youth. If you're setting your moral compass to anyone's star but your own, well, I've got nothing. It's all smoke and mirrors, make believe. How they look, act, dress, complete fiction. Set your feet on the ground because only sailors look to the stars for guidance.
Don't forget to drop by Stasha's to see everything we wish we didn't know.