Woody Allen, that nerdy daughter-marrying freak, uses New York as a point of reference whenever he writes. John Grisham relates all of his stories to the legal field. And I tell stories through reality television. We write what we know, and believe me I know reality television. I watch it because, besides the obvious entertainment value that comes with seeing how far people will go to be on television, you can also learn a lot about the world.
For the three people on the planet who don’t watch American Idol, Mandisa was one of the contestants on this year’s number-one-rated show. Now, I never really liked her that much because contrary to popular belief the biiiiatch couldn’t sing that well. Yeah, she was OK, but since they really want a white boy to be idol this year, some of the female participants are sub par. Well, after the bell-shaped (wow, she has a big ass!) diva was given her packing papers, she was asked to sing at a gay pride event. Mandisa declined, politely saying that she was not an advocate for gay people and didn’t think it would be fair for her to perform at the event.
But before you freak out and call her a homophobic bitch, you have to give her props because she said what she believed, at least, and wasn’t a complete hypocrite like other acts who perform for anyone as long as they make money. I’m not a huge fan of the leather and fetish subcultures and probably wouldn’t want to perform a show for them, but that doesn’t make me intolerant, it just makes me know what I like and don’t like. How intolerant of gay people can Mandisa be? She’s been singing for Ryan Seacrest for the past seven weeks.
Some people don’t agree with other people’s lifestyles – whether it’s over sexual orientation, fashion sense, financial situation, or occupation – but not agreeing with someone’s lifestyle doesn’t mean you’re filled with hate and contempt for that person. Like, on American Idol I think Chris Daughtry is one of the best singers they’ve had, but that doesn’t mean I cannot tolerate Katharine or Kelly. It’s just a preference. A lot of times when people say they don’t agree with certain behavior, our fragile egos get crushed and we look on it as a personal attack. We have to learn that disagreement produces change. Not taking things personally can be the first step to realizing that we are all in this together. I think once people become less sensitive about being accepted, the more acceptance will come. BLOG HARD!
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– Dylan Vox