Bad, badder and baddest?
I'll start with the delectable KATY "Am I Zooey Deschanel?" PERRY
, who tightens my trousers in a very real and meaningful way at the very mention of her name. What
did she do? She posed with a knife in a photograph (that was never officially used - I will add)
and THE SUN
story (and started an e~petition to legitimise this farce)
. I use the word 'story' in its actual
sense - a work of fiction. According to this article she's a "global role model for teenagers". Really? Is she??
The insinuation here, I'm assuming, is that if she uses a knife, then all her fans will.
Will her fans dress up as an egg?
Now, correct me if I am wrong, but didn't she sing a song called I Kissed A Girl
? Is everyone kissing girls now as a result? No. People are singing along to her records. (Or downloads, whatever!)
me off here is the hypocrisy that exists in the UK regarding supposed 'role models'. What's the big film of the moment (go on, think!)
... yup, QUANTUM OF SOLACE
. Guess what is plastered all over shops, billboards, buses, TV ads, et al
? That's right, DANIEL "Great Big Man Tits!" CRAIG
wielding a huge gun. Does anyone blink an eye there?
Will her fans use spoons? Only time will tell...
Of course not. Why?
I'll tell you why. What's the difference between these two images - lurvely Katy Perry
with a knife (in a leaked imaged)
and bug~eared Danny C
with an Uzi (or whatever)
merchandising? Do you know
is a woman and in this country (well, the readers of THE SUN anyway)
that just ain't on. A woman appropriating a weapon (pretty phallic too)
OK but a man can do what the flip he likes. It's fucking
disgusting. There, look what they made me do! I did a swear
Welcome back UGMO, we missed you!
And while we're at it, nobody bats an eyelid when chefs wield blades. Nobody cares when people get killed, raped, attacked, burgled on telly/film (unless they are instructed to - a point I will adress in the ROSS/BRAND debacle)
because it's not real. TV promotes far worse things and in more terrible ways than a pop singer holding a knife represents. The bottom line is that a youth will use a knife regardless of what Katy flippin' Perry
does. In fact, I would wager they would actually be less
inclined to use a blade after seeing her with one. Next case purlease!
Classy stuff gals (see what I did there?)Ah, MR BRAND
and MR ROSS
, take a seat children. If you don't
is what I'm referring to. An event that happened 10 days ago
made news because the media has made it so. After the show was broadcast only TWO
complaints were logged - both regarding JR's
language. Now, after the press has created a story to keep our minds busy 'cos
we're sick of hearing/reading about the CRUNCH
, over 10,000 complaints have been received. Unbelievable.
Won't somebody please think of the children?
It's been out there over a week and nobody cared until some snivelling
of a journo thought it would make a good read. Now, I am not
condoning their behaviour. I heard it as it was broadcast (and subsequently podcasted - again, nobody cared when that happened)
and felt bad for ANDREW SACHS
having to put up with that kind of juvenilia. Poor taste and teenage~like in feel but obscene
? Give me a fucking break. (There, another swear!)
She's saying, "S'up bitches!"
Like the Katy Perry
incident (or 'Perry~Gate' as I now call it),
there's more 'obscenity' in an episode of EASTENDERS
than there was in the phrase, "he f**ked your grandaughter". Christ,
in a recent SIMPSONS
tale there were some near~the~knuckle
references to the I.R.A.
I felt were over the mark for TV (funny though, it has to be said)
. HARRY HILL'S TV BURP
recently likened HEATHER MILLS
to HITLER and
he joked about Soweto AIDS Orphanages, did anyone
blink? Of course not.
The Hat! The 'Tache! It's the ALL NEW Holmes & Watson Hour!Messrs Ross
, for sure. They are capable of better (though I'll be surprised if wee see it)
but the reaction is a nonsense and it reflects more on our society than it does two nut~job RADIO 2
presenters. I feel it worth adding that in Brand's most recent show he repeated the 'song' he sang in one of the messages to Sachs,
referring to the 'menstrual cycle' of his grandaughter (that was the bit I didn't like)
. Yup, repeated
! All before the furore
. The press haven't latched onto that fact yet demonstrating just how effin'
lazy they all are.
Jeez, Paul Simon has let himself go...
Sinisterly, in two 'publications' (Daily Mail and The Sun)
they felt the need to print pictures of the young girl in question. But these were not
normal pictures (like the ones that accompanied the three men featured in the article)
, oh no. These were of her dressed as, and I'm using a technical term here, a 'Satanic Slut'. For those curious, go HERE
. You get the idea though. It's almost as if the papers are complicit - she deserved it 'cos she dresses 'provocatively' and may
have (no evidence to support this, but who cares?)
an 'alternative' lifestyle.
Rising Damp: The Musical continues...Crucially
, we're down to gender issues again. The media have a place for women and they'll try anyway possible to position them as 'whores'. Albeit subtlety (though not that subtle, 'cos I spotted it!)
but who speaks up against this? Loose Women? Greer?
Nope. That's the real
'elephant in the room' and it's left to your humble bloggers to rant on the ineffectualities, discriminations and inequalities that exist within the media and, by extension, the world. These are not
new tropes of our society, by any manner of means, I just thought we were passed all that sh*t
. Seems not.
Poor Kiki...'Til the next time,C.