Lana Del Rey, ‘Summertime Sadness’
Remember all the fuss made about Lana Del Rey’s, Jan 15th, 2012 “Saturday Night Live” performance? We were able to watch the performance live and thought. ..’very attractive woman, with a sexy throwback voice and style. Was it perfect, maybe not, but nothing to go crazy over.
So the next day, to our surprise, the whole internet was in an uproar as critics/haters came out of the woodwork to chime in. Actress and musician Juliette Lewis was extremely harsh, (in a since-deleted tweet), “Wow, watching this ‘singer’ on SNL is like watching a 12-year-old in their bedroom when they’re pretending to sing and perform #signofourtimes.”
Not to be outdone, actress Eliza Dushku also chimed in, tweeting, “Who is this wack-a-doodle chick performing on ‘SNL’? Whaaa?”
Hell, even “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams, called Del Rey’s performance “one of the worst outings in ‘SNL’ history.” Really Brian Williams? REALLY?!!! Did you forget about Ashlee Simpson’s acid reflux, jig and running off the stage performance? …REALY?!!!
Is this what society’s become? Just sitting in front of our computers with twitter open waiting to pounce on any given story, regurgitating blatant statements to embarrass and defame someone’s career? If so, then let’s all stop this so called ‘war on bullying’ and let chips fall where they may. You can’t preach to stop bullying when you in fact use social network as a tool to bully someone you dislike.
Will this hyper, A.D.D inflicted and sheep-like behavior end? Only time will tell. Until then, we’ll be here to keep the balance and give you the REAL Slice.
Check out one of Lana Del Rey’s newest videos exploding on youtube. You be the judge.
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