Gaga’s reaction to the people booing at One Direction
You know, my brother swim couch once went to one of her concerts and got trampled by a bunch of people and Lady Gaga saw it happen. She stopped the concert to pull her out of the crowd and bring her back stage for ice and bottled water. Lady Gaga is a saint.
This is so incredibly cool of her, I can’t even.
Huh, people expressing their displeasure for a shitty band they don’t like? That’s really fucked up.
You know what? No.
I don’t normally reply to the negative shit that gets added to the stuff I reblog out of courtesy or not wanting to get on a follower’s bad side or whatever, but right now I don’t give a fuck.
Nobody deserves to be booed. I don’t fucking care if you don’t like the band. I don’t even like the fucking band. I could give two shits about what One Direction is doing, but they’re human fucking beings. They’re human beings that have to perform for thousands of people almost everyday. And here, they have to get up in front of thousands of people, recording artists, and the millions of people who watch this broadcast, only to be fucking booed? Fuck that shit. Nobody deserves that shit. How would you like it if you got up on stage to present something or accept an award or make a speech and people started booing you? That’d suck, right? It’d be humiliating, heartbreaking, it’d piss you off. So what right does ANYONE have to do that to them. You wanna express your displeasure? Yeah, you do it on your blog, but these people shouldn’t be fucking doing it to them when they’re up there in front of millions of people at an event where they’re supposed to be fucking professionals. Fuck that fucking bullshit. It is fucked up and you’re fucked up for thinking that this kind of thing is okay.
Actually… yeah. That was fucked up of me to say. Sorry.
Genuinely happy to see a confrontation end well for a change.
Um, actually, speaking as a performing musician myself—if you suck, then you deserve to get booed.
If you can’t take it, then don’t be an entertainer.
An audience is a gift. Why are we worried about some musician’s fragile ego? The audience is paying for a night out. THEY are the ones who are taking time out of their busy schedules to watch you perform. THEY aren’t the ones being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to play a show. THEY are the ones keeping you employed.
You must appreciate your audience and be grateful for them. If you perform badly, or if you suck, you will be booed. You must be mature enough as an artist to handle that. It’s extremely childish to believe otherwise.
I’m sure One Direction doesn’t need someone on the internet defending their precious fragile egos. I’m sure they’re grown up enough to let it roll off of their backs. It’s not anyone’s job to protect them from the big mean world. They can handle it themselves. So what if they get booed? They’ve still got a huge fanbase that loves them, they sell millions of records, and I’m sure they won’t let one audience’s negative reaction ruin their entire lives.
At least, they’d better not.
I would rather someone criticize me like an adult than coddle me like a child. I’m sure most professional musicians feel the same way.
Believe me, I’ve been criticized in the past for bad music I’ve made, and I deserved it. I grew from it. It’s not always a good thing to be just be “nice”.
Where are we going as a society? Why are we so worried about being offensive or mean? Why are we so concerned with pretending to be nice? Pretending to enjoy someone’s music, and then going online and complaining about them in their blogs?
This is the age of passive aggressiveness. This is the age of politely lying because you don’t want to cause a stir. Honesty is dying, and with it, art.
If we don’t openly, honestly, and viscerally critique artists when they perform, then they will forever be bogged down with mediocrity. Artists owe their audiences. They owe them good music. I owe my listeners good music. They support me. They deserve my best.
If I don’t give them the best product I can, then I deserve to be booed.
…and that’s all I’ll say.
Reblogging for Mando’s commentary. If you can’t stand the heat, get the fuck out of the oven.