When it comes to entertainment; movies, music, books or anything I love to do to relax, I don’t like holding back my opinions. There are things that you simply must honestly tell to be satisfied
Just days ago, I was personally insulted for criticizing music.
If you like Gwen Stefani, you most probably know that she was a part of the band “No Doubt”. Now, I don’t like most of, her or her previous group’s songs, but when it’s an exemption, it’s a favorite.
One these songs are their cover song “It’s My Life”. I love the track. The music video just made it better. And so when I saw a comment thread I couldn’t help myself.
The discussion is longer but I’ll quote only those directly involved. Starting with the main commenter:
Carmen Betty I love how videos used to be mini movies back then now it’s all about girls shaking their asses! Lol😂
lilly jones: Get your head out of your ass lmao there are so many MVs that are still creative, you just gotta look for them
Me: @lilly jones I don’t think Carmen Betty mean that every single MV is bad, but in general, it is as bad as she said. In the past almost every MV have some kind of connection to the song you don’t have to look for them.
Roset828: @Jessica E Larsen I think she did mean that. Music videos have gone through some crazy periods over the years. Some of the first music videos very literally followed the song, and in the 90s many videos had nothing to do with the music. Many music videos now are all about sexualizing the female singers, or giving the singer an image of being rich and powerful. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just another way artists express themselves and build an image. If you don’t like the popular music videos these days, you don’t have to watch them.
Me: @Roset828 I don’t watch them and I don’t even listen to them. When they occasionally come to my favorite radio I change the channel. Modern music (especially from 2006) all sounds the same. But like everything I hate, it’s impossible to completely avoid them and everyone has the right to criticize it.
It’s been silence ever since. I even forgot about being involved until one month later…
I contemplated whether to ignore that or not, in the end. I typed a reply with a smile.
Me: @A O Based on your completely baseless and empty comment (insult) you must be very intelligent. I’ll be sharing your comment when I post this music video in my blog to help you spread your intelligence. And since I’m “pretty dumb” you won’t be hearing from me after this, because this “dumb” girl prefers to communicate with other “dumb” people who make sense.
If there’s more reply, there’s no use sharing it.