This is simply a rant, because I found it in my Google alerts and it pissed me off.
This came up tonight in my daily Bon Jovi Google alert: http://www.eff36459.blogspot.com/2010/02/bon-jovi-revisited.html
First off, the girl is clearly clueless when it comes to Bon Jovi - she admits herself that she doesn't like them much, but her sister loves them, that they've never had quite the impact on her as Celine Dion (I personally found that hysterical, lol), and that one of the only good things about them is Jon's sexy good looks.
First off, my toes curl when I hear people say that - call it my devout love and deep admiration for everything that band does, as well as everything Jon is BESIDES a good looking man (father, husband, amazing philanthropist, musician, business manager, come on!) It just really tweaks me when women ONLY like Bon Jovi for Jon, or ONLY want to meet them/see them/get close to them to get in his pants or grope him. (And please don't think I'm outing everyone who thinks he's good looking or who fawns over him, because I think the man's damn sexy myself - have you SEEN my reactions to him in concert? LOL. I just know, unlike quite a few "fans" out there, that there is FAR more beneath that polished exterior.)
So, with that said, the other thing I cannot STAND is when people don't take the time to do their research and not allow the media to spoon-feed them. This girl in her post describes Richie as "an alcoholic and slightly creepy."
My jaw dropped when I read that, and then my poor roommate had to endure a 10-minute rant about how completely NOT true this is. Doesn't Richie's rehab and pulling out of that mess with liquor count for ANYTHING? Doesn't the fact that it was a short stint, that he himself sought help, and that he pulled himself together mean ANYTHING? He can hardly be labeled an alcoholic, come on. When you compare him to countless other rock stars who have never made it this far (or have, and are struggling to keep standing, like Aerosmith members for instance) it's simply not fair to accuse him of that. And creepy? I had to laugh at that - everything I have EVER heard about the man completely negates the definition of "creepy." Jon himself describes him as the one who lights up the room when he walks in - full of laughter, mischief, and the biggest heart you've ever seen. So all I can think of is that this chick met him in person (which I almost hope she did, because otherwise she has NO ground to stand on) - in which case, I'm extremely curious to know what he did or said to come across as creepy.
Wow, this was probably over-doing it as far as a reaction to a simple few lines in this poor girl's blog, huh? lol But it just set me off on related topics, and gave me an outlet to share my frustrations and one of my biggest annoyances: ignorance. Seriously, DON'T TALK unless you KNOW what you're talking about.
Sorry, hope you don't mind this rant. But I'm sure many of you feel the same way, eh?