Here in C-bus there's this anti-Glee movement. The funny thing is, it's all theatre people that HATE Glee and everything about it. Still, fine, they don't like the show...whatever. But I've noticed lately that their hate of the show has turned into contempt toward anyone who likes the show, as if they're in an exclusive club and anyone on the outside are not only different, but complete losers.
I started to get especially pissed when I read one Facebook status message that read,
"No, I'm not going to vote for you to be on Glee. Not because I don't like the show, but mostly because I don't think you sing that well."
This, after I Tweeted all day about my audition. Awesome.
I'm sure it wasn't directed completely toward me (and if it was, here's my third digit on both my right and left hands). I've gotten a fair share of invites to vote for people, too, and I can see how if I didn't enjoy the show, those invites would be annoying. But the pretentiousness of the statement is what bugs me...the, "You're lame for auditioning because you suck. But if *I* auditioned--which I WOULDN'T--I'd be amazing."
And here's the thing. Let's say all the haters were actually real actors with an agent. Let's say their agent said to them one day, "Hey, there's this super popular show with singing and dancing, and I want you to audition. I know you have theatre experience, so you'd be great. It could be really good for your career, and you'll get to meet all the actors you've listened to for years on Broadway soundtracks." OF COURSE they'd do it, no question.
(AND, THIS IS SO STUPID, but I feel like in some ways, I need to justify my decision to audition for Glee, to separate myself from all the fame-hungry and mediocre, and be like, "I live in COLUMBUS, OHIO, and I don't get to go on auditions for stuff like this. This choice was what I like to call a calculated risk. If it doesn't pan out, it doesn't pan out. It's just a step, but a step that needs to be taken. It's better odds than the lottery, and much more fun, so EAT ME." **stomps foot!**
But again, that's really stupid, it's a waste of breath, and WHO THE FUCK CARES!? SHEESH.)
Then I thought, CRAP, I do the SAME THING.
*hangs head and sighs*
Stupid, stupid life lessons. OK, here goes...
I HATE Skechers. I don't know why...I just despise them. I have never owned a pair, so I can't speak to their quality, and plenty of very nice people wear Skechers and enjoy them. It's just a weird thing I have where I can feel superior to the whole world for not having purchased a pair of Skechers.
Or, as another example, I have a friend who REFUSES to eat at Applebees. She thinks it's disgusting and that eating the food there speaks to a person's overall intelligence. People who eat at Applebees clearly have never eaten fine food in their lives, probably vote Republican and support the killing of puppies. AND YET, she also DVR's Judge Judy Every. Day. TWICE a day.
We all have our own little paradoxes.
There are people who love the theatre and hate Glee. There are those who hate Skechers and wouldn't say no to some spray cheese on a cracker (ahem), and there are those who hate Applebees but love small claims court bitchiness. It's part of being human. None of us are consistent, none of us are always kind about our friends' and peers' choices, and we all have those moments where we think, with clarity, "I'm WAY cooler than he/she is."
So I guess what I'm trying to say is, I'm learning to be less judgmental and take the judgments of others less seriously. So haters, please go on hating Glee...that is your right. And if you don't mind, I will go on thinking your Skechers look ridiculous. Let's try not to think of each other, however, as though we are "less than" for making choices that don't align with our often very subjective system of preference.
And, Seacrest out.