What If She's Your Mother...Wife?

Mangele

Village Elder
#22
I agree with you. Any publicity is good for business, but NEGATIVE publicity is even better in most cases.... :D

It’s no exaggeration to say that one of the biggest artists in American music right now is a disgrace. Three weeks after the 27-year-old country singer Morgan Wallen said a racial slur on camera, his second studio album, Dangerous: The Double Album, is at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. His singles have been bobbing in the country-music top 10 and the cross-genre Hot 100. Billboard’s ranking of the most popular artists in the United States had him in the top spot for five straight weeks. Thousands of people are, at this moment, streaming Wallen’s songs, buying his records, and watching his music videos—putting money in the pockets of someone who has admitted to saying one of the most noxious things imaginable.

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A former Voice contestant with a broadly appealing sound, Wallen had only recently achieved superstardom when, on February 2, TMZ posted a video of him yelling the N-word to a friend outside his house two days earlier. It wasn’t Wallen’s first scandal. In May, police arrested him for alleged drunk and disorderly conduct, and in October, Saturday Night Live disinvited him for violating the show’s COVID-19 safety rules. He apologized for those incidents and continued on his ascent, but when he was caught shouting slurs after a night of partying, the music industry’s reaction was swift and decisive.

Major radio networks stopped playing his songs. Streaming services took him off their official playlists. The Academy of Country Music disqualified him from this year’s awards consideration. His booking agent quit, and his record label, Big Loud, suspended his contract. In a five-minute Instagram apology posted February 10, Wallen said that he accepted whatever “penalties” his deeds merited and asked that fans not defend him.

Coming after a year in which country music’s—and America’s—racist history was under a microscope, the industry’s disavowal of Wallen seemed intended to send a message that times are changing. The singer-songwriter Luke Combs apologized for previously featuring the Confederate flag in performances; stars such as Maren Morris began saying that Wallen’s offense was a sign of a racist status quo that needed to end. A press release from the Black Music Action Coalition praised the industry’s expulsion of Wallen, saying, “The message was loud and it was clear: racism will no longer go without consequences.”

Wallen’s fans appeared to want to send a different message. Sales of Dangerous: The Double Album tripled in the days after the TMZ video was posted. Streams of Wallen’s music videos shot up as well. The listenership boost more than offset Wallen’s loss of radio spins, major-label marketing, and streaming-service support. With six weeks in the country’s top spot, Dangerous is the longest-running No. 1 album for a male artist since Drake’s Views in 2016. In the nine days after TMZ published the video of Wallen, his music brought in more than $2 million.


What’s going on? One common theory from inside and outside the industry is that Wallen’s continued popularity is a referendum on “cancel culture,” that poorly defined but the ubiquitous topic of argument. For example, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said that listeners “are fed up with the ‘cancel culture’ trying to destroy people’s lives and careers because they made a dumb mistake for which they have publicly apologized.” Really, though, Wallen’s situation simply shows the term’s incoherence. Conservatives often portray “cancellation” as the fascistic tool of an all-controlling elite, and progressives often reply that cancellation is another word for healthy things such as consequences, accountability, and justice. Yet powerful forces in media and entertainment have hardly erased Wallen for his offense, and whatever consequences Wallen is facing seem at least equal to the rewards that he appears to be reaping. As it so frequently happens lately, the term cancel has hijacked a much thornier discussion about culture itself.



https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2021/02/morgan-wallen/618137/

150$k a month "working from home"....Why not? And this little controversy of her kids being expelled is only making her famous...she is about to triple that amount.
 
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#27
Brayo ww ni uchokozi uko nayo:D. Would you like your kids to see their mother's nether region online along with their classmates? and she is doing it for money?
However, I don't think the catholic school should have kicked out those kids. They should have shielded them from bullies but I guess the unwanted attention became too much for them. What do you think?
Else hekaya zangu ni chungu nzima na zinaongezeka vile miaka inasonga.
 
#33
;)You know where to find me for episode Achiel? hope I am right before I make an ass of myself. Trying to familiarise myself with our new incoming PORK's lingua. You have a lot to teach me.
 

Brayo44ki

Village Elder
#36
Brayo ww ni uchokozi uko nayo:D. Would you like your kids to see their mother's nether region online along with their classmates? and she is doing it for money?
However, I don't think the catholic school should have kicked out those kids. They should have shielded them from bullies but I guess the unwanted attention became too much for them. What do you think?
Else hekaya zangu ni chungu nzima na zinaongezeka vile miaka inasonga.
Good grief no, I don't mind watching others mess up their lives though.
The School had a good reason to expel the kids, they have a business to run and can you imagine how much interesting the PTA would've been?

The management reserves the right to entry, the boys will be okay as well... should they choose to.
 
#37
Good grief no, I don't mind watching others mess up their lives though.
The School had a good reason to expel the kids, they have a business to run and can you imagine how much interesting the PTA would've been?

The management reserves the right to entry, the boys will be okay as well... should they choose to.
A business to run....wooow. Education is free here or huko Bidenstan.
 

Brayo44ki

Village Elder
#38
A business to run....wooow. Education is free here or huko Bidenstan.
There has to be consequences for actions, again most parents will not be comfortable to have such a smear on their school.

A good name is an asset as well, not just fees.

The kids are innocent victims, but victims nonetheless.
 

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