Wednesday , September 23 2020

Dirrrrrty – No, Really

The TV was on MTV as I walked by yesterday and a severe close-up of Christina Aguilera caught my eye: it was the new video to her single “Beautiful.” What I saw over the next few minutes made me shudder with horror.

First, Christina, who is not fundamentally unattractive, has done all she can to make herself so: her skin is dyed orange so she looks like an emaciated Oompa-Loompa. She is pierced in the nose and lip, her hair is ratty. She is dressed like Back-Alley Barbie. I am becoming physically ill.

But then, wait, it gets better: I am certain she thinks herself brave, or a champion of the oppressed, or something because suddenly the screen cuts to a radically unattractive transvestite staring into space and looking both tragic and retarded at the same time.

Then the screen cuts to two men kissing, really kissing, for a long time. I am unequivocally in favor of full gay rights, marriage, insurance privileges, etc, but I don’t want to see men – or women – make out onscreen for extended periods of time. Sorry, call me a bigot, it makes me queasy.

It all fits in very well into the new Christina milleu: tasteless, offensive, ugly, dirty – not in a good way; and, oh yeah, the song is a wretched R&B ballad sung in her affected post-diva, wring-every-note-of-every-faux-emotional-drop style. If hell had entertainment, it would look and sound something like this.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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