Following up on her October SNL disaster, Ashlee Simpson was booed rather heartily after her Orange Bowl halftime performance, as discussed here.
This girl has more alibis than Pete Rose:
- “Maybe they were booing at me, maybe they were booing at the halftime show ’cause the whole thing sucked,” she said. “I was facing [the Oklahoma Sooners], and I was rooting for USC, and they played a clip of it, so maybe it was that those people didn’t like me. You never know. But I can’t make everybody happy.”
Simpson also pointed out that for this performance, the circumstances were less than ideal.
“There were no ear monitors when we went onstage,” she said. “No floor monitors. And trying to sing in a stadium where you can’t hear yourself is kinda hard. My sister [Jessica] was like, ‘I don’t know how you just did that! I performed in stadiums, and if I didn’t have my ears, I would have freaked.’ ”
….”I go from having a #1 album and things going great and all of a sudden something like ‘SNL’ happens and boom! You’re faced with how mean people can be and criticizing you and stuff,” she said. “But I’ve learned a lot about myself through all of this. It’s like, I’m not perfect and I’m not going to be perfect. I’m still 20, and a new artist, and I will only grow. And I look forward to continuing to not listen to what one person says and making good music.” [MTV]
She is either very strong, very stupid, or both. I do admire her total lack of self-consciousness about all this, though – maybe she is actually exceptionally smart: realizing any flapdoodle is just fodder for her “reality show.”