Well, the Associated Press tried to slip it by us that Faith Hill and Jennifer Hudson faked their Superbowl Performances, and I for one am glad I never bothered to care about Jennifer Hudson (who?), and was busy during the National Anthem funneling beers.
Apparently Jennifer Hudson was a finalist on the third season of American Idol, that enduring waste of time that pits America’s best kareoke singers against each other in the national spotlight. Whenever I have found myself unfortunate enough to be at a bar on kareoke night I usually proceed to try and get blacked-out drunk as quickly as possible. Wild Turkey or Southern Comfort works best.
I saw the Faith Hill “performance”, and something didn’t jibe for me with it–I guess I had an inkling that it was fake and I can’t stand unauthenticity. So when time came for the National Anthem, and I saw it was someone I’ve never even heard of, I left the room to try and get as drunk as quickly as possible. My friends in attendance accused me of “not being patriotic”–really? I’m unpatriotic because I don’t want to see some no-name poser fake the National Anthem? Okay then. I guess I am unpatriotic.
Who cares about Jennifer Hudson (who?)?
Oh, we’re supposed to feel so sorry for her because some mentally screwed up member of her family slaughtered a bunch of her other family members? Well, by that token, there are entire third-world countries worthy of fame.
No, wait. We care about her because she won stupid awards for being in a stupider movie. Okay, if you say so.
No, not there yet. What could it be? Oh, yeah, she recorded an album of songs that other people wrote, produced by hip-hop recording producers that could make anyone sound like the “next big thing”. And for their efforts this ringer album has been nominated for 4 Grammy’s. Yay! I bet you bought it too!
Nope, we gotta go back to American Idol. Everyone in the USA that recognizes the name “Jennifer Hudson” (who?) does so because of American Idol. Which is the problem. We have a culture where we promote people to superstar status for particular skills, enjoy the thrill of their victory and the agony of their defeat, we, in true dyonisian fashion, build up people so that we can tear them to pieces.
And in the end, Jennifer Hudson (who?) has proven she is not worthy of any of it. She’s a fake. A fraud. She is, as Holden Caulfield would call her, a phoney. To all the idiots that praised her for amazingly overcoming her tragedy to perform “so spectacularly” at the Superbowl with our Nation’s Anthem, I hate to burst your bubble, but that singing was recorded a week prior, and that performance that was so tear-jerking was a lip-syncing ripoff. All you dumb fans of hers have built yourself another fake idol to worship along with all the others. Jennifer Who wasn’t at the Superbowl to do anything other than collect a check. Get used to it. This is what all your hero’s do, day in and out. And you fools are letting them do it.
Jenna Fryer, Associated Press
Jennifer Hudson Wikipedia