Is It Just Me?
… or is anyone else slightly annoyed that, while David was put through the wringer as folks erroneously reported that he was “dropped” from Jive records, Crystal Bowersox is being reported as “splitting” from Jive records in the most amicable way possible? Is it because we are ready to give Crystal the benefit of the doubt that she wants to find her way independently as an artist, rather than be directed by a failing label?
Of course, there’s also the issue that the source of this story is written by none other than Michael Slezak.
It’s like back during the Super Bowl scandal involving Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake. After the infamous “wardrobe malfunction,” JT immediately assembled a press conference, blamed the mishap on Janet’s wardrobe (even though he’s the one who yanked a piece of fabric from her clothes), and apologized for any misunderstandings, while Janet took her time to do the same, apologized for causing offense, and failed to spin the situation in ways to invite sympathy for her costume problems.
The result? Justin got out of that scandal pretty unscathed, while Janet is still trying to live it down.
Lesson learned? As a good ol’ friend of mine said, “It seems like Justin’s people are working for him. Who the heck is working for Janet?”
Funny thing is, with this kind of media spin, I’m having a bit of deja vu: “It seems like Crystal’s people are working for her. Who the heck is working for David?”
And as the old Bard would say: “Therein lies the rub.”