I have precious little to say on the non-issue of fangirls needlessly hating on each other’s objects of affection, but since obviously no such fans were able to read my now-embarrassingly-earnest old post about the mutual disdain some members of the JB and TH camps hold for each other…it has come up again.
It is not a big deal, it is what happens when your love is deep and you are too young to have anything better to do with your time; the 13-year-old-fangirl-within-me understands better than you know.
And while the current-me has not a bone to pick with Tokio Hotel or their fans, the 13-year-old-fangirl-within-me wanted to rub it in Tokio Hotel fans’ face that my fave music industry blog, the always too-cool-not-to-qualify Idolator, posted an article in which the tough to budge Kate Richardson had this to say on the issue (after the jump):
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Posted in Awesome, OMJ...OJD!, To Watch, tagged Disney, Gawker, Idolator, Jonas Brothers, Perez Hilton, Vulture, What the Buck on May 30, 2008|
The Vulture has been sucked in. Idolator and Gawker writers might as well admit it too. Perez goes so overboard that people doubt his authenticity.
But now Michael Buckley, of BuckHollywood.com and (6th all time most subscribed!) YouTube celebrigossip show What the Buck has stepped forward and officially come out. Not that way (old news), but as a true Jonas Brothers fan!*
Buck is a comedian and pretty much does celebrity news as you might expect, regularly tearing into whichever trainwreck wanders drunkenly into view on a given day, but adds his special flamboyant and incredibly hyper style.
He has been mentioning the Boys since Joe took his tumble at the American Music Awards last October, and quickly felt the heated backlash of Jonas fan-love. It obviously made an impact. And then some.
Inspired by the suprisingly awesome JB-devoted People special edition magazine, he’s finally let that fire consume him and has testified in a new vlog.
This marks a brave transition from Jonas-loving apologist to advocate (when you are a real fan outside “The Demographic“, you come to realize it is the only right thing to do). The brilliant climax of his typically frenetic rant goes a little something like this:
I like POP culture, I like SHINY clothes, I like music that makes you SMILE and people who are NOT skanks. These boy are NOT skanks, we should ALL enjoy them for the quality pop music they are, their moral integrity, and they are NOT apologizing for wanting to be well groomed!
After the jump, watch Buck’s video (and go subscribe to his very funny show over on YouTube)…
* That is, the kind of fan who complains when people compare the Boys to Hanson or underestimate the frenzy around them. Some day (soon) only insane people will NOT behave in this way.
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Posted in Don't Drink the Haterade, Say What?, To Read, tagged Idolator, Joe Jonas, Jonas Brothers, Kevin Jonas, Music, Nick Jonas, Push Play on April 15, 2008|
…Please don’t distract me from the Jonas Brothers again until you’ve got something worth my while.*
YES. I, too, had a completely indignant response to Push Play‘s recent coverage in the New York Times.
All I really know of them is the rumor that the lead singer, CJ, is the boyfriend of Mandy, of the song “Mandy“, a Jonas family friend who once dated Joe. Beyond that, I have noted they seem to be a frequent topic of discussion over at (the indispensable) Shine-On Media. All well and good. Not my business.
But I am none too impressed with their attitude. By which I mean, the specific assertion that they are musically and stylistically SO different from (so we can infer they mean somehow superior to) the Boys…and that this in any way means we should like them. Especially since they are crying for notice by standing on the very shoulders of the Jonas Brothers.
I’m quite pleased that the folks at Idolator, who often like to poke fun at the Jonasphere (but have also at times shown them a little begrudging love), apparently agree with me in some sense.
* Read more of Kate Richardson’s Push Play reaction piece here.
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