I treat the Internet like a loyal, fun filled pet. A cute, sometimes spikey, ball of wonderful giving which I will love till the day I die and here’s just one simple example why.
Following Beyonce’s half-time performance at this year’s Superbowl it was leaked through the information superhighway that the pop star’s publicist, acting on behalf of her employer’s instructions, contacted the website Buzzfeed, (see copy of e-mail above), to ask that certain ‘unflattering‘ pictures of the singer be removed immediately. Of course rich, famous, egotistical people continue to make the simple mistake of addressing the Internet as a controllable minion when in reality it’s a shit covered kitten high on cat-nip that you have no fucking hope in hell of controlling.
The outcome was predictable as Buzzfeed informed it’s readers dutifully of the correspondence and much hilarity, at the expensive of an overpaid narcissist, ensued.
Here’s a collection of the best shopped pics of the singer so far. Good boy Internet. Good boy.
Shocking isn’t it? The singer who has been described as ‘original’ and ‘unique’, (others may describe her as ‘manufactured‘, ‘untalented‘ and ‘over-hyped‘), may in fact be guilty of plagiarising other people’s work and creativity to benefit her over paid career.
Her new music video for her song Countdown has been criticised for being almost exactly like the movies of Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. See for yourself in the video above.
Obviously this isn’t the first time an ‘artist’ has been caught pinching other folk’s intellectual property and it certainly won’t be the last, but that doesn’t make it right. Jesus, with all the resources, money and people behind this woman was this the best they could come up with? Oh wait, they’re calling it an ‘homage‘, panic over, no crime committed here.
We’re off now to ‘homage‘ our local bank!
And we would have too.
As you’ll see from this video above both presenters re-group after Beyonce’s performance last night at the Glastonbury Festival to talk about her act, when Lauren Laverne starts to gush uncontrollably about the singer, making pretentious comparisons to George Clinton and Cool And The Gang, something about the roots of soul music and other fart blossum mince that really only a television presenter could vomit up. Zane Lowe on the other hand remains silent throughout and visibly has trouble trying to comprehend what Laverne is saying, offering up his only contribution to the conversation by laughing and stating he watched the Queens Of The Stone Age instead.
Lowe is taking some flack on Twitter this morning for his actions and we have no idea why. We would have done exactly the same thing, (although to be fair not exactly in the same rude and obnoxious fashion, but that’s Zane Lowe for you).