IT DOES NOT PAY.

Milli Vanilli - source Google
@Kandae11 (40370)
July 4, 2017 7:43am CST
Well, cheating may pay for awhile - that is, until you get caught and if you are not caught, cheating habits tend to backfire in some way sooner or later. I don't know if you remember reading about the rise and fall of the famed pop duo - Milli Vanilli. They rose to stardom in the late 1980s early 1990s and won themselves a Grammy for Best New Artiste. However, millions of their fans worldwide were extremely disappointed when their scam was uncovered - it wasn't their voices you heard on their records, and they lip synched at live performances. Now that is cheating. However, my two favorite recordings by that fake duo were : "Girl I'm gonna miss you" and - "Blame it on the Rain". How can anyone feel satisfied with achievements attained by cheating? Have you often encountered instances of bold cheating? Pictured above is the duo Milli Vanilli.
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@just4him (126889)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jul 17
Cheating doesn't get you anything but heartache. I haven't encountered much in my life, mostly as a kid in school. I heard about a lot of cheating in classes. I haven't heard of any recently.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
4 Jul 17
There are so many different kinds of cheating - and all are bad.
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@just4him (126889)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jul 17
@Kandae11 Yes they are.
@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
4 Jul 17
I get teased about not having them in my album collection by a couple people. I wonder if that could be considered the ultimate in plagiarism.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
4 Jul 17
It really did pay in the beginning but after being uncovered they really fell hard - even their Grammy was snatched back.
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• Bournemouth, England
6 Jul 17
@JolietJake You were just copying other people who also didn't have them in their record collection. Let's be honest, even if they had been a brilliant rock act who didn't mime, you wouldn't want anyone with a name like that on your shelves.
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
6 Jul 17
@asfarasiknow Anything Vanilli is just too plain,,,maybe Milli Pistachio
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
5 Jul 17
I remember reading that. The president of my husband's university was fired for plagiarism. I also caught a few students cheating during my career.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
5 Jul 17
He was fired? - that must have been a serious one. Cheaters probably never think about the possibility of getting caught.
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
5 Jul 17
@Kandae11 It was a career ruining thing for him. Foolish man!
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@dodo19 (33583)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
4 Jul 17
I do vaguely recall hearing of them and their cheating. I don't understand how some can just be okay with cheating and lying about it. I don't really get it.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
4 Jul 17
Its a real shame.
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@BelleStarr (39654)
• United States
4 Jul 17
Not often and certainly nothing on the level of these guys
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@Kandae11 (40370)
4 Jul 17
Well, @JolietJake is wondering if what they did could be considered the ultimate in plagiarism - and I think it could.
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• Preston, England
5 Jul 17
A few people I know cheat at cards or scrabble which i really petty when we are not playing for money
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@Kandae11 (40370)
5 Jul 17
I suppose the important thing there is just to be the winner.
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• Preston, England
5 Jul 17
@Kandae11 yes people aim to win at any cost - hence the number of athletes busted for teroid abuse
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@Kandae11 (40370)
5 Jul 17
@arthurchappell Ha , yes - athletes are perfect examples.
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@marlina (77796)
• Canada
5 Jul 17
I don't know about this duo, but I sure know that I can't stand cheaters of any kind.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
5 Jul 17
They were the toast of the town for a short period.
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
5 Jul 17
Oh! I remember this incident very well @Kandae11 . I loved their songs and was so disappointed when I found out what they had done
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@Kandae11 (40370)
5 Jul 17
I still listen to their songs - whenever they are played - and try to imagine the real face behind the voice.
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@GardenGerty (102465)
• United States
5 Jul 17
I thought this might be about myLot cheaters. Little or big, cheats can get caught. They take the consequences. They have to live with themselves and hurry always to cover things up.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
5 Jul 17
there are cheaters everywhere - in enterprises big and small. Some do get caught though.
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@CRK109 (14414)
• United States
4 Jul 17
I remember those two and what a mess they made of their lives. Cheating is never a good way to go in life. People don't realize it, but they really end up cheating themselves.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
4 Jul 17
So very true.
@JohnRoberts (62791)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Jul 17
Yes, I have observed bold cheating in political elections.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
4 Jul 17
Yes that happens in many countries.
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@tzwrites (4954)
• Romania
4 Jul 17
They are a shame for the music industry. I can't believe they didn't get caught earlier.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
4 Jul 17
If I pulled something like that I would be nervous all the time.
@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
4 Sep 17
I do remember that, yea not a good thing.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
5 Sep 17
The fans were soooo disappointed.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Sep 17
@Kandae11 Yes it was quite the scandal.
@SIMPLYD (82835)
• Philippines
6 Jul 17
Here, cheating is rampant when it is election. The candidates give some money to the voters of their place to vote for them. Good thing the voters are wise. They get the money but put the name of the candidate they like on the ballots.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
6 Jul 17
I always wondered how could they be sure they would be voted for anyway.
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@SIMPLYD (82835)
• Philippines
7 Jul 17
@Kandae11 They take the risk thinking all people can be dazzled by money. But voters are now wise.
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@MsBooklover (4097)
• United States
6 Jul 17
I remember these two. Now, lots of singers do what they did from time to time, and many people think nothing of it. That is especially true if the singer is well-established. I remember Jessica Simpson's sister did that, and that was the end of her career. Yes, I see cheating, lying and turning people against others, etc.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
6 Jul 17
I was really sorry for their fans. Even though I liked some of their tunes, I wasn't crazy about them.
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• United States
6 Jul 17
@Kandae11 Yes, it is disappointing.
@mandala100 (50355)
• Hong Kong
5 Jul 17
@Kandae11 Crime does not really pay.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
5 Jul 17
There are many different kinds of crime - I won't call this one criminal. More like a huge prank.
@mandala100 (50355)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@Kandae11 Ok then my friend.
@ridingbet (59328)
• Philippines
5 Jul 17
i think there are some more artists who lip-sync their songs in concerts, and although it is not good at all, they say it is better rather than other voices lip-syncing for them will be shown or heard, like this duo in your discussion. oh, so there are ghost singers as well. like ghost writers.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
5 Jul 17
I wonder how many more 'ghost singers' are out there - who have not yet been caught.
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@ridingbet (59328)
• Philippines
6 Jul 17
@Kandae11 yes, and ghost writers too.
• Australia
4 Jul 17
Hey Kanda I'm looost hhh lol But really those records' Names Are attractive That they made me want to listen to them :-)
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@Kandae11 (40370)
4 Jul 17
Did you listen? You can find them on Youtube
• Australia
5 Jul 17
@Kandae11 Hii, Hmmmu I haven't listen to them yet But I'll definitely do it today :-)
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@Meramar (2667)
4 Jul 17
Nowadays, there are so many ways to cheat and so many persons deciding to go that way instead of learning to do something original. It's really a shame and shows us that we cannot trust everybody. We have to be careful in all situations in life.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
4 Jul 17
We should definitely be more alert.
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@Meramar (2667)
5 Jul 17
@Kandae11 That's right!
• United States
4 Jul 17
I remember these guys and like them too. There is so much worse that others have done tho it does not excuse cheating.
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