April 3, 2007 10:46am CST
Either you love him or hate him, right? Hmm, what's that saying about hate being close to love? We all know everyone is talking about Sanjaya from American Idol and Comcast has gone so far as to offer a video called "Sanjaya Rehab", asking this all important question - Do we need rehab from Sanjaya? In the vid, a so-called expert states that we're all too obsessed with celebrities and we need to focus on other things. Ok, so yeah, that's a bit true. She suggests meditating and asking ourselves why we're so obsessed, I guess. Sounds like she's just a tad bitter. I don't know about everyone else on the planet, but here's the reasons why I like Sanjaya. He appears to be a very polite, well mannered, well brought up young man. He's soft spoken, shy. The mother in me immediately wants to hug him & tell him everything is ok and not to listen to all the naysayers. He does seem to have a genuinely good singing voice. And he's adorably cute. I'm not obsessed over a celebrity. I don't see Sanjaya as being a celebrity. I see a young man who is well mannered and soft spoken and polite who is chasing a dream and I want to see him do well. If he wants to win, he has to work for it. Maybe he is, maybe he isn't. He's the only person who knows for sure whether or not he's giving it his all. I don't really care. MY MOST IMPORTANT POINT IS THIS... I applaud him for chasing his dream, for taking action instead of being like most other 17 yr olds his age who choose to sit on the couch and play X-Box and whine because their parents won't buy them the latest BMV. So you go, Sanjaya!
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• United States
3 Apr 07
Hi! First of all, welcome to myLot! As to your discussion, I agree with you about hate being close to love. There are certain celebrities that we really "love to hate". In this case, what happens is that over-expressiveness of one's hatred towards a particular celebrity is even giving that celeb more media attention, which we all know would be publicity (as in "any publicity whether good or bad is still good publicity"). The more the celeb is being talked about, the more it would boost his/her career because of the hype, making him/her bankable. Now for those who constantly show their hatred and publicly announce this hatred, they should realize this consequence. As for Sanjaya, I'm not an "American Idol" follower but I've been constantly seeing his name here at myLot. Last week, out of curiosity, I tried to see who this Sanjaya person is, and how he performs and how he looks like (because there's so much 'hair' issue). I actually like the young guy, he's well-mannered as you said and just chasing his dream. It's not his fault if he kept on being voted on. I actually think that his charm makes up for his voice, that's why the younger set is voting for him. So, this is my opinion on the matter. Happy myLotting!
• United States
3 Apr 07
forgot something... I really like what you wrote about the celebrities we "love to hate" and that this gives that particular celebrity more media attention/publicity. This is exactly the case with Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie, isn't it?! It's also like seeing that bad, bloody accident and not being able to *not* look!