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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

“Adele broke her Grammy award in two after saying it should be Beyoncé’s”

You do have to ask, what goes through the mind of someone who breaks an award in half to share?

Who wants a broken half of anything, much less an award?

What can that act possibly signify beyond an embarrassingly public confession of extreme lack of self-confidence in the person doing it?

Of course, all such awards are largely meaningless, just publicity gimmicks for an industry, but there is a special irony involved with the Grammy.

The award was created decades ago by a group of more traditional entertainers, notably including Doris Day, who wanted something to refocus public attention away from the rock ‘n’ roll that had taken over their industry.

It was a pretty naive notion.

Well, here is what the silly thing has morphed into – an asinine circus act in expensive evening gowns.

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