In disappointing, I'm-definitely-making-a-mountain-out-of-a-mole-hill news, it's been revealed that Brandy Clark's music video for Get High will debut exclusively on PerezHilton.com today.
Yes, Perez Hilton, the often-pink-haired celebrity gossip blogger, is exclusively debuting a country music video.
What the what?
It sucks bad enough when a country singer (or their people) decides to play favorites and debut a video exclusively to CMT or another country blog, but that's done all the time and at least those other sites are country music oriented.
Heck, even when a singer decides to debut a video exclusively to Entertainment Tonight, that's T.V. so understandable.
But Perez Hilton? Really? I understand wanting to get your name out there to a wider audience, and Perez HIlton definitely has a massively huge audience, but what a slap in the face to the country music blogs and bloggers who actually give a shit about your shit and talk about said shit with other country fans who actually care about your shit.
I guess it's all in the lips and Perez is just a better ass-kisser than most of us country bloggers. From the press release:
Hilton has written about Clark several times on his well-read blog, referring to her as “our favorite new country singer since Kacey Musgraves!” On various posts he has enthusiastically written, “This fierce and fiercely talented woman is helping to change country music! Elevating the genre! The women are taking over and we love it! Clark makes music that is confessional and country but approaching it from a smarter place. She's analyzing and criticizing while celebrating and paying respect. And she is most definitely NOT singing about pickup trucks!!! And her melodies… oh are they sweet!”
Disappointing, but business is business and visitor count will get you farther than loyalty every time.
If you want to watch the video, you can check it today at 3:00 PM/PDT on PerezHilton.com. Unfortunately, I won't be featuring the video here anytime soon.
Hey, sometimes you just have to take a stand and hold your own private little protest, even when it's over something as silly and insignificant as a video debut.
Update: For those who are taking to Twitter and Facebook to call me bitter, I'm fully aware that this is a dumb subject to gripe about. But hey, I'm allowed to be bitter or silly or bitchy on occasion. It's part of my charm. :0) Also, I realize that it was more than likely Brandy's people and not her who chose where to debut the video. This is called an opinion piece. I'm well aware of the politics of star publicity. I'm chest deep in it every. single. day.
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