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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Case Of Bad Manners and Grace Under Pressure

I don't have TV so I usually don't watch award shows, but I happened to stumble across the video of whatever music awards the Kayne West/Taylor Swift fiasco occurred in. No need to comment on Mr. West's behavior, the rest of the world has that covered, I wanted to add my 2 cents with a comment about Beyonce, who pulled that situation out of the gutter with a level of grace and poise that we don't see much anymore these days.

In case you are one of the 3 people on the planet who is not talking about this, here's a brief synopsis: Kayne West grabbed the microphone out of Taylor Swifts hand during her acceptance speech, and yelled something like "Beyonce made the best video ever blah blah".

Later when Beyonce was on stage, in what must have been a very uncomfortable situation for her, she simply said that she knew how much it had meant to her to get her first award nomination and then called Miss Swift back out on stage so "she could have her moment in the sun."

Elegant. More of that please.

RH

11 comments:

flawlessly fearless forever said...

yes she did Beyonce has always seemed very down to earth and level headed to me I am so glad that she had the good graces to let Taylor have her moment. Taylor Swift is LITERALLY my favorite person in the whole world. I was personal offended when I saw what Kanye West did to her. Something else you may want to look at if you are interested in this situation are the so-called apologies Kanye posted in his blog. They are a good example of what an ill manner, insincere apology looks like. I think Taylor and Beyonce are two of the women we should all look up to when talking about poise and grace.

kylie said...

No matter how much money you have, you just can't buy good manners.

champagnejayne said...

Is it just me or is Kanye YET another example of the newest entitled generation? I'm a gen Xer and I've never seen the selfish, childish attitude I see with the next generation- texting in the cars while driving, $400 cell phones, brand new cars, etc. And they are always haunting the shopping malls- they cant' afford these things on their own! Maybe I'm just getting old. I'm 36 and my father always told me when I was younger " you can have any car you want, but YOU will pay for it!!"
*sigh* Pass the Geritol and get off my lawn kids! :)

Retro Housewife said...

Howdy X'er! The gal above has some good sense (flawless) - my own daughter has sense, (most of the time - she called me today to tell me she couldn't find her debit card and that she used my Visa - the one I gave her for emergencies - to buy some new clothes - the emergency was that she was standing in front of a long line in Manhattan - they can get pretty grumpy in NYC...) so there is hope - the way I figure it, most of this new generation was raised by BOOMERS, who have an unsurpassed sense of entitlement - so they really can't help it.

According to my 4th Turning dudes, we're (X'ers) going to have to help these kids bail this country out of their parent's gigantonormous mess - so make friends with those kids they're our future... if we have one.

So happy to have an X'er come visit!

RH

champagnejayne said...

Hey! 1973 here- as a matter of fact I was born during the Watergate hearings!! ( Dad STILL insists Nixon was framed!)

champagnejayne said...

By the way, my parents are officially "Silent Generation"-ers - the ones that came before the boomers. They were teenagers in the 50's- therefore my sister and I ALWAYS had an early curfew!

Retro Housewife said...

1966 for me - I can remember my parents watching Watergate on our black and white TV - I thought it was about a flood. My parents are both Silent, too - my kids are Millennials and I am always the youngest Mom at the PTA meetings etc - the rest are Boomers - many of them are fine, but man, it's their way or the highway - I always feel like launching into an Aria ==>> "Me Me Me MEEEEEEEEEE!"


Do you know about the 4th turning? It sounds like you do....

RH

Retro Housewife said...

I have to laugh every time the Boomer-rents get all hissy about sex or drugs and their youngsters - just flip on an old episode of Dragnet and watch the Boomers run around on acid, live in free love communes and basically spit on everything their parents accomplished.

The "Tolerance" Generation that invented gated communities.

RH

champagnejayne said...

I know what you're saying about the boomers- "do a I say , not as I did!" They try to give their kids everything, and it isn't enough! The kids want more. I think it's the second coming of the "me" generation. Or, as the kids now say "Me 2.0"
I remember how kids got spanked in the middle of Jamesway ( yes, I was raised in New York) and the parents weren't EVER reported to the authorities.
I think I was born 40 years too late. My coffeemaker is an old stovetop West Bend. You have to pour boiling water in the top. Still tastes better than the $4.00 lattes I used to buy at Starbucks!!!
Good luck getting any of the next generation in LA to help out with the mess we're in. I don"t think most of them would know the meaning of work if it came up and bit them!!

Retro Housewife said...

I guess they have the SOCAL Flu in LA too - I grew up in Santa Barbara - I know what you mean ;=).

RH

Pen Pen said...

I agree with Kylie...money doesn't buy one any "class". Kanye is a no class dude.