[Masthead] Fair ~ 31°F  
High: 48°F ~ Low: 33°F
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Explain that move, please

Posted Sunday, January 31, 2010, at 9:54 PM

Because of the snow, we are at home tonight as we have been all weekend . Jim has one TV tuned to the Pro Bowl game. He moves back and forth to a western movie, and occasionally he turns it to the Grammy Awards show. I have the rest of the TVs in the house on the Grammy show. I enjoy hearing the music as well as who wins the awards regardless of where I am or what I am doing.

There is something I don't understand in today's music industry. Beyonce was one of the early performers on the show. I was not watching at the time my husband said, "She just grabbed her crotch." He was as surprised as I was.

I believe this started with Michael Jackson and has continued to be a popular move with rappers. Why would Beyonce, a beautiful and talented singer and dancer, do that during a number on world-wide television? My sister said it's because other singers do it. I have seen Madonna do it. Does it make them sing better? No.

My mother taught me that you do not display, touch or draw attention to private parts of your anatomy.

Do you remember the flak we used to hear because a TV camera would be on a baseball player when he decided to scratch?

Seriously, why did Beyonce make that move?


Comments
Showing most recent comments first
[Show in chronological order instead]

Would your dad crawl your butt if you adjusted your cup?

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Sun, Feb 21, 2010, at 6:25 AM

I'm not sure where it is that all men grab their crotches. It wasn't where I lived, hell my mom would crawl my butt when I would adjust my cup when I was playing catcher in baseball. Deal with it nathan.evans , there are going to be times when people disagree with you. Let it go.

-- Posted by docudrama on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 9:27 PM

Low class, I don't think so.....NO class, I think so.

-- Posted by chs61 on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 2:29 PM

People will do anything for a buck these days. While I find it distasteful, and would never want my son or daughter displaying such crass behavior, it's rather mild in comparison to most displays of "talent"...btw, remember when Rosanne sang the National Anthem on tv?

-- Posted by shawna.jones on Thu, Feb 4, 2010, at 4:29 AM

I don't know Betty but I wish she hadn't as well.

I would LOVE to go back to the days when I could understand the lyrics. Sensible lyrics.

-- Posted by countrymom on Wed, Feb 3, 2010, at 7:16 PM

No, sorry. Never heard the song, and do not listen to smut. (Here we go...)

I do find the gesture inappropriate, just as I did when Jackson did it.

Not looking to start a fight, but as time goes on, the media allows more and more to be aired, thus influencing the younger generations.

(Although it is not nearly as wrong as the female Jackson, and Timberlake's move.)

-- Posted by driedleaves on Wed, Feb 3, 2010, at 5:21 PM

I loved Pink's performance . . . she does a peformance of another song up in the air(minus the water) that is just amazing. I could not imagine doing that while trying to sing also.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Wed, Feb 3, 2010, at 7:02 AM

Kind of makes you long for the days when they wouldn't film Elvis from the waist down because he swivled his hips a little.

-- Posted by Tattoos & Scars on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 8:21 PM

best post on here LOL

-- Posted by Dianatn on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 11:31 PM

Kind of makes you long for the days when they wouldn't film Elvis from the waist down because he swivled his hips a little.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 8:21 PM

Geez!! I'd say of all the things in the world that could be used as a topic starter and This was chosen?? In someone's everyday life the most shocking thing of that day was Beyonce on an award show?

YOu knew it wasn't going to be Frank Sinatra or even Elvis! Drag queen Lady GaGa doesn't disturb anyone?? Taylor Swift's now famous "surprise I won again" doesn't give you a goose? What's up with all the 3D stuff? The Red Carpet Preshows that go on for DAYS before the awards? Pink flying around in the air, spraying water on $$$thousands of dollars of gowns didn't give anyone a hoot?

Beyonce and "ghetto" doesn't even go together, ha ha...when you're out of touch you're out of touch

-- Posted by Freedomof Speech on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 3:14 PM

"You should realize that you are a little touchy when anyone discusses race with you"

nathan.evans

That is like the pot calling the kettle black . . . you are notorious for being touchy when anyone disagrees with you on anything or makes a comment about you. Thanks for the laugh though!

That is all I have to say at this point because it really isn't worth continuing this conversation.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 1:35 PM

I googled up " being ghetto". Now I understand exactly what you mean Jax. Thanks! ;)

http://www.ehow.com/how_2050587_be-ghett...

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 11:15 AM

Maybe you should define what "being ghetto" is that way I can understand it a little better Jax. I wouldn't want my ignorance to lead me to a life full of bitter and vindictive feelings.

*rolls eyes*

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 11:07 AM

Hmmm, that is a strange thing for you to say considering that I am arguing the positive side of Beyonce's crotch grab. Perhaps what you said wasn't racist, because you are correct, many different races do live in ghettos. Your statement does put forth a stereotype though and was elitist in my opinion. I didn't call you a racist anyways, I just said that it was a racist thing to say. That is how I perceive it and that is fine. You don't have to like it and it doesn't make me bitter or vindictive and it doesn't make you a racist. I never called you a name and I never said you were a racist. You should realize that you are a little touchy when anyone discusses race with you. You should examine that a little and quit worrying about me.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 10:47 AM

Seriously . . . I really am beginning to feel sorry for you Nathan. You seem like such a bitter and vindictive person who sees everything in a negative light.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 9:42 AM

I grew up on a farm, does that make me a farmer?

"Nothing sexy about being ghetto?" Your ignorant remark, not mine.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 7:11 AM

nathan.evans . . . I am not racist and I would appreciate it if you wouldn't accuse me of such. If you can't make a point without resorting to name calling then it's best to not say anything at all. Just so you know I grew up in a house with two adoptive children who were African-American and they were like sisters to me so I definitely do not appreciate you making such an ignorant remark but I should not expect much more from you I guess. Of course your assumption that only African-Americans live in the ghetto could also point to some racist beliefs on your part. I hate to break it to you but a plethora of races live in ghetto areas including those of the Caucasian race.

*sighs*

-- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 6:38 AM

Here I thought they were wearing those cheap,riding up,cut-off-all-circulation "delicates" we wore under our robes in choir.

The hose and undergarments were supposed to make us appear more polished.

All I know is that they did help us hit the high notes-then shredded or dissolved into melted plastic the first time they were washed.

We were always trying to find a discreet moment to "adjust" ourselves.

Whether we wore briefs,boxers,granny drawers or fanny floss thongs,we figured out that comfort trumps fashion-especially when chafing,binding,itching and "wardrobe malfunctions" will occur at the most inopportune moments.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Mon, Feb 1, 2010, at 5:18 PM

She grabbed her crotch because she was degrading gang bangers, thugs, and other idiots that THINK they are men. She was being "ghetto", because the song she was singing was about not needing a man that exhibits "ghetto" behavior. That was kind of a racist thing to say anyways Jax. I don't know where you come from, but in my town(which isn't a ghetto btw) it is common for men to grab their crotches. We don't do it for attention.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Mon, Feb 1, 2010, at 4:14 PM

I guess there's no such thing as bad publicity. Lots of so-called artists are already thinking about how to upstage that move for the next award ceremony. I agree, it all started with MJ, but when his lil sister Janet had her "oopsie" moment at the Super Bowl a few years ago, it's like everyone else has to get their shock value in just to keep their names flowing.

I personally don't bother with these award shows, reality tv, etc. And I'm getting to where I don't like the news, it's the same old song and dance. If it weren't for my son watching Cartoon Network after homework and dinner, we wouldn't need television at all. It's just redundant.

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Mon, Feb 1, 2010, at 4:01 PM

nathan.evans . . . grabbing your crotch for attention will always be low class no matter how many ways you argue that it isn't.

Maybe Beyonce needs to be a bit more Beyonce and not Sasha Fierce. Nothing sexy about being ghetto!

-- Posted by jaxspike on Mon, Feb 1, 2010, at 3:04 PM

I am guessing it was to create a buzz on the internet and around the water cooler.

I did not see it, but I can not envision any reason a singer feels they need to do that. I liked Michael Jackson's dancing, but saw no value in this for him either.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Feb 1, 2010, at 2:40 PM

Have you listened to the lyrics of the song in question driedleaves? It isn't very confusing nor is it offensive when you take things in their proper context. If you can't understand that and the plain English that I used, then I've got nothing for you.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Mon, Feb 1, 2010, at 9:39 AM

Evans, your comment really did not make any sense. Kind of confusing actually...

Desensitized media, that is what our kids are being led to believe is okay...sad.

-- Posted by driedleaves on Mon, Feb 1, 2010, at 9:34 AM

She was singing singing about men not be good men and she grabbed her crotch on the word man. Low class? I don't think so.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Mon, Feb 1, 2010, at 9:08 AM

I think it is tacky. It is a fad started by Micheal Jackson, and i think it is just so low class.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Mon, Feb 1, 2010, at 7:38 AM


Respond to this blog

Posting a comment requires free registration. If you already have an account, enter your username and password below. Otherwise, click here to register.

Username:

Password:  (Forgot your password?)

Your comments:
Please be respectful of others and try to stay on topic.


Hot topics
Size Matters
(3 ~ 3:28 PM, Jun 17)

Midnight Sun to Return to Florida
(4 ~ 11:40 PM, Apr 7)

False Spring
(1 ~ 7:33 PM, Mar 13)

Fawn Sighting
(1 ~ 7:36 AM, Jun 14)

Was it real, or was it a hoax?
(6 ~ 7:22 PM, Jan 15)