QUOTE(allthatjazz @ May 19 2008, 06:41 PM)
Can we please bring a bit of maturity and class back to the forum!
Well said, althatjazz!!
Regarding giving people a hard time. I only signed on to this site because I was appalled by some of the cruelty in the comments expressed!
It should be remembered that most of these contestants are young,vulnerable performers at the outset of their careers. That they have made it this far is an accident of fate, and as such, they are in a very surreal and alien environment. Regardless of their personalities, none are equipped to cope comfortably with the sudden rise to public recognition. At the end of the day, they are people....YOUNG people.... who are trying to make the most of an opportunity that doesn't come along too often. It shows a lack of cmpassion and integrity for posters on this site, and elsewhere, to be so vindictive, particularly in relation to the personlities of the contestants. It's not a bit of wonder that "Show-Business" has a reputation for being cut-throat!!
It takes integrity to acknowledge the efforts of others, and intelligence to be constructive, rather than destructive, in giving criticism. Much of the posting here reeks of petty jealousy and bitterness towards the good fortune of others.... most unattractive and a sad reflection of the mental attitude of so many within the industry!
We are all entitled to our opinions.... but the manner in which we express them should show some respect for the fact that we are discussing OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.... who are as vulnerable and as easily hurt as we ourselves can be!