Shirley Manson of Garbage Goes Off on Facebook…But Not at Kanye?
Shirley Manson of the band Garbage took to Facebook to air her annoyance towards Kanye West following his Grammy moment last month. If you're living under a rock, Kanye West publicly voiced his opinion on Beck winning album of the year and insisted that he "respect artistry, do the right thing and give the award to Beyonce."
He has since apologized about the incident, however a Facebook post surfaced on Manson's page recently. Although a rep for her said it wasn't directed at Kanye, it certainly sounds like it was! Read her post below and let us know your thoughts on our Facebook page.
Dear He who shall remain nameless,
It is with great sadness that I read your email today.
Clearly you have forgotten or are just generally unaware, that in business it is always wise to be kind and respectful in your day to day dealings with other people. Especially those you have never met.
You just never know when you might meet that person who has been at the receiving end of your disrespect for indeed you may have to come on bended knee to that person later on down the line because they hold on to something of value that you need to get your greasy hands on.
What alarms me more than anything about your nasty little barbs is that you are in the business of representing artists interests and yet you are clearly unaware that not all musicians are obsessed with the charts or being famous.
That some of us do not value ourselves by the number of mainstream "hits" we have enjoyed .
That some of us just enjoy making music and having a long lifespan of a career without having to dance as fast as we can, or be the loudest clown in town or be having to hitch ourselves to the latest ,greatest, freshest sound in order to remain "on top" .
There are some of us who just like to live the way WE see fit. Make the music WE feel passionate about. Music that feels authentic to who we are and where we are in our lives.
There are even some of us who do not believe that being famous is the holy grail or the answer to a beautiful, meaningful and rewarding life.
Clearly you are unable to wrap your head around the idea that some musicians actually prefer NOT having to perform on Children's TV shows. Who do NOT want to be gossiped about in the popularity contest columns. Who most definitively do NOT want to be chased by paparazzi and who do NOT want to put their family name to some shitty , poorly made product in order to build a "brand" and who most definately do NOT want to go out every night, dressed up to the nines to the opening of an envelope.
SO allow me to make my choices as I see fit without having to endure your childish and un-evolved criticism.
As you so rightly pointed out, there are plenty of talented people in the world who will sell their grannies to serve your desires.
So now then sir, that all said,
Go F#CK yourself.