Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Losing Faith in Faith

Back in 1999, I had a major issue with Faith Hill, America's country sweetheart. While being interviewed for the E! network, she was asked how she felt about being viewed as sexy. She answered by saying she didn't want to be a sex object, that it was degrading to her. She went on to paint the picture that she wanted to be some role model for teen girls. Kind of hard to believe when her current video at the time was anything but "role model" behavior. In fact, Breathe was about as sexy and provocative as it gets. Didn't want to be a sex symbol but didn't mind laying around singing covered only in a sheet. Yes, Ms. Hill. I believe you.

Fast forward to the CMA 2006 awards last night. Carrie Underwood is announced as (I believe) female performer of the year. Watch Faith in the middle left as she realizes she is not the winner. A big "What" with arms flailing isn't my idea of a gratious loser.

So Faith, you want to be a role model for teen girls? Start by doing the simple things. Realize you are just another woman in Nashville singing songs..you don't own Nashville. Realize the public can "forget" you as easily as they boosted you to where you are. Realize that it is not lady-like to say one thing and do another. Say what you mean and mean what you say. It's an attitude thing. And you, like my 4 year old at times, needs a time out to adjust yours.