One of the things about being me is that I can never get into anything half-way; if I like something, I have to know everything about it. For example, once I started watching House M.D., within days I could name every character, their roles in the show, and an unhealthy amount of random facts about Hugh Laurie and Jesse Spencer.
Me: OMG! Did you know that Hugh Laurie's a Gemini?! His Birthday is two days before mine!
Random Stranger: Gee, that's terrific...
Me: I know, right? Jesse Spencer's isn't though, his birthday's in February. He's from Melbourne, isn't his accent swell? I wish I had an Australian accent. Did you know he actually dated Jennifer Morisson in real life? But they broke up like, last year or something...
Random Stranger: (Gives small courtesy chuckle and walks away).
But you get the idea.
First it was Panic! At The Disco, then Marilyn Manson, then House, and Boston Legal. Pretty much every stage of my life can be marked by some sort of obsession.
I also always seem to jump on the bandwagon way after all the hype has gone away; P!ATD split up, Marilyn Manson's old, "disgusting", and past his prime; House is already in its 7th season, and Boston Legal got cancelled. Either that, or everyone I attach myself to is now hated for being a douchebag.
Which brings me to the actual point of this little diatribe.
So, I'm big into John Mayer now (actually, I've always been, but more so as of late). Anyways, I'm pretty sure this happened four weeks ago when I was shopping for trashcans at Bed, Bath & Beyond, and happened to stumble upon his framed Rolling Stone cover art that was on display for $39.99 (which I do plan on purchasing, by the way).
But that's not the point.
The point is, he's a colossal douchebag. Allegedly. Because he made a racist comment in an interview with Playboy, and shared a bit too much when asked about his past relationships with women.
I spent roughly $20 of Itunes money on a douchebag.
Well, an alleged douchebag.
So now, when it comes to John Mayer, you either love him, or you hate him. Not because of his music or his talent, but because of his image. Yeah, that's stupid in and of itself, but what I love the most about this whole situation is the fact that people are getting so worked up about it. Click on any video devoted to him on YouTube, and you will undoubtedly find a comment section jammed full of heated debates about whether or not he's an arrogant, racist, sex-starved, piece of worthless garbage.
Ex: Bieberfever451: Ehhhmmagaawwwdd, did you hear that jennifer anniston broke up with him because he tweeted too much?
Hauntedtoaster35: ikr? he liek said the n word in playboy too. what a racist douchenozzle.
JM4life: come on guys, he didn't meeaaann it! stop being mayer haterzz, u guyz r just jealous cuz you can't sing liek him.
It's been five months and people are still arguing about it. IT'S MADNESS, I TELL YOU!
But the most amusing part about it is, he's just a dude. Yeah, he can sing and play guitar with the best of them, but aside from that, he's just a dude. Do human beings never share too much about their personal lives? Do human beings never make the occasional inappropriate comment?
Perish the thought!
The fact that hundreds of people are warring over the Internet because of a thirty-two-year-old guy with a guitar strapped to his back that they've never even met and probably know nothing about kind of makes me want to just laugh at how ridiculous people can be.
Baby sea turtles are being lit on fire because of the oil spill, but y'know, it's no big deal.
But god forbid, John Mayer says the "N" word, and everyone races to their computers to type their useless opinions into all the stupid, 140-300 character limit text boxes they can find as if the rest of the world actually gives a crap about anything they have to say.
It makes me chuckle.
And regardless of whether or not he really is what people make him out to be, I'm still going to waste an absurd amount of money and ipod capacity on John Mayer. Because he makes good music. And is a ridiculous guitar player. And to disregard such an immense talent because of his epic douche status would be silly. (: