In the wake of yesterday’s shocking Leona Lewis bookstore attack, British website Popjustice has proclaimed today ‘Nice To Popstars’ day: “This day involves everyone being really nice to popstars, if just for one day.”
As a website that both indulges in popstar gossip and occasionally interviews popstars – some of whom are British, all of whom are wonderful – we are encouraging our readers to support the cause. If you aren’t sure what you can do, Popjustice has created a manifesto with a few suggestions. To wit:
» Tweet a popstar and tell them something you like about them. Maybe respond with a cheery ‘LOL’ to their endless pleas to purchase a new single or album.
» If a popstar releases a new song you consider to be below average quality or perhaps not up to the high standards of their previous releases, do not flood the internet with endless messages along the lines of ‘THIS ACT SHOULD BE DROPPED NOW THEY’RE SHIT THEY WERE SHIT ALL ALONG THEY’LL ALWAYS BE SHIT HOW CAN ANYONE THINK THIS IS ANYTHING OTHER THAN SHIT OH GOD MY EARS MY EARS SOMEONE SAVE ME FROM THIS WALL OF SHIT’. Instead, post some constructive criticism, or maybe say nothing at all! As the old saying goes, “if you can’t say something nice, start a gossip blog”.
» If someone sends you a YouTube clip of a popstar falling over, delete the message and don’t forward or retweet it. You’ll do so safe in the knowledge that while you have watched the clip and found it highly entertaining, you have not passed it on to other people – you are therefore morally superior.
» Seen an ex-member of a boyband, for example Blue, out and about? Brighten their day by not shouting “OI WANKER” across the street.
» Go to iTunes and purchase the worst song on a popstar’s album – it’s probably their favourite track.
» There are loads of ways you can be nice to your favourite popstar. Let your imagination run wild!
You can also follow the niceties on Twitter with the hashtag #nicetopopstars.
By the way, I’d like to take this opportunity to compliment Beyonce on her many lace-front wigs. Looks just like real hair!