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GOProud Isn’t Even Paying Sophie B. Hawkins For The Honor Of Turning Fans Against Her

She is not supporting their beliefs but trying to build a bridge so we can all talk and be humans over party. They invited her to play for free. She said she would, if they recognized she is an artist and is going as an artist not taking sides, but being open for them to emjoy [sic] her music as humans. This is very risky for Sophie, she knows it, but she is trying to say lets all reach out our hands and try to find understanding. She is so tired of the hate and I think thought love and music and art could build a bridge. I hope you remain a fan. She is really trying to do something good in the world and I am sure she will address this soon.

—A rep for Sophie B. Hawkins, responding to criticism over her upcoming performance at GOProud’s CPAC party

By:           JD
On:           Feb 6, 2011
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  • 14 Comments
    • whatever
      whatever

      Eh, whatevs. She hasn’t had a hit since 1996. She could use this publicity.

      Feb 6, 2011 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tommy Marx
      Tommy Marx

      I’m not exactly sure why I’m supposed to turn against her. I still listen to her first CD every now and then, and I could give a shit whether she’s a Republican or a Democrat. I expect politicians to pick sides, not entertainers. And as Whatever already stated, it’s not like she’s a superstar. At this point – no offense, Sophie, but let’s be real – she’s probably glad to be asked to perform at the opening of a supermarket.

      Feb 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Devon
      Devon

      Who?

      Feb 6, 2011 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robbie K
      Robbie K

      “Build a bridge so we can all talk and be humans” someone get me the shovel this drivel is piling up.

      Feb 6, 2011 at 10:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      Who is not paying who to do what and why should I care about any of it?

      Feb 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      How would anyone stop being a fan after reading this? She’s making a good faith effort. I always liked her.

      Feb 7, 2011 at 8:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Patrick
      Patrick

      If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there, does it make a sound?

      Feb 7, 2011 at 9:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • villager
      villager

      she was at pride in nj two years in a row and sang the exact same set and wore the exact same outfit both times. boooooring.

      Feb 7, 2011 at 9:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SouthSideShorty
      SouthSideShorty

      ATTENTION ALL SNARKY ‘MOs:
      If you’re going to deride Ms. Hawkins for her attempt to create civility, then you should also hold equal contempt for the likes of Sting, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Cher, and any other artist who performs for a benefit. It’s truly perplexing — not to mention sad — how these days the term “gay” seems to imply legions of angry lefties with chips on their shoulders. Just remember, the word “feminist” used to mean a woman seeking equality in society; now a feminist is an angry man-hater whose only goal is to belittle men.

      Feb 7, 2011 at 10:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Ware
      John Ware

      I was th that pride and people were screaming including me! She was far from boring… When you dont play by the rules the media spits you out. I think its great she is trying to do this. At least she is trying…My God at least she is trying…I like her for doing this and her music…she is not a sell out

      Feb 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Ware
      John Ware

      I was at that NJ pride and people were screaming including me! She was far from boring… When you dont play by the rules the media spits you out. I think its great she is trying to do this. At least she is trying…My God at least she is trying…I like her for doing this and her music…she is not a sell out

      Feb 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      Dear Ms Hawkins,

      If you’re reading these comments, I would suggest to you that Orpheus himself couldn’t his legendary musical talents to reason bigots out of their bigotry.

      And notwithstanding how catchy “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” was — madam, you are no Orpheus.

      In September 1939, after Germany had invaded Poland, the senior US Senator from Utah, William Borah reportedly said, “Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler — all this might have been averted.”

      I’m afraid you are attempting, in your small way, to rival Senator Borah’s level of hubris.

      Moreover, your willingness to make a separate peace with those who already have and intend to continue to do our community grievous harm may well cost you most of whatever fans you have today.

      I implore you to reconsider your association with this group — not because they are conservatives, but because they are extremists.

      Sincerely,
      the crustybastard

      Feb 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Trieste
      Trieste

      SouthSideShorty : Your definitions of what both “feminist” and “gay” mean today are greatly true, in my own experience. Not entirely, but greatly. The homosexual man has gone from being the Solons, Francis Bacons, and DaVincis of the world to being bitter robotic reactionaries.

      Feb 8, 2011 at 4:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soupy
      Soupy

      now a feminist is an angry man-hater whose only goal is to belittle men.

      Actually, that is what male chauvinist misogynists have always called them.

      Feb 8, 2011 at 8:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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