I’m aware that the tile of this post is hypocritical, considering just how much I talk. But there’s something called word economy, and Ashley Judd is without it. She apologized for her recent insulting comments toward P Diddy, Snoop Dogg, and hip hop music in general. I’m posting the quotes below, and I hope your head doesn’t explode while reading them. Can’t the woman just say, “I’m sorry for those stupid comments.” You’d think she was writing a PhD thesis. I get the feeling that she carries around a dictionary and circles words she thinks would make for fancy sentences. I’ll give Ashley Judd the same advice I gave Scott Adams. When in trouble, use the least amount of words as possible. Get in and get out. Read below.
“The general theme is to express my gratitude for a chance to learn, to be corrected where I was wrong, to make amends, and hold firm and strong on the original intention and context of the points I made, with a commitment to try to do so less clumsily and with more sensitivity in the future. I am also aware that, no matter what I do, some will call me disingenuous and impute bad motives to me.”
My equivalent genres, as an Appalachian, an oppressed and ridiculed people, would be mountain music and bluegrass. Those genres tell the history, struggles, grief, soul, faith, and culture of my people. In imagining how I would feel if someone made negative generalizations about that music, I am deeply remorseful that anything I may have said in All That Is Bitter & Sweet would hurt adherents of genres that represent their culture. This book is an act of love and service. Insulting people of goodwill is the antithesis of its raison d’etre.
If I didn’t know better, I’d think Sean Combs was as dumb as a box of rocks, and if you watch his interview on Chelsea Lately, you might be under the same misconception. The truth is Sean has established an empire, including his very successful clothing line, Sean John, which is said to gross $100 million annually. It’s also been nominated five consecutive years by the Council of Fashion Designers for excellence in design, winning once in 2004. On top of that, many fashionistas in my coffee-talk circle claim he’s one of the only celebrities to launch a quality clothing line. I like to think I surround myself with an accurate case sample of geniuses. Anyways, watch the interview below to see a very unimpressed Chelsea Handler, give Puffy shit for showing up an hour late to their interview.