Bette Midler, on Ariana Grande

The article below appeared yesterday on MSN.com, and it shares Bette Midler’s take on the overly sexualized young female pop singers that dominate the music scene these days. Bette says it much better than I ever could, and she has the professional pedigree to make these statements. I agree completely. It’s a great article and I really hope it will be read by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, and the list, sadly, goes on and on. Below is the article. Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: ‘Don’t make a whore out of yourself to get ahead’ by Michael Lewittes, MSN.com … Bette … Continue reading Bette Midler, on Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande & the Pop Star Machine

Why is it that talented young actresses that get their start on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel almost always go off the deep end as soon as they hit adulthood? One day they’re clean-cut and wholesome and the perfect role-model for our kids, and then they turn 18 or 21 and turn into partying-hard, overly-sexualized pop stars who care nothing about the influence they’re having on their young fans. This is an issue that has bothered me for some time, being the father of three girls. Two of my girls are still in their tween years so I’m especially concerned as they watch their favorite … Continue reading Ariana Grande & the Pop Star Machine