Calling Out Haters

To quote Paul Stanley: people, let me get this off my chest.

With the ridiculous game of hype and backlash escalated even further with the end-of-year Top 10 lists, some have been using this opportunity to slag off my old pal Leslie Feist.

Now, if you think her music is boring, or if it’s too “soft” for your musical machismo, that’s fine – a matter of personal taste.

But to people insinuating or saying outright that she’s some kind of manufactured pop star, I must say with respect: you don’t know shit.

She has worked really hard to get where she is and she started at ZERO – working her ass off, making huge sacrifices, playing gigs in front of nobody for no money and eating air sandwiches for YEARS – and I know this for a fact because I did a bunch of those gigs with her.

So here’s a thought: next time you’re about to idly criticize someone, try walking a mile in their shoes – or better yet, eat a big bowl of STFU.