Not feeling it
In the so yesterday's news item of the Black Eyed Peas and Perez Hilton dust-up, I came out heavily in favor of the Black Eyed Peas. A generally happy pop band confronting an insufferable sleaze monger for the vitriol he has published on his website. A murky area in criminal and civil law, common sense and public opinion suggest the snarky schoolyard gossip got exactly what he deserved. Perez Hilton's pitiful public relations attempt after the fact was sadder than Metallica on the therapist's couch in their Some Kind of Monster documentary. Only a passing fan of their music, I began to like the Black Eyed Peas more and more thanks to Perez Hilton.
If it wasn't shining bright enough on the band, Fergie does what every sensible Hollywood starlet is doing and declares her past bisexuality. An instant google bomb and a direct spike in sales of everything Fergie, Black Eyed Peas, and anything remotely attached to them. How the kids (Inc.) have grown! This revelation came about as a result of the latest Black Eyed Peas video "I Got a Feeling" which depicts some lesbian activity amidst the usual goings on of a typical Black Eyed Peas party (although without the tables of cocaine, pills, and booze, these ersatz video parties that bands can't resist depicting themselves in always smell fake).
But it probably wouldn't matter if the entire video was hardcore lesbian porn, the song is terrible. Everything about it, including the video, is not only phoned in, but poorly done so. It takes Cracked.com's Gladstone to explain how bad it really is:
You're two and one Black Eyed Peas.