May 29, 2009
BGT’s judge Piers Morgan was on Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer discussing Ms Boyle. I don’t understand why folks can’t let her be. Why can’t she just be allowed to enjoy herself. Did they trash Paul Potts like this?
But this is what “British celebrity gossip guru NEIL SEAN” had to say:
The tide has turned over here. The feeling over here is that we are over Susan Boyle. We’re all a bit bored by her.
That it truly sad. But what he says at the end is beyond despicable.
PIERS MORGAN tries to explain to Diane Sawyer this it’s a ‘British thing’. No, it’s unkind and in Ms Boyle’s case, inhumane. If Britain wants to claim that go right ahead.
DIANE SAWYER read some of Morgan’s blog and then asked if everybody should back off now.
Yes. I do. I think there’s huge affection for in America. I think in Britain, it’s the classic British thing. Build them up, knock them down. And I’m not knocking that. It’s kind of the British thing to do. But I think in her case, you have to remember that she had a very tough life. Susan, when she was born, was starved of oxygen at birth. And that caused her severe learning difficulties. She was called ‘Simple Susan’ by the other schoolchildren and she’s had to fight her whole life. She brought up her mother when she got old and looked after her. I think this show, for her, has been the ultimate dream. But also, occasionally, the ultimate nightmare, where she’s had to deal with this extraordinary world attention. And i think we should all just give her, now, twenty-four hours to cool down to relax.
“Susan the Simpleton” is just the juvenile version of “The Hairy Angel”.
Everyone has to remember, it’s been a hell of a week for Susan. I mean, she’s gone in the last two months from total anonymity to becoming arguably the most famous person on the planet. And that brings with it some great stuff and some pretty ugly stuff.
She has found this week very testing. She’s been in floods of tears. Two days ago, she actually threatened to quit the show and packed her bags. And I think the pressure’s just been building and building and building. And after her semifinal performance, when she missed the first note and began getting a lot of criticism and people are having a real go at her, it’s all been building up. The tension mounting and she finally has been finding it very difficult.
MORGAN said he had previously given Ms Boyle the advice:
Look. I used to work in the newspaper business. It’s cut-throat. You’re the hottest story in town. They’re doing their job. They want a story. Don’t watch the TV. Don’t read the papers. Don’t do anything because actually what is important to you now is this two-minute period, tomorrow night, Saturday night, when you sing for the world, in the final of “Britain’s Got Talent.” If you do a great job then, then all the critics will be silenced. And it doesn’t matter, really, what people are talking about, because you’re the hot story.
And yet it took the incident to make the producers realize she would be better off staying somewhere private and more relaxed. And while Morgan is getting all sorts of free press on her coattails – what did he do to watch out for her?
DIANE SAWYER: Do you think she can still win?
Oh, I’ve got all my money riding on a Susan Boyle triumph. Because I think that she kind of personifies the heart of ‘Britain’s Got Talent. I really believe when the light goes down tomorrow, and comes on, and she may well sing ‘I Dreamed A Dream,” I think we’re going to see her, I think the American phrase is, hit it out of the park.
And NEIL SEAN‘s thoughts on if Ms Boyle were to win?
She wouldn’t last more than three months. She’s ugly, she’s not marketable, she’s not a pop star. What are you going to do with her? It would be like Roseanne Barr winning 20 years ago. I feel a bit sorry for her in a way. She’s going to have to go back to live in her little Scottish village.
Yes. Not only does a person have these thoughts – he has no qualms about saying them out loud to the world.