One thing is a certainty, the entertainment business is not nice. It’s pretty horrible, actually. I’ve worked in it for a decade and it is harsh. Katy Perry knows this and is bringing her truth and honesty to American Idol. She is already being labeled the “mean judge” or a “bitch” and the show hasn’t even aired yet. Katy doesn’t think this is fair.
First of all, she’s ultimately helping these singers out. If they aren’t any good, a little truth could save them from a lifetime of heartache and pain. But her honesty is being misconstrued as being mean and because she’s a woman, people are calling her a bitch. She says,
“Simon [Cowell] could be mean, because he’s an executive and a man. But you reverse the role, and all of a sudden you’re a bitch. So I’m cautious. People also come in with their stories. And before they even sing one note, they’ll say something like, ‘I’m homeless,’ and that will impact the way you perceive them. But if they really can’t sing, the personal story has to come second. I hope that I don’t get turned into ‘the bitch’ because of that, but I also know that the music industry does not need just another singer.”
She’s got a point. Simon is notoriously blunt and mean but we love him for it. If a woman is anything less than Paula Abdul level nice and supportive or Meghan Trainer bubbly she’s called a bitch. The same thing happens to Sharon Osbourne on The X Factor UK. It’s some sexist crap and we all need to cut it out.