Friday, April 17, 2009

Susan Boyle - Singer - Britains Got Talent 2009

Watching this segment of Britain's Got Talent made me realise how we've been raised to unconsciously accept that beauty is a requisite for talent.

Regrettably I'm no exception, as I realised after watching this.

YouTube - Susan Boyle - Singer - Britains Got Talent 2009 (With Lyrics)

This Herald's article sums it up:
The answer is that only the pretty are expected to achieve. Not only do you have to be physically appealing to deserve fame; it seems you now have to be good-looking to merit everyday common respect. If, like Susan (and like millions more), you are plump, middle-aged and too poor or too unworldly to follow fashion or have a good hairdresser, you are a non-person.


Thank you, Susan Boyle.

For making me realise my hypocrisy.


(Hat-tip to Lingfeng for pointing me to the video and article).

2 comments:

  1. Yes, always expect the unexpected! Realised it from last year's winner Paul Potts.

    Anyway, I just might have seen a Chinese version of Susan Boyles as in looks. Saw this auntie at the hairdresser while having my hair cut. :)

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  2. Wonder if the auntie can sing like Susan Boyle, LOL.

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