I’ve always liked Maroon 5 a little bit, like I bought their first album when it came out because I dug “She Will Be Loved” (and I won’t pretend that I didn’t clap with joy and sing along enthusiastically when that song came on in the car a few weeks ago), so I guess I’ve always liked Adam Levine a little bit too. But then The Voice happened, and now I LOVE him. I still only listen to that one song, but I think Adam seems like a neat guy. And then he delivered this point of view on the paparazzi, and now I love him even more:
“It is a two-way street, and it is a two-way street in the (way) that you look at it. People want to be famous for some reason, for me, I wanted to be a successful singer, it had less to do with fame. If you’re going to be on television, if you’re going to be a singer, if you’re going to be an actor, there’s gonna be a lot of this that comes with it.
“A lot of people that start hating it, and when it starts consuming them and owning them, (most of the time) they brought it on themselves, sometimes that’s not the case, but to complain about it so passionately is irresponsible because there’s a lot of people with real problems. It’s nothing more than a pain in the ass. They don’t bother me, they don’t stalk me, they don’t stay outside of my house or anything.”
A-f’ing-men, Adam. Amen. I know that a lot of times the paparazzi can seem a little annoying and creepy, and of course stalking is never ok, but when people sign on to, oh, I don’t know, star in one of the biggest franchises in preteen girls’ hearts and then when they get hounded for interviews or photographs liken it to rape, that’s a little much for me. It’s not a secret how the media treats celebrities. It’s not a surprise.
On a lighter note, have you heard Maroon 5 do “Pure Imagination”? Perfection.