No stranger to controversial statements (see: Christina Aguilera slam), sharp-tongued media mogul Simon Cowell will certainly have folks talking about his latest statements regarding two of today’s most celebrated pop starlets – Lady Gaga and Beyonce.
Clearly over-extending (or over-appreciating) his judging position on the hit talent show ‘X Factor’, the 51-year-old shared his thoughts with Mirror stating:
“If you only ever heard Lady GaGa, she’s the most boring singer in the world.”He continued: “You’ve got to see her – you need TV. Same with Beyoncé. Or Katy Perry. We’re all about image. You have to have that X Factor.”
The mogul’s roast didn’t end there. In reference to former American Idol co-star/presenter Ryan Seacrest, Cowell added:
“He’s [US X Factor’s presenter Steve Jones] tall, dark, British – he’s basically completely the opposite of Ryan Seacrest. You’ve got to add in intelligent as well.”
With countless snooze-fest acts like Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis, and Il Divo under his wing, who better than Simon’s expertise to point out ‘boring’? In all fairness, Cowell’s overall argument may hold some truth, given the overdose of generic sounds coming from our radios (and the importance placed on image and things indirectly related to music), maybe Gaga and Bey weren’t the best examples.
Then again, how much can one regard the opinion of a man who specifically requested ‘Man Down’ mannequin Rihanna be a guest judge on his talent show.
Oxymoronic? Or just moronic? *pressing play on Leona Lewis cd…zzz*