Does it matter to you if it is real?

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Does it matter to you if it is real?
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 8:07am
I am borrowing this headline from an article in USA today. They had an article on the lip synch by Beyonce at the inaugural and the whole fake girlfriend by the Notre Dame football player. What do you think is going on? Should we redefine dating? Did you know the singing was canned?
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Registered: 01-07-2004
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 9:25am

For some reason, the lip synching bothers me than the fake girl friend (did she actually lip synch? I haven't been following it) Someone like Beyonce makes a ton of money whenever she does a concert or a performance.  I expect that someone making that kind of money should have enough talent to sing one song with her own voice. She should live up to her star status.  As for the football player, I just feel a little sorry for hiim, but don't think this is national news.  I'm tired of it.

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 9:26am

Two totally different circumstances to me - the lip synching is minor to me as they said it would've been very stressful to do that live at an inauguration.  I don't thrill to it and think she should've done it live being a professional, but no big deal as at least it was her voice. 

The football thing - sounds pretty shady to me (and today them asking if he's gay? What difference would that make?!) - but this is a college kid.  I still don't see that as a big deal as it's not a professionally paid athlete like the whole Lance Armstrong fiasco where other people's money was involved.


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Registered: 02-14-2000
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 9:26am

I haven't really been following those things. In fact we don't really watch the news much at all anymore. IMO the media is so over the top and often doesn't report the news impartially. But to answer your question - it didn't bend me out of shape that the song was lip synched.

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 10:22am

It didn't bother me at all - in fact, the only part I find annoying is that Beyonce's singing seems to be generating more discussion than the president's speech!  I mean, she DID sing it - she just did it a day before. It was her voice. This is not Milli Vanilli (for those old folks like me ;)). I have no clue what the controversy is. It's probably more work to pre-record it, and I certainly think it makes sense not to sing live in that cold weather. No problem whatsoever with this!

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 10:24am
Oh, the dating thing is completely weird, though. I talked to a friend this weekend who teaches at ND and she seemed to think the guy was innocent (not that she knows him, but I guess that's the feeling on campus) but I honestly think the whole thing is just BIZARRE. If nothing else, he and ND milked the story. Ick! Sympathy from a fake dead girlfriend to help you compete for the Heisman - just ICK. Nothing like Beyonce.
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Registered: 12-16-2003
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 11:20am

I don't think most people care about either that much. I think the media is playing these things over and over because then they can ignore the important stuff, Bengazi, no budget, high unemployment.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sat, 01-26-2013 - 9:08pm

To me the Beyonce lip-sync story is a non-issue. If she felt, as a professional, that she needed to do that to protect her voice/vocal cords from the cold air then she gets to make that call.

The ND player story doesn't really matter either, and is getting more press than it deserves, but it is much more interesting. It brings up issues about internet safety and virtual persona vs IRL---something some of us may have considered on the boards when we read a post by a "new member" that sounds suspicious or weird. After the story broke the tv news here had a story about a local adult female who was also victimized in this way, so it happens to people besides naive college students. Yes, it does seem to be time to redefine dating....and also to redefine what constitutes a "prank". The part of the story that I would like to hear is that of the young man who pretended to be the girlfriend. Why did he start it and why did he keep it going for so long?

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Fri, 02-01-2013 - 2:34pm

I thought about this thread when I saw this story the other day. Smile

Guess she showed them! 


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Registered: 01-23-2003
Fri, 02-01-2013 - 7:35pm

I think it is a non-issue.  She was lip-synching the National Anthem to her own voice, not giving a concert and not there to entertain.  What's the difference between her not singing and the band not actually playing?  Why isn't everybody up in arms about that too?

As for the football player situation, it's bizarre, cruel and sick.  The perpetrator was on Dr. Phil explaining and talking about his sexual abuse and so on.  There's really no excuse for what he did.