Seal Has A Meltdown At Media Over The Joel Madden Drug Bust
He said “He can’t wait to go home” and that “….Yet having a joint in the privacy of his hotel room is worthy of front page news???”
He continued saying “Way to respect a guest in your country trash media way to make us feel welcome. Keep it up… sure we’ll be back next year, and yes, I say we because it is only a matter of time before you gun us all down. Hell you even did it to @deltagoodrem who’s a national treasure”.
Look in one sense he is right. Is Joel Madden getting busted for a small amount of pot front page news? There is probably more “newsworthy” stories doing the rounds. However in this era of digital media when a successful story is probably judged on the number of clicks it receives these celebrity driven stories are covered extensively. Unfortunately for Joel more people are interested in reading about him and his drug bust then a story on whether licensed casino’s increase the crime rate in the areas they are situated it. Also the former story if far easier to write.
I think the story is a big over reaction as seen here in the previous blog post about the bust, however I queried why the establishment even called the police. I note Seal does not have a crack at the management for doing this. However they actually created the story. If it is their policy to not tolerate illicit drugs on the premises they could have just discreetly asked him to leave.
What are the chances of Seal giving Australia some sort of lecture about this issue on the night of grand final? If so I am definitely tuning in.
The Voice Australia on Monday night on NINE at 7.30pm.