Not long ago Justin was not doing so well. To those who don't like him, including the media, Justin Timberlake will always be the nerdy Mouseketeer. These year old quotes are from random blogs and articles that I found by googling. The same guy with the same CD and history can be presented in diametrically opposed ways.With all due respect for Clay, his name is not nearly the household word that Timberlake's is. I think a story without the AI reference would leave a lot of people confused or without interest in the story.
Justin time from Guardian Unlimited: Culture VultureAnd Timberlake, a former Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer, goes from strength to strength. His first album, Justified, sold 7m copies, and much is expected of this autumn's follow-up, FutureSex/LoveSounds, which was produced by Rick Rubin and Timbaland.
The writer also made sure to use a nerdy picture.
Here's another one from another article.
Complete with nerdy picture that the writer labeled GayJ.jpg. Do you think the writer had a bit of bias?The whole idea of ex-Mouseketeer Justin Timberlake clamouring for attention to promote his upcoming CD, FutureSex / LoveSounds, by insulting American Idol Taylor Hicks is just plain random. It amplifies the fact that though he has put together an album with adult themes at its core, mentally he hasn't left those mouse ears far behind.
This accompanies the picture.
Justin Timberlake: No Sex to Music / Hates Taylor HicksI find this humorous considering the look Justin sported in the not so distant past, featured on the website Queerty. "We decided to put things in perspective for you by publishing the above photo from the days when everyone thought Justin Timberlake was a lesbian."
Poor old JT was getting put through the "He's so gay" and "What a jerk!" gears only a year ago. Then the CD was a hit and suddenly he's cool? OK, if they say so.
All it took was some songs rejected by Michael Jackson and The Neptunes to engineer the production plus 10 million in Promo from the record label. He doesn't even write his own music but, Voila! A sex god!
This quote from another article has a completely different tone.
'I'm bringing back sexy' | | Guardian Unlimited ArtsCould Justin Timberlake get any hotter? With his sexually provocative new record, Hollywood girlfriend and confessions of drug taking, the former child entertainer is making his play to be the world's biggest pop star. In an exclusive interview, Camilla Long finds herself seduced
The first 2 quotes and pictures are from July 2006. The last from August 2006. Amazing what a new publicist can do. Ken Sunshine is very good at his job.
Clay is suffering through the media bashing that Justin did and he will continue to be bashed until the media gets the memo to stop because all of a sudden he'll have the publicity machinery and the label behind him. Right now he has a publicist from hell and his label is not supporting him. Kelly Clarkson has the same lousy publicist and now that Clive has pulled his support, she is looking at a dim next few years.
His fans have seen it all and they're not going anywhere.