Sure, but is he really marketing himself, or is Mark Burnett Productions marketing him in the way that THEY SEE FIT? C'mon, he's made himself a target because of some stupid and thoughtless comments, and now he's stuck watching them villify him. He's revealed that frustration in front of the band and the audience by calling out the editing of the show, which of course was NOT shown on the tv broadcast. I think he's hurt because all the crap continually flies in his direction. Did he bring some of it on himself? Probably in some ways, yes. But does he deserve to be dumped on again and again, every show, so it's no longer about singing but about all the other stuff? No.Originally Posted by J.D.
Then again, since when has a little negative publicity hurt a rock star?
Sure, we buy the records, we line their pockets. What I'm saying is he has an obvious fanbase. It's kept him in the competition this long. I guess, given the right music, that fanbase will buy his stuff.