The Controversy surrounding MiG's Marine (?) Jacket
Hey all, what was your opinion on MiG wearing what some people are saying is an official Marine jacket? (Others are saying it's a costume of a Marine jacket.) On the msn web site, a lot of people were incensed and angry--the kind of angry people were over Ty's comments about getting booted from the contest 'cause he's black. It's quite ugly actually. Most of the negative comments seem to be directed at him for (a) throwing the jacket into the audience (after listening to Dave Navarro's suggestion) and (b) not having earned the right to wear a Marine's jacket.
I think wrestling with Suzie earned him the right to wear it personally...
JOKING! Do not flame me for that please.
Personally, I don't think he meant to wear it to offend the Marines or the U.S. (I didn't even know it was a military jacket). I don't even know if he picked it or if that durned Ellie Mae stylist lady did. (I remember he said the British military jacket he wore when he sang "Lola" was his own...)
I find it ironic that you can descrate the American flag and call it freedom of speech or hang up a mutilated flag and call it art. But that having a singer wear a jacket on a rock show is considered disrespectful.
However, though my family has served in the military, I never have. If there are any vets out there, I'd be very interested in hearing your opinions.
And please note that while I often write in jest, I mean no offense and hope none is taken.