Whitney Cummings Asks Everyone To Be Nicer To Lana Del Rey
After the disaster that was Lana Del Ray’s performance this weekend on Saturday Night Live [TLB recap] comedian Whitney Cummings is coming to her aid. Cummings posted a lengthy blog post to state that she’s not saying “support bad music or that she deserved to be there or anything,” but she sympathizes with the young female singer because performing is, “fucking hard” and challenging.
“Everybody calm down. It’s a little troubling that when a young girl fails at something that we keep kicking her why she is down. I get very protective of girls, especially young performers, because they live a hard, emotionally challenging, often physically challenging life where you are constantly given reasons to be insecure and have panic attacks. I totally get the stuff about her not deserving to be there and I don’t mean to insult musicians in any way if that’s how they feel obviously, but this is an opportunity to show us how hard being a performer is so maybe they can all be cut some slack. Flack? I think we take our performers for granted. It’s super fucking hard to entertain people and it takes a lot of work.”
Cummings views this as a learning experience that can be applied to all and we shouldn’t lead lives that seem so chock full of schadenfreude. “Other people’s success doesn’t fuck up our lives and other people’s failures should not brighten them. Let’s forgive her for being human and all be kinder to each other. Let’s all just have more love and less venom all around, eh?”