Friday, January 18, 2008
Last time I checked, Beyonce was a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Although the strike may be settled by the time the Grammy Awards air in early February, as it stands now, SAG members are not crossing the picket lines of the WGA to perform or to present. Except of course for Beyonce. Beyonce has made it clear that she is going to perform at the Grammy Awards and that she doesn't really care if there is a strike or that the entire membership of SAG is united in the effort.
Beyonce has made it perfectly clear that the only person she thinks of is her. 50 Cent and Jon Bon Jovi are also members of SAG and have made it clear they will not cross the picket lines but Beyonce who was so proud to be cast in films is turning her back on the entire membership. I hope her four minutes of airtime are worth the fact that she should not ever get another role in another film or television show ever again.
If a musician who is not a member of SAG wants to play the show then that is fine. I know Foo Fighters are still going to play and there will be others. BUT, the key difference is they are not members of an organization which have told its members not to cross. Beyonce will be the ONLY member of SAG to cross the lines. She has no noble reason for doing it. She is not doing it to help CBS or the awards themselves. Beyonce is doing it for Beyonce and because she figures that the spotlight will be focused on her. It will be focused now, but for all the wrong reasons.
I guess Beyonce is a SAG supporter only when it helps Beyonce. I have also decided that from now on in this blog Beyonce only talks about herself in the 3rd person so that way she can hear her name more often.