Recently, I decided that I’ll finally start jogging. I’ve been spending too much time in front of my computer, and I felt that I really needed some exercise. My shoes were kind of old though, so I browsed online for a new pair and stumbled upon this video:
Obviously, I wasn’t looking for football shoes, but the ad’s message made me check it out. More so, it made me realize how hating is “normal” now, specially in the music industry. Inspired by the ad, I took a look at some of music’s own successful, yet much hated personalities.
Shaking Off The Haters
What do you get when you achieve so much too soon? Haters, of course. And this couldn’t be any farther from the truth in the case of Taylor Swift. At her twenties, Taylor Swift have already accomplished much more than most people have done so in their entire life.
And that may be the problem, says Katie Gilbert at Psychology Today. She believes that the hate likely stems from envy, and that the haters probably have shaky self esteem. And she may have a point. People can feel jealous of a friend’s success, so what more of an artist whose music they don’t like?
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift, but I do like a few of her songs. But if there’s something I really admire about her, it would be her resilience to all the backlash.
Cashing On The Haters
Want to know one of the most effective ways to get flamed? Say that Nickelback is your favorite band, and that you’re the number one fan. Nickelback is purportedly the world’s most hated band, and they have some of the most “proactive” haters.
So how do they deal with haters? Cash on them, that’s how. Despite all the bashing, Nickelback still manages to sell albums and concert tickets. And Chad Kroeger credits the haters for their longevity and continuing success. Now how’s that for a retort?