She's trashy. She's flashy. Love her or hate her, 23-year-old Kesha Rose Sebert has made herself a household name with the mononym Ke$ha.
2010 was undoubtedly her year to shine. The singer-songwriter had a slow start -- after being signed to a label in 2005, her debut album wasn't released until last January -- but after that, her career skyrocketed. She sold two million copies by September and released her second album in December.
But -- as it happens with any celebrity in the spotlight -- unattractive photos began to leak (click on them for references), including this one from her high school years:
And I'm sure we've all seen her bikini body by now:
Unpleasant to look at? Sure. But I, too, don't have a perfect body -- and I certainly had an awkward phase. (I literally hide every single photo from ages 8-18.)
I guess what I don't understand is all of the hate she receives because of a small batch of photos. Anyone, of course, has the right to listen to whatever music they want, and not listen to what they don't want to listen to. But we need to stop bashing people due to their looks! And yes, celebrities are people. They may get a bigger paycheck than us, but they still have feelings.
Of course, there are celebrities that I find unattractive, but I'll discuss it with my boyfriend or a best friend for a sentence or two, and then move on. It's fun to comment on how people look, but why post it on-line for the world to see? Ke$ha may never read your comments, but someone else will -- and why spread negativity? There's no reason for it.
To be frank: If you feel the need to spend your time on-line bitching about someone else's looks, then you seriously need to a) climb down off your high horse, b) look in a mirror, and c) get a job.
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