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A Response to "We Liked you Better Fat: Confessions of a Pariah"

Thursday, March 01, 2012

To understand this post, you'll have to either know about a general amount of Patrick Stump information, or read this blog he posted: http://www.patrickstump.com/po
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In this blog, Patrick is talking about how his album didn't sell very well, and people bought tickets to his new shows just to boo him. Honestly, I'm pretty heartbroken about this. It's one thing to not like someone, that's a totally fine emotion; it's another to mock someone for following their dream without their former partners in celebrity.

It's ridiculous that people are actually saying that they preferred him when he was fat. Sure, I miss the adorable variety of hats, but let's be honest; this guy is freaking HOT! And he motivates me every time I see a picture of him skinny. I'm like, 'wait, I can look that good? I better get on it then.' Seriously, someone's personality doesn't change just because they change one way or another, at least not too drastically. Also, he feels good about himself now. And that's awesome! For supposed-fans to be hating on him for something so unrelated is just dumb. I mean, watch old interviews and new ones ("fat" and "thin"); he is pretty much just as shy and quiet as he has always been.

Another thing I'd like to say, is I'm sorry that I couldn't make it to a show when he was touring for Soul Punk. I totally and completely wanted to be there, lemme tell ya, but by the time I went to buy tickets, the show was sold out. SOLD OUT! If ANY of the people that got tickets was a hater, why in god's name would you rob a true fan of the joy of seeing their favorite artist play live? It's a complete perversion of the purpose of a concert to buy a ticket just to boo; you do know you're supporting the artist while trying to harm them, right? At least be smart about the way in which you attack them, use the internet or some other free venue on which you may post every last one of your dislikes about them, in list form, thus also making it easier to read for the artist, and thus more likely to be actually enacted upon.

Currently, I am wearing a Fall Out Boy shirt. Mostly because my Soul Punk shirt is black, and if I wear all black people will think I'm some kind of depressed or something, and that's more of a headache than I need. But, for every hater out there, there is ONE fan that trumps them, three to one. So just know, Patrick Stump, the greatest male voice since Michael Jackson (and not dissimilar, if I say so myself), we, your true fans, love you no matter what.
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