Amy Winehouse criticized by Natalie Cole

By: The Superficial / February 12, 2008

Multiple Grammy winner Natalie Cole made a stink yesterday to People about Amy Winehouse’s wins at the Grammys:

“I don’t think she should have won. I think it sends a bad message to our young people who are trying to get into this business, the ones who are trying to do it right and really trying to keep themselves together,” said Cole, 58. “We have to stop rewarding bad behavior.”

This would be all well and good if Natalie Cole didn’t have a long history of crack use according to her Wikipedia bio:

Cole continued to spiral out of control – including one incident where she refused to evacuate a burning building, and another where her young son Robert nearly drowned in the family swimming pool while she and her first husband, the late Reverend Marvin Yancy, were on a drug binge.

Natalie Cole won a bunch of Grammys and was a crackhead, so I think it’s only fair that Amy Winehouse gets to win a bunch and also be a crackhead. People in the music biz do drugs. Just like all of us in the blogging business make our own moonshine and love strippers. Or maybe that’s just me. I dunno. I’m not invited to the Bloggers Guild meetings* anymore. Not after I showed up blitzed on bathtub gin with a one-armed stripper that turned out to be a dude. Which explained the moustache.

*There is no such thing as a Bloggers Guild. Such an organization would require us to convene in public and actually wear pants. I’ll die first.

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