Vigilant Citizen — Feb 2, 2018
The 2018 Grammys exemplified exactly how the Hollywood elite is completely out of touch with the American public.
Stale, boring, annoying, hypocritical, out-of-touch, moralizing, heavy-handed. No, I am not describing an ex – but the 2018 Grammys. And, if you’ve read my previous articles about the Grammys, my long-term relationship with this awards show has caused me great pain and suffering.
This year was even worse than usual. Of course, we were expecting a bucketload of virtue signaling from our new moral superiors: Sanctimonious Hollywood. But most did not expect this 3.5 hours-long brainwash session to be that awkward and heavy-handed. Nearly every single pseudo-celebrity that was given the mic had to give a sermon.
Despite all of this talk, nobody had a truly personal opinion, nobody had an original outlook, nobody even brought nuance or personal reflection. Everybody was parroting the same few catchphrases they were allowed to say. When Luis Fonsi performing Despacito becomes welcomed relief, you know that something is terribly wrong.
Here are the top 5 reasons why the 2018 Grammys failed so miserably.
#5: U2? Really?
Despite the fact that U2 was nominated for exactly zero Grammy awards this year, the band was trotted in and out of the stage not once, not twice, but three times. U2 was there at the very beginning with Kendrick Lamar. They were brought back near the end to announce the album of the year.
Also, they performed a new single that nobody really wants to hear: Get Out of Your Own Way.
The performance took place in front of the Statue of Liberty as eyes appeared around the band. Click to enlarge
The song takes aim at the United States and its immigration policy.