Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to Selena Gomez? Or even interview her?
One journalist from Toronto wrote a real-life, completely hilarious article about what his experience was like interviewing the mega-pop star for The Toronto Star.
I got the biggest kick out of this article for two reasons. First, it is so different from your run-of-the-mill review about a singer’s latest album. It actually is focused on the hilarity of the ultra-secretive world of wonderfully auto-tuned pop music. Second, it just shows how vapid and uninteresting some of these stars are.
This article is a must read and I promise it is good entertainment.
Staff writer, Vinay Menon recounts a conversation he had with Selena’s PR people right before his interview:
” ‘We need your recording devices,’ says one man, as the other sits in a high-back chair, tapping away in silence at his phone.
I drop my bag on the desk and chuckle.
‘Sorry, what did you say?’ I finally ask, after noticing nobody else is laughing.
‘We need your phone, your tape recorder, anything else that can record,’ says the first man. ‘You also can’t take any notes. But I won’t take away your pen.’
‘You can take mental notes,’ adds the second man, without a hint of irony.”
Sounds more like an FBI interrogation to me. Honestly, I would take the interview just as seriously as Menson did. Which in this case, is not too seriously. C’mon guys, she’s not the president of the US. Also, as a journalist, how is he supposed to accurately interview Selena if he can’t record it?
When Menson finally got ten sacred minutes with Gomez, all he got was the 20-year-old pop star stating the obvious, “I’m from Texas. I love my family. I still live with my parents. I drive the same car that I’ve driven since I was 16. That’s who I am.”
If you need a five minute hilariously sarcastic break from real life, please read this article.