Mariah Carey slams ‘American Idol,’ calls it ‘boring’ and ‘fake’

29 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘American Idol’ was worst experience for Mariah Carey.

The pop diva — who has never been shy about slamming her single-season run as a judge — popped off again to an Australian radio show Thursday, calling it “the worst experience of my life.” “It’s so boring and so fake… you have to make up things to say about people. On Thursday, the singer told us all how she really feels about “American Idol” during an interview on the “Kyle and Jackie O” radio show in Australia — and she didn’t hold back.AS tensions in the South China Sea between the United States and China continue to rise, the US Navy and Air Force are quietly gearing up to fight a war in the disputed region. Carey was a judge for a single season back in 2013 along with Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, and she made it clear she has no intention of returning to the show for its final season. “Hell no!

In her interview with Australia’s KIIS-FM, Carey didn’t mention her former rival by name, but suggested the producers of the show milked the spat for ratings. “Let’s just say, I don’t think they had any interest in us having a good experience through that show. The Touch My Body hitmaker served on a panel alongside country singer Keith Urban, producer/musician Randy Jackson and rapper Nicki Minaj in 2013, and insists she won’t be returning for the show’s final season next year (16). Both sides say they don’t want any military confrontation on China’s extensive coastal waters, but both are acting as if a military conflict is increasingly likely. Pitting two females against each other wasn’t cool,” Carey explained. “It should have been about the contestants instead of about some non-existent feud that turned into even more ridiculousness. Her stint on the program was marred by a much-publicized feud between herself and Minaj, while reports swirled around the production about her diva behavior and tardiness.

Such is the thesis of an important new book just out, The China Dream, by Professor General Liu Mingfu, a leading Chinese military thinker and commentator who speaks with the voice of China’s military. History is replete with examples of rising powers eventually going to war with the status quo powers resisting their rival’s economic and military growth. By 2030, China will be the world’s largest economy in absolute terms (today it rivals the US in purchasing power parity), regaining the geopolitical primacy it formerly enjoyed until the 1500’s when it was the world’s leading economic power. He insists that China has no territorial ambitions and never will. “China suffered 470 foreign invasions within 65 years from 1840 to 1905,” asserts Liu, though incursions would be a more accurate term.

America, according to the undiplomatic Liu, is a paranoid giant, afraid of the outside world and addicted to the need for enemies abroad. “Americans feel lost without any enemy.” Washington’s occupation and despoliation of so many countries, notably in the Muslim world, generates endless enemies and a war psychosis. Liu asserts that China is devoted to peaceful relations, non-interference in other nations, and the desire to help build world prosperity, not just its own power or political system.

What’s more, Liu modestly asserts, China should lead world development since Chinese are more intelligent and cultured than any other people and heirs to a 5,000-year history! Interestingly, Liu depicts the 1950 Korean War as a major victory for China because it showed that an Asian nation could fight off the world’s greatest military power.

Second, as I read Liu’s panegyric to Chinese greatness and peaceful humanism, I kept recalling Lord Acton’s wise maxim about absolute power corrupting absolutely.

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