Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Oh look, there's a homeles man showing his penis to kids on the corner. It's ok! He's a recording artist!

You’re invited to my brand new, controversial, butt naked, video shoot. You see, my art isn’t strong enough to gain the attention that my cause requires, so I’m gonna get naked, get arrested, get some attention, and sell some records!!!! Yay!!!! The plan will go off without a hitch, and people will be talking about me for years to come, or until the next artist, one you’ve actually heard of before, does the same thing. I guess you can say that I was inspired by Madonna’s SEX book, back in the early 90’s. If it works for her, it’ll work for me, right? But the real question is, how does this work for you?

Ok, I’m just fucking with you. I have no intention of exposing my genitalia in public. I had you going, didn’t I? And while some of you might say, “Fuck yeah Chaz! Show me yer cock n balls dude!” Others would ask, “What kind of a parent exposes his naked body to children on the street?” I couldn’t blame either, or, for feeling the way they do, but I refuse to be bashed because of how I feel about this issue.

Yesterday, I posted a myspace status update condemning the decision by singer Erykah Badu to purposely get herself arrested for indecent exposure during her recent video shoot in Dallas TX. For the sake of “art” and “a cause”, Badu stripped off her clothing in public, in front of children. I’m not surprised that a lot of people are supporting her. When I was single and didn’t have two straight, teen sons with healthy sex drives and curiosity, I didn’t have a problem with public nudity either. What I didn’t expect was for one of my fans to call me a hypocrite. Yes, I use my sexuality in my art. No, I have never showed my dick or my asshole in any attempt to gain exposure for my music. That hasn’t stopped myspace from deleting my photos, and it didn’t stop you tube from deleting some of my videos, citing my sexy body as the reason. There is a definite double standard in the USA, in which it is more acceptable for a woman to get naked in public than it is for a man. Furthermore, being erotic and being naked are two separate things. The day I show my cock n balls online is the day that people can call me a hypocrite. Until then, they are just spewing crap out the side of their necks! Just because I am not ashamed of my body, it doesn’t give me a license to force the public to look at all of it. That’s not art. It’s indecent exposure, and there’s a reason it’s against the law. If Badu can get butt naked in public, then why don’t we just drop the law, and let everybody drop trow and get it the fuck over with? Perhaps it not okay for non celebs to get naked on the street, but you can imagine what it would be like if every celeb did so. There are a lot of celebs that nobody would want to listen to, if they couldn’t get the image of their naked bodies out of mind. Susan Boyle, naked? Oh hell no!!!!

When Madonna did her Sex book, she was childless. I doubt she could have even imagined that one day, she would have so many kids who would grow up and find her letting a dog lick her body online. God knows I wasn’t thinking of a parenting future when I was down on my luck, doing porno for a living in Hollywood, in my youth. The difference is, I did my videos on a closed set, and have never exposed them to any child. If someone really wants to see me naked, it’ll be a cold day in hell before they see it in a public video shoot.

In my song “Faggot” I wrote the lyric “There is nothing wrong with being naked. There is nothing wrong with showing the whole world your body.” and I still feel that way. Anyone in the world who doesn't want to see your body, should not be forced into doing so. But, personally, I do find something wrong with being naked in front of kids, on the street. I can picture the scenario in my mind of me, trying to explain to a 5 year old child, why there is a woman ripping her clothing off in front of him, in public. That’s not the kind of thing that most parents would want to have to explain to a pre schooler. Badu is the parent of multiple children. If I could ask her only one question today, it would be this.

“If you think it’s okay for you to strip naked in front of my kids, would it be alright if I stripped down in front of yours?” I already know the answer to the question, because I’ve already answered it on my end. Any artist can get naked, but it takes a person with an ounce of common sense to know when, where, and how to do it without looking like a desperate, fading has been, trying to revive a career that never got you on anybody’s A list.

I admit that I am not a fan of Badu. I don’t listen to anything she’s ever produced. She could be Beyonce or Brittney or GaGa, and I’d say the same thing about them, even though I’m a big fan. The difference is that Beyonce, Brittney and GaGa don’t need to show their tits for fame, they have talent that is recognized for it’s artistic substance. There is no trick you can pull to get talent. If it takes full, frontal, public nudity to get you famous, you ain’t an artist, you’re just another fucking stripper!

And so, I am not apologetic for my opinion on this, and I don’t expect anyone who doesn’t agree with me to be either. However, if anyone wants to call me a hypocrite for speaking up about this, they just don‘t know me. We can all agree to disagree without insulting each other, calling one another hypocrites, or blocking people who you agree with 99% of the time because you disagree with them once. The guy who called me a hypocrite is just an insecure asshole who doesn’t belong on my list to begin with. Anyone who is so sensitive that they would attack me for my opinion, needs to go hide in a corner with his fucking tail tucked between his legs. I am not going to change my mind because some asshole can’t agree to disagree.

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