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BJ'S BLOG 01/04/12 "Forget You Cee Lo Green!"

Yesterday we talked about the New Year’s performance that caused many fans of John Lennon to get offended!

During his performance on NBC's Times Square telecast on New Year’s Eve, Singer Cee Lo Green, (from The Voice and had the hit song “Forget You”) he changed the lyrics to John Lennon’s song “Imagine” to say "all religion is true" instead of "and no religion too."

Here is video of his performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NOC5ufbqdGE

Cee Lo later responded to the criticism by tweeting, "Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys!" he wrote in his erased post on the matter. "I was trying to say a world were u could believe what u wanted that's all."

I’m sorry, but to change someone’s piece of art is a very disrespectful thing to do! It would be like trying to change the Mono Lisa’s smile!

 Many people would agree that John Lennon was a beloved musician and the song “Imagine” had an influential impact. What I love about the song is that it tells us that if not for religion, greed, or countries causing us to fight; we could live in a happier world. That is something I believe in and for Cee Lo to think he can change a song that inspires me and many others to mean the opposite is ridiculous!

If he wanted to sing a song talking about how religion is true, then he should have written his own song and sang that!

On top of all that, while he’s singing a song with the lyrics, “Imagine no possessions// I wonder if you can// No need for greed or hunger//A brotherhood of man” Cee Lo decided to wear flashy jewelry and a long fur coat!

I’ve have heard good things about Cee Lo Green being on “The Voice” but I have lost the little respect I had for him after this stupid stunt!
 



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01/04/2012 7:48AM
BJ'S BLOG 01/04/12 "Forget You Cee Lo Green!"
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01/04/2012 11:50AM
Would the same be true if the lyrics were reversed?
What if he had change the lyrics from “all religions are true” to “no religion too” would you be equally offended? On the same note are you offended by the Rock Shop’s advertisements that changed the lyrics of some religious Christmas songs to selltee-shirts? Does anyone really care what Cee Lo Green sings about anyway?
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