Recently, Grammy Award winning Soul/RN’B artiste, Miguel, was involved in an online controversy that drew the ire of many fans and admirers. He is currently touring many cities and performing to sold-out crowds. Of course, like a true performer, one has to try out different things to keep the fans who have spent precious money and time to come watch you, entertained.
Miguel decided to switch things up, along these lines, at a concert in Bern. He took off his shirt. Of course this is very normal for most male artistes with washboard abs and rippling muscles (This doesn’t include you, Rick Ross.) Miguel didn’t stop at that. He decided to simulate having sex on stage. He was literally having sex except he was doing it with thin air. He went through all the motions, in slow motion, putting on protection, starting slow and then quickening pace. It was quite a sight.
Now, many artistes, male and female, these days sell sex. It is almost a rite of passage to becoming successful because you need to keep the fans titillated, waiting with bated breath; excite their senses (and even body parts) to remain relevant. Male stars like Usher and Trey Songz do it all the time and no one bats an eyelid.
However, Miguel had no such luck. Judging from the comments, it would seem these are the three reasons why. First, he is not genuinely seen as a sex symbol. Second, he is seen as a fraud that has niggling question to answer about his sexuality and third, he is held in such high regard that this particular act was deemed classless and unnecessary. The video was uploaded on YOUTUBE and the resulting fall-out was fast, furious, unrelenting and biting. Here are a couple of some stand-out comments. They have been grouped according to nature…
NOTE: Comments are RAW and UNEDITED and copied exactly as posted.
Kimberly King: I literally don’t understand the point of him doing this. I’m embarrassed for him.
TheTylerMaugaShow: Okay I’m Gay and I find this to be funny and a turn off. LOL
xxLovelyGarnetxx: Lmfao what is this? At least he used a condom…
Roberto Aurelio Ruelas Diaz: this thirsty ass nigga be humping a ghost #smh
MyTeelee: Somebody likes this?
mosez100: LORD GOD IN HEAVEN IS THIS MUSIC?? IS THIS WHAT WE TURN TO FOR ENTERTAINMENT, HELP US OH GOD !!!!!
This person apparently felt the situation grave enough to call on the Creator.
Solar20XX: Why? Just… why?
cullycucc: He does have a very nice body, however, this was off-putting.
Sandra Bellam: errrr…why? was there a point? someone pls give me kinda context into this…cos i’m hella confused why he would do that :S
humility0is0a0virtue: damn. too talented for unnecessary shit like this.
Meashayshay2: He really didn’t need to go in this direction. :/
Vanity Smurf: I was stanning hard for u miguel but u need to go back to the basics boo. This trey songz crap aint for you. U are way too talented to go down this path.
Tiree Hill: Miss the old Miguel…wtf happened??
Sibjacj: Another R&B performer who can’t perform a normal R&B show.
MsPattiPattiTV: career suicide
IAmPlaysWithSquirrel: Glad to see I’m not the only who’s completely turned off by this. Why do R&B male artists these days feel the need to pull stupid stunts like this? It’s not sexy, it’s not erotic, It’s just trashy and stupid. True sexiness isn’t supposed to be so overt, it should leave something to the imagination. People constantly go in on female pop singers for exploiting their sexuality for attention, but it’s not like their male counterparts are any better. (STAR COMMENT)
jw79bull: @MiguelUnlimited stop selling sex, you silly Bottom!
The (probably) aroused and loving fans, nonetheless.
Carlos Marroquin: Oh MY boy is very talented! Whatever role he may play in bed…he’s got talent and a great physique
Cymbalz4Lyfe; I know y’all gonna let the man do what the fuck he wants at HIS show. You don’t have to watch it nor be there. And what is with this top and bottom shit. The man is straight. Stop hating on him. Chill out!
dumbocrazy221: He put that in a dudes ass right?
yumcheesy5: he wishes he were that big
fede ludo: he is gay
bedazzlinbeauty: Trey songz is better
Not quite sure where this falls under…
TheLandaverde21: And that’s how Aids started! Lmfao